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What’s Still On My Own Travel Bucket List

People ask me a lot of questions about travel which is fine, that’s my job. However, many of the questions are somewhat repetitive. Strike that, most of them are repetitive. I don’t mind though, most folks are curious about the same things hence the friendly interrogations. I thought I’d take just one of those queries though and expand it into a post all about my bucket list. For a long time I hated the term bucket list. I thought it was too self-limiting since, at least in theory, I want to go...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, Chicago, Arctic, Antarctica, South Pacific, Tasmania, Galapagos, Top Travel Tips, Santa Monica California, Samoa, Guam


Review Of Andando Tours: Galapagos Luxury Worth The Cost?

 The Galapagos Islands are not an easy place to describe because of all the places I’ve been to, I’ve never been anywhere quite like it. When Andando Tours invited me to try one of their tours, scheduling conflicts nearly had me declining what turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. No, I was no paid to write this and it’s not an advertisement. There are other ways to visit the Galapagos on a budget but this particular $4500 Andando trip, onboard the Mary Anne sailboat, ends up being a value...
Tags: Travel, Money, Green, Mario, Ecuador, Health And Fitness, Pacific, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Lodging, Anne, Mary Anne, Puerto Ayora, Fernando Ortiz, Andando


Tarte High Tides & Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides & Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette ($39) is a new, limited edition that includes contains eyeshadows and glittery gel toppers in aquatic hues. This is a pretty exciting release for Tarte as there are some bold blues and aquas that the brand hasn’t released before. It’s a refreshing change from their normal nude, neutral palettes that’s for sure. I love a good turquoise eye look and this palette appeared to have quite a few options to create one not to mention ...
Tags: Beauty, Galapagos, Swatches, Eyeshadow, Makeup Reviews, Tarte, Eyeshadow Palettes, Sephora Tarte, Spring Collections 2019, Glitter Gel Toppers


10 best places to visit on a cruise

From the Galapagos to the Ganges, these places are the cream of the cruising crop [Author: Tamara Hinson]
Tags: Galapagos, Ganges, Tamara Hinson


Galapagos: a once-in-a-lifetime luxury journey to experience rare and unique wildlife

It is easy to imagine why the Galapagos Islands are one of the top places to visit of many experienced travelers. Online, you can see many articles, reviews and photos of this exotic paradise, but the truth is, that none of them will really do justice to what you see in reality. When researching online, […] The post Galapagos: a once-in-a-lifetime luxury journey to experience rare and unique wildlife appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Adventure Travel, Galapagos, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel


Best family trips in South America

Perhaps you hadn’t been thinking of South America as a family travel destination. The huge continent is actually a fantastic place to explore with the kids — full of otherworldly landscapes, sand dunes, dinosaur sites, sky-high cable cars, national parks, and super beaches. For parents with an adventurous streak, there’s no better place to bring the family. From Ecuador down to Uruguay, here are some of our favorite places. Ecuador Photo: Stephanie Frias If Ecuador isn’t on your bucket li...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Usa, Colorado, California, US, Los Angeles, Atlantic, Chile, Beverly Hills, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America


I Can Get Behind the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides & Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Did you see the new Tarte Rainforest of the Sea High Tides & Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette yet? It’s gorgeous. Tarte, finally you’re getting it right! Some people will hate the glitter aspect but I’m all about it. If you recall the Tarte Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette was a success for me so, I have high hope that the glittery shades in the Rainforest of the Sea High Tides & Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette are the same formula! This palette contains eight creamy powder shadows and four glitter t...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Galapagos, South Beach, Etude House, Spring Collections 2019, Champagne Beach


What to do in Isla de la Plata

The Galapagos Islands have always captured imaginations, attracting adventurers and animal lovers with promises of unique, endangered species and picturesque environments. But, as they recount their experiences seeing giant tortoises and sunbathing iguanas, those adventurers and animal lovers usually fail to mention how crazy expensive it is to visit the Galapagos. Between the hundreds of dollars you’ll pay for a plane ticket from mainland Ecuador, the thousands of dollars for a four-to-seven...
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, All, Puerto López, Isla de la Plata, Elisa Locci Shutterstock, Galapagos College, Angela Perryman Shutterstock


Young giant tortoises set free in the Galapagos

Conservationists release 155 Española Giant-Tortoises in the Galapagos. Also named Chelonoidis hoodensis, this breed on Santa Fe island will help replace a similar species that died out 150 years ago. Video provided by AFP            [Author: Newslook]
Tags: News, Santa Fe, Galapagos, Afp, Newslook, Galapagos Also


Conservationists release 155 giant tortoises on Galapagos island

Conservationists have released 155 giant tortoises on an island in the Galapagos to help replace a similar species that died out 150 years ago, officials aid Thursday. The young tortoises, of the breed Chelonoidis hoodensis, were set free on Santa Fe island, the Galapagos National Park service announced. The tortoises, each aged around 10-12 years old, were raised at the Fausto Llerena breeding center and are part of a program to repopulate the island at the center of the Pacific archipelago.
Tags: Science, Pacific, Santa Fe, Galapagos, Galapagos National Park, Fausto Llerena


Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years is rediscovered

A member of a giant tortoise species once thought extinct was recently spotted on a remote island in the Galapagos. Scientists discovered the female adult tortoise, commonly referred to as a Fernandina giant tortoise, off the island of Fernandina. They believe she is well over 100 years old. The group removed the tortoise from the island and brought her to a customized breeding facility on Santa Cruz Island. The scientists were part of a collaborative expedition funded by the Galapagos National...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Endangered Species, Tortoise, Endangered, Galapagos, Santa Cruz, Duke University, Fernandina, Santa Cruz Island, La Cumbre, Galapagos National Park, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos Conservancy, Fernandina Giant Tortoise


'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise believed to be found

Experts say they discovered a giant tortoise that could belong to a species thought to have been extinct for more than a century.
Tags: News, Stories, Galapagos


I Travel Because…

This year I am working with Allianz Travel Insurance to help provide new content and as a new travel partner. I’ve long taken out travel insurance on my trips and, from experience, it’s an important aspect of the travel experience. But today’s post isn’t about insurance, no, instead they asked me to tackle a thought exercise in this sponsored post that at first blush seemed easy but what has been an important challenge. This year Allianz is talking all about the question, “I Travel Because…” We...
Tags: Travel, US, Gorbachev, Washington Dc, Paris, Dc, Galapagos, Top Travel Tips, Foreign Service, Allianz, Allianz Travel Insurance


Galápagos tortoise, feared extinct, spotted for the first time in more than 100 years

More than 100 years since it was last seen by humans, a species of giant tortoise has been found on the Galapagos island of Fernandina.According to the government of Ecuador, an adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, more commonly known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. This species of tortoise was last seen alive in 1906. The International Union for Conservation of Nature had previously listed the turtle as critically endangered and possibly extinct.The tor...
Tags: Google, Science, Ecuador, Peta, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Steve Irwin, Fernandina, Fernandina Island, Turtle Conservancy, Galapagos Conservancy, Fernandina Giant Tortoise, Fausto Llerena Tortoise Breeding Center, Galapagos National Park Directorate


Giant tortoise thought extinct is found on Galapagos

Conservationists in the Galapagos Islands have found a giant tortoise from a species thought to have become extinct more than a century ago. The adult female tortoise was found on the island of Fernandina in the west of the Pacific archipelago, and is believed to be a Fernandina Giant Tortoise, also known as Chelonoidis phantasticus, a species last sighted in 1906. It was taken by boat to the main Galapagos conservation center on Santa Cruz island.
Tags: Science, Pacific, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Fernandina Giant Tortoise


Giant Tortoise Species Thought to Be Extinct Found Alive in the Galapagos

It's hard to avoid negative environmental news - but we've recently found one story of hope. A species of giant tortoise, not seen by human eyes for over a hundred years, has been discovered alive and thriving in the Galapagos Islands.
Tags: Life, Galapagos


'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

A species of giant tortoise believed to have been extinct for more than 100 years has been discovered on the Galapagos island of Fernandina.
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Giant tortoise believed extinct for 100 years found in Galápagos

Adult female discovered 113 years after only other living Chelonoidis phantasticus was foundA living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galápagos island of Fernandina. Related: Welcome home, Lonesome George: giant tortoise returns to Galapagos Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Fernandina, Galapagos Continue


Looking for a Memorable Experience in 2019? Take a Wildlife Vacation

It seems like yesterday that 2019 started. Everyone set their resolutions and the yearly race is on. Just like that, a month has already run past us. During this time, a few New Year’s resolutions have been fulfilled, some have been forgotten, while others are still waiting to be met. The people associated with the latter segment are still looking for ways to fulfill their plans. Doing it properly than doing it quickly seems to be a popular approach these days. Keeping this in mind, if yo...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Australia, Africa, Earth, Falkland Islands, South America, Travel Tips, Adventure Travel, Machu Picchu, Galapagos, Grey, Savannah, Steve Irwin, Shelly Beach


A Tortoise Species That Was Feared Extinct Was Found in the Galapagos

A Fernandina Giant Tortoise has not been seen in more than 110 years
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Ecuador, Galapagos, Overnight, Onetime, Fernandina Giant Tortoise


Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.
Tags: Science, Galapagos, LIMA Peru


Scuba sites in Baja California

Baja California is famous for its dramatic landscape of boulder fields, cactus-studded mountains, and nearly 2,000 miles of rugged coastline. While Baja may be arid and earth-toned above water, below the surface it transforms into a colorful and biodiverse ecosystem. Nicknamed the world’s aquarium by Jacques Cousteau, this region is one of Mexico’s most impressive destinations for dive travel, yet it’s often overlooked by tourists in favor of the Yucatán. If you want these stunning sites all ...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, Pacific, Central America, Neptune, Scuba Diving, La Paz, Galapagos, All, Cortez, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, Espiritu Santo, Gordo, Jacques Cousteau


La Selva Lodge Amazon Rainforest Ecuador

Now we have an experience to rival our Galapagos trip.Although Ecuador has just 2 of the Amazon Rainforest it is the most bio diverse region.The La Selva area has over 600 varieties of birds 7 types of monkeys and countless varieties of trees pl
Tags: Travel, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Galapagos, LA SELVA, La Selva Lodge Amazon Rainforest Ecuador


Postcards sent from Galapagos Island

The Galapagos Islands take “snail mail” to a whole new level. In 1989, Peter and Varna Chadwick were on vacation in the Ecuadorian islands when they sent postcards to themselves at their home in Manchester, England, as a souvenir. The postcards didn’t arrive; however, last month, the home’s new owner, Kevin Thewlis, received them. He tracked down the Chadwicks, who now live in Stockton-on-Tees, to reunite them with their long-lost postcards. Photo: Peter Chadwick The cards had been sent vi...
Tags: Travel, England, Bbc, BBC News, Mail, Stockton, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, All, Peter, MANCHESTER England, Galapagos Island, Snail Mail, Chadwicks, Peter Chadwick, Varna Chadwick


New tech 'MERMAIDS' can detect earthquakes before they wreak destruction

Most of the ocean floor is inaccessible to seismologists. Much can be learned about the interior of Earth by listening to earthquakes. Ingenious new floating sensors are changing the ocean seismology game. None They're called MERMAIDs. They're drifting seismometers that listen to movements of Earth's crust pulsing through the waters of previously unmonitored reaches of the oceans, the two-thirds of the Earth that's inaccessible to stationary seismic detectors. Scientists can glean a tremendous...
Tags: Water, Earth, Discovery, Engineering, Oceans, Hawaii, Earthquakes, Geology, Innovation, Volcano, Invention, South Pacific, Princeton, Kelvin, Submarine, Galapagos Islands


New MERMAID tech will help geoscientists discover the inside of planet Earth

Most of the ocean floor is inaccessible to seismologists. Much can be learned about the inside of Earth by listening to earthquakes. Ingenious new floating sensors are changing the ocean seismology game. None They're called MERMAIDs. They're drifting seismometers that listen to movements of Earth's crust pulsing through the waters of previously unmonitored reaches of the oceans, the two-thirds of the Earth that's inaccessible to stationary seismic detectors. Scientists can glean a tremendous a...
Tags: Water, Earth, Discovery, Engineering, Oceans, Hawaii, Earthquakes, Geology, Innovation, Volcano, Invention, South Pacific, Princeton, Kelvin, Submarine, Galapagos Islands


After 6 Years At Sea, These Are Pictures Of Galapagos Albatross Returning To Land

There are 22 species of albatross, who use the largest wingspans of any bird to fly for 5-6 years out over the open ocean. One of those species, the waved albatross, nests in only one place in the world: along these cliffs on Espanola Island in the Galapagos. Albatross accomplish these long journeys often without flapping their wings, eating fish to fuel themselves for an eventual return home to find a mate. I was fortunate enough to capture photos of them during their return for breeding seas...
Tags: Travel, Green, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Pictures And Video, Espanola, Española Island, Galapagos Albatross


New islands, happy feet: Study reveals island formation a key driver of penguin speciation

Ever since Darwin first set foot on the Galapagos, evolutionary biologists have long known that the geographic isolation of archipelagos has helped spur the formation of new species. Now, an international research team led by Theresa Cole at the University of Otago, New Zealand, has found the same holds true for penguins. They have found the first compelling evidence that modern penguin diversity is driven by islands, despite spending the majority of their lives at sea.
Tags: Darwin, Galapagos, University of Otago New Zealand, Theresa Cole


MERMAIDs reveal secrets from below the ocean floor

Floating seismometers dubbed MERMAIDs -- Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers -- reveal that Galápagos volcanoes are fed by a mantle plume reaching 1,900 km deep. By letting their nine MERMAIDs float freely for two years, an international team of researchers created an artificial network of oceanic seismometers that could fill in one of the blank areas on the global geologic map, where otherwise no seismic information is available.
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Drones dispense rat poison to help rid islands in Galapagos region of rodents

If you’re trying to get troublesome rats off a Galapagos region island without damaging the native animals or plants, what’s the best way to go about it? Use rat poison-dispensing drones obviously. The post Drones dispense rat poison to help rid islands in Galapagos region of rodents appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Galapagos, Emerging Tech