Three Reasons To Go To The Galapagos

By Allie Almario 1. SOME OF THE WORLD’S RAREST AND MOST UNUSUAL WILDLIFE LIVE HERE.  The iconic Galapagos wild tortoise is a subspecies found only here.  Other wildlife found only in the Galapagos include marine iguanas, which snort salt water out of its nostrils and can swim underwater; the flightless cormorant, the heaviest of its kind and the only cormorant which has lost its ability to fly; 13 different species of Galapagos finches, each one displaying a different...
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Three Reasons To Go To The Amazon

By Allie Almario  1. YOU LOVE ADVENTURE.  It’s not easy to get to the Amazon. No matter which eco-lodge you choose to stay in, inevitably your transport to get there will involve a small plane flight and a few hours of riding along the Amazon River in a motorized canoe to reach your final destination.  Daily birding hikes in pristine private or national reserves will involve waking up at pre-dawn hours, and you’ll have to be prepared to deal with flying insects and high...
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Three Reasons To Go To Machu Picchu

By Allie Almario 1. YOU’RE FASCINATED BY INCA CIVILIZATION.  This 15th-century citadel perched nearly 8,000 feet above the Sacred Valley is known as the Lost City of the Incas. Until American Hiram Bingham “discovered” the ruins in 1911, Machu Picchu was virtually unknown to outsiders. The city is divided into three distinct sections for agricultural, religious and urban use. Close to 200 structures still remain, and the site is often visited by wandering llamas.   2....
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Galapagos Wildlife

By Allie Almario Just like in Africa, you will encounter what we call the Galapagos Big Five.  These are the wildlife species that you are pretty much guaranteed to see whenever you go in the Galapagos archipelago. SEA LIONS:  On just about any trip to the Galapagos, you’ll find yourself literally tripping over colonies of sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki).  They are truly a joy to watch. On the beach, they often act as a welcoming committee, barking a hello as you land on...
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