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How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

On a recent trip to the famed Galapagos Islands, I was determined to stick to a strict travel budget. I had traveled abroad on the cheap many times before – through China for three weeks, around Japan for two, and so on – and I saw no reason why the Galapagos Islands could not be similarly planned.

The Sweet Taste of Colonial Costa Rica

The Sweet Taste of Colonial Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s El Viejo Wetlands set up a 5,000-acre sanctuary for native wildlife species in the tropical dry forest, where visitors can take tours of one of Costa Rica’s most unique ecosystems. On a morning riverboat tour of the area, I was lucky enough to see howler monkeys, crocodiles, giant iguanas and too many species of birds to try and recount.

Discovering Casa Andina in Peru

Discovering Casa Andina in Peru

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Peru on Globus’ Peru Splendors tour. It was an amazