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Ecotourism and indigenous stewardship

Ecotourism is generally hailed as the best form of tourism for environmentally conscious travelers. When the idea of a retreat into nature complete with wildlife observation and beautiful amenities is sold to customers, it is certainly easy to see why this may be preferable to other forms of tourism. Hence, it makes perfect sense that […] The post Ecotourism and indigenous stewardship appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Regions

What to find in the Plaza Grande of Quito

The Plaza Grande or Plaza de la Independencia, is located on Av. Venezuela between Chile and Espejo. It is one of the biggest attractions of the colonial center of Quito. In it some of the architectural jewels are discovered which were fundamental pieces so that it has been declared by the United Nations, as Cultural […] The post What to find in the Plaza Grande of Quito appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Chile, Attractions, United Nations, Venezuela, South America, Ecuador, Regions, Going Out, Quito, Plaza de la Independencia

The most remote train journeys

Train travel has a fresh spotlight on the tourism stage thanks to movements in slow and sustainable travel. One of our greenest choices, trains make us nomads back on the ground level. It’s a strange, meditative speed with ample time to process and daydream. Trains also allow us to roam where roads don’t go and gaze on things planes don’t see. These epic train adventures epitomize this spirit, giving us the best of both journey and destination. 1. Trans-Siberian Railway — Russia, Mongolia, a...
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Options for Galapagos Family Travel in Ecuador

While a great number of travelers to the islands are couples and groups, Galapagos Family travel can be a wonderful experience all around. In this unique archipelago for biodiversity, kids can get much more immersed in nature than anywhere else, with mammals, birds, and reptiles that seem indifferent to humans' presence. "Three feet away people!" is a guide's most common command since even mother birds with little chicks just sit there and watch you go by without reacting. A cruise around the ...
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Family Travel, Galapagos, Luxury Cruises, Travel Life, Small Ship Cruises, Quito, Guayaquil, Santa Cruz Island, Mary Anne, Extravagance, Luxury Family Travel, Pikaia Lodge, Galapagos Family Travel

Beautiful images from Madagascar

In December , my family and I took a trip across northern Madagascar, the world’s second-largest island country after Indonesia and home to diverse animal species found nowhere else on the planet. The country is made up of the main island of Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, and several smaller islands. We started on the island of Nosy Be, off the coast of the main island, and ended at the main island’s northern port city of Antsiranana, visiting three national parks along the w...
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Galapagos cruises versus Caribbean cruises

A vacation is supposed to be a relaxing time when you disconnect from your routine and have a stress-free couple of days… or weeks. Cruises are a great way to spend your vacation since you don’t have to worry about anything but being on time for the daily excursions and enjoying the activities included in […] The post Galapagos cruises versus Caribbean cruises appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Caribbean, Galapagos, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel

Conquering Quitos Bus system and the start of High Altitude training

Our first 2 days in Ecuador were spent at a great hostel in Quito Hostel Revolution getting used to the altitude and finding the central market for supplies and lunch. We decided not to have the potatoes and leather or the leather and bookletWe lea
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Top 10 activities in the Galapagos you can do by yourself after your cruise

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful and most sought-after places in the world, and one of the best ways to visit the Galapagos and get the most of your visit is a Galapagos cruise with a great itinerary. As cruises have certain limitations like set departures and a limited number of passengers […] The post Top 10 activities in the Galapagos you can do by yourself after your cruise appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Regions

Three Weeks in Review

Looking back at my experience in Ecuador as a whole one of the things that stands out to me the most is the hospitality we experienced.Obviously the first brush we had with hospitality here was with our host families in Quito. They treated us just lik
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Quito

Taking Care of the Water

Throughout this last week weve been in and out of different parts of the Amazon rainforest and the highlands of Ecuador. One common thing that Ive noticed on the side of the road is a type of sign that says something along the lines of Water is l
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecuador

American Adds 2nd Checked Bag Fee For South America Flights

For tickets purchased starting January 28th, 2020 American is adding a fee for second checked bags for flights to and from South America. This applies to travel to and from Argentina, Brazil, Chila, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay. It does not apply to Colombia, Guyana, or Ecuador. Meanwhile customers departing on late flights from Peru, be prepared for a significant inconvenience. Continue reading American Adds 2nd Checked Bag Fee For South America Flights...
Tags: Travel, Peru, South America, Uruguay, Airlines, Ecuador, American Airlines, Checked Bag Fees, Argentina Brazil Chila Peru Paraguay, Colombia Guyana

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way home from the Galapagos

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way back from the Galapagos Islands, where I went for 10 days on a bucket list trip with Cheetah Boy and his girlfriend. You may be thinking to yourself, “Gee, Marla’s a poorly paid journalist. Did she win the lottery? If not, how can she afford to go on such a notoriously expensive trip?” And the answer is: I can’t. And, no, I didn’t win the lottery, but if you did, feel free to finance me. I’ll send you my Paypal address. To go on this trip, I did two t...
Tags: Travel, New York, India, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Morocco, Ecuador, Jetblue, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Anchorage, Aleutian Islands, Guayaquil Ecuador, Guayaquil

5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […] The post 5 of the world’s most overlooked animals appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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9 of the best luxury sailing cruise adventures

The days of sail were thought to be over but they’re coming back with a vengeance. More and more people want to be environmentally friendly when they take a cruise these days and you can’t get much greener than a luxury sailing ship especially one that has been converted into a 5 star cruise liner. […] The post 9 of the best luxury sailing cruise adventures appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Greece, Indonesia, Africa, Egypt, United Kingdom, South America, Ecuador, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel, Worldwide

