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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Best Time To Go To The Galapagos

By Allie Almario There is never a bad time to travel to the Galapagos. No matter when you go, something is always happening with the wildlife. The hilarious courting behavior of blue-footed boobies is often seen in May on North Seymour Island.  In July, you’ll have the best chance to see whales and dolphins, especially off the western coast of Isabela Island.  Sea lions begin giving birth in September. December is the start of the warm season and giant tortoise eggs...
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