The Galapagos Islands are one of the few places on our planet that still remain “off the beaten path,” making it a destination that still caters to the Solo Traveler’s intrepid spirit and desire to truly go somewhere that’s markedly different and undisturbed by the masses. Such untaintedness is thanks in large part to a.) just how isolated and faraway they are from the South American continent and b.) by just how regulated visits to the Galapagos are.
Fact: 97% of the Galapagos Islands are a National Park, Marine Reserve, and a UNESCO World [...]
Ecuador is located to the Northwest of South America, straddling latitude 0°, right at the “Middle of the World”. The country’s geography encompasses a dazzling variety of landscapes: magnificent beaches on the shores of the Pacific; Amazon rainforest; Andean cloudforests, snow-capped mountains and volcanoes; Highland [...]
When traveling to the Galapagos Islands with children, you may wonder if the wildlife and scenery will be enough to keep young boys and girls interested. The truth is, this small and incredibly special region of our planet has more than enough to keep children of nearly all ages fascinated and happy, thanks in large part to a wide array of activities that will allow them to interact with several different aspects of the archipelago. So, if you’re considering a family vacation in this mesmerizing corner of the world, our recommendation is to stop hesitating [...]
What is it about Quito that makes it such a sought-after destination and the focus of so many tourism awards? Since being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 the modern elements of the city have undergone a significant transformation, extending dramatically to the north, south, and west; improving its numerous highways, bridges, and tunnels; and constructing its first subway line (Metro), all the while preserving and reinvigorating its romantic and culturally significant Historic Center. Having been selected six times over as South [...]