Top Five Galapagos Photo Tips

By Allie Almario One of the best reasons to go to the Galapagos Islands is because you really do get “up close and personal” with the wildlife. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get as close as possible to the world’s most endangered and unusual animals – like blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions – should be remembered with photographs. Here are our top five photo tips for the best wildlife photography in the Galapagos: Tip #1:  Use the right equipment....
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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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