The ultimate packing guide for your Amazon adventure

One of the first things you should consider when packing for your next vacation is the climate you will be visiting. In an ideal world, you could pick and choose the kind of weather you’ll experience. But in the real world, it’s best to do your research beforehand so that you will be prepared for […] The post The ultimate packing guide for your Amazon adventure appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South America, Ecuador, Regions

A visual guide for things to do in Quito, Ecuador

UNESCO declared Quito the first World Heritage city because of its city center. Quito preserves a large number of historical sites and artifacts that people can visit and view today. Quito not only has its own unique artistic expression through a unique Baroque style, which means that indigenous people have adapted and reinterpreted the Baroque […] The post A visual guide for things to do in Quito, Ecuador appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Unesco, South America, Ecuador, Regions, Quito, Quito Ecuador

Quite a bit Different

The culture is so different here in Ecuador and although I'm not surprised that there are differences it is still surprising to see certain differences. The past few days have been very interesting on a relational level especially between Matt and I and
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Ecuador on an Individual Level 3

I have reached day 5 of my Ecuador trip and I have noticed some things that have affected me emotionally and mentally. For the first few days I had a lot of information and observations coming at me and I did not have much time to process my reactions o
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How Street Food is the Ultimate Travel Guide: 50 Favorite Street Food Dishes

Food and travel, one of life’s great experience intersections. Although we enjoy our share of refined cuisine and elaborate meals at restaurants, it’s often our street food quests around the world — raw on-the-ground journeys that convey authenticity — that yield some of life’s most revealing moments and enlighten us in unexpected ways. Here are our 50 favorite street food dishes from around the world. Food generally serves as a natural gateway to a more profound understanding of cultu...
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Ecuador on a Relational Level 2

As this is my third day I am a bit tired and sun burnt but EXTREMELY grateful for the experiences I have already had. Today our host mama took us all over Quito to show us her favorite locations. I was blown away by the city's beauty and reverence fo
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Ecuador on a Social Level 1

Hello from Ecuador This is my 2nd full day here. While it has only been a few days I have observed and learned so much about this culture and its norms. So far I have been able to communicate fairly well with my host mama. She is very kind and patient w
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50 Awesome Solo Travel Destinations To Visit In 2020

From Slovenia to Ecuador, these spots offer a variety of activities for solo travelers.
Tags: Travel, Slovenia, Ecuador

Ecuador Awaits...

This coming week I will be returning to EcuadorIt has been six years since my last visit and I could not be more thrilled to return to the land see how it has changed and explore new areas. I will be staying with a host family for the first two we
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New Travel Stories for the 2020s

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Tags: Travel, Publishing, England, General, Hungary, Argentina, Ecuador, Travel Industry, Travel Books, Leffel Projects, Perceptive Travel, Travel Stories, Argentina Travel

Where to travel in 2020

The 25 places you need to travel in 2020 Photo: Scott Sporleder W e are now at the dawn of a new decade. And though today might not feel much different than yesterday, for some reason years that end in zero always make us think a little harder about what the future will hold. Some think about marriage and children. Others wonder about their career paths. But nearly all of us wonder where the next 10 years will take us around this beaut...
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The ultimate list: 100 things to do in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos is not only known for its huge contribution to Darwin´s Theory of Evolution, back in the 16th century, but also for its fragile ecosystem and harsh conditions of the archipelago. Therefore, the National Park Directorate has set a series of rules that every visitor and local must follow. Not in vain, the first rule […] The post The ultimate list: 100 things to do in the Galapagos Islands appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Darwin, Galapagos, Regions, Therefore the National Park Directorate

Still Alive Tag 93 Googlen

Heute war ein relativ computerlastiger Tag ich ging am spteren Vormittag in das Hotel meiner Mutter um ihr am Handy zu helfen und mit ihr nach Mietautos in Ecuador und WGZimmern in Ulm zu suchen. Am Ende fanden wir ein ziemlich schnes Zimmer fr m
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Still Alive Tag 89 Ab nach Ecuador

Heute verbrachten wir den vormittag mit Reiseplanung. Meine Eltern hatten sich entschieden mich zu Weihnachten besuchen zu gehen und morgen sollte meine Mutter in Quito landen deshalb wollten wir dorthin. Nur lagen noch ca. 1000km und eine Grenze zwisch
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The Amazon is under siege

There are many different groups of indigenous people who live within the green walls of the Amazon rainforest, which spans nine countries in South America. These self-sufficient communities, each with their own individual language and culture, have called the rainforest home for millennia and have done so by living within their means thanks to the […] The post The Amazon is under siege appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, South America, Ecuador, Guyana, Bolivia, Regions, French Guiana, Suriname

How to travel sustainably

Earlier this month , climate activist Greta Thunberg became TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year, and we applaud her well-deserved award. At 16 years of age, Thunberg has communicated the urgency of our climate crisis more effectively than nearly anyone else on the planet. Months earlier, Thunberg had sailed across the Atlantic to deliver a speech to the UN, rather than release heat-trapping carbon into the atmosphere by flying there. She has drawn attention to the environmental impact of air trave...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Utah, Africa, Sustainability, Atlantic, United States, United Nations, Brazil, Un, South America, Ecuador, Guatemala, Rio, Rwanda, Galapagos

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