South America

  • Ten Quick (But Fascinating) Facts About the Galapagos Islands

    Ten Quick (But Fascinating) Facts About the Galapagos Islands

    There’s simply no place else on planet earth quite like the Galapagos Islands. We’ve got lots of great information to share with you from our Galapagos adventure over the next several weeks. But before we got too far in the series we figured it’d be a good idea to share a few interesting facts about this place, to give you a better idea of why it’s so, so special. So check ’em out:

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  • Episode Extra: Visit a Galapagos Tortoise Breeding Center (VIDEO)

    Episode Extra: Visit a Galapagos Tortoise Breeding Center (VIDEO)

    When you hear about the rare and spectacular wildlife that populates Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, invariably you’ll hear a lot about the fascinating Galapagos giant tortoises. They are one of the many species of animals endemic to the Galapagos…

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  • Photo of the Day: Shadows On a Golden Galapagos Sunset

    Photo of the Day: Shadows On a Golden Galapagos Sunset

    All told, we took hundreds upon hundreds of photos during our incredible adventure in the Galapagos. Most of them of all the different types of spectacular wildlife you’ll find around the islands. But this… this one is actually one of our very favorite shots,

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  • Episode Extra: Galapagos Penguins, Iguanas and Sharks (VIDEO)

    Episode Extra: Galapagos Penguins, Iguanas and Sharks (VIDEO)

    So we had kind of a crazy day when we arrived to the Galapagos and to be honest we weren’t really sure – after some of that madness we encountered at the airport – how this whole thing was gonna go. But then came the first full day of our cruise around the islands…

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  • Where We Stayed: A Video Tour of Our Galapagos Catamaran

    Where We Stayed: A Video Tour of Our Galapagos Catamaran

    With our epic Galapagos adventure series underway, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a little peek inside our ride around the islands. We actually had a choice of two different boats to take on our cruise around the islands: the Seaman Journey and one other yacht, which honestly was the more luxurious of the two.

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  • Photo of the Day: A Family of Galapagos Flightless Cormorants

    Photo of the Day: A Family of Galapagos Flightless Cormorants

    So nobody likes to call anybody’s baby ugly. 🙂 But we’ve gotta say the tiny little baby flightless cormorant we saw poking its head up from its nest on the Galapagos Island of Fernandina was so adorably ugly he absolutely made our hearts melt. Check him out!

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  • Photo of the Day: A Giant Tortoise Traffic Jam in the Galapagos

    Photo of the Day: A Giant Tortoise Traffic Jam in the Galapagos

    We were fortunate to see so many different types of rare and incredible animals during our Adventure Life cruise through the Galapagos Islands, but few creatures captured our hearts and our imaginations like the lovable Galapagos giant tortoise.

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  • Photo of the Day: The Wide Open Spaces of Argentine Patagonia

    Photo of the Day: The Wide Open Spaces of Argentine Patagonia

    As we mentioned in the post that accompanied yesterday’s episode, wherever we travel we always hold a special spot in our hearts for those places that remind us a little bit of home. And few places we’ve visited remind us of the vast, beautiful wide open spaces, big skies and endless plains of West Texas, more than the Patagonian plains of Argentina.

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  • Photo of the Day: The Rugged Gauchos of Argentine Patagonia

    Photo of the Day: The Rugged Gauchos of Argentine Patagonia

    Back home in Texas, we still have our cowboys. Our vaqueros. Though it’s true – there aren’t as many true cowboys remaining today, you still don’t have to look too far to find ’em. As the legend holds, cowboys are generally strong, honest, silent types – but very proud and certainly capable of kicking your ass when provoked. And it turns out the very same could be said for their Argentine counterparts.

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  • Photo of the Day: Watching Over the Flock in Patagonia

    Photo of the Day: Watching Over the Flock in Patagonia

    One of the coolest things about our visit to the Estancia el Galpon near El Calafate, Argentina was being able to watch the gauchos and the dogs work the flocks of sheep out in the fields behind the estancia. The dogs especially!

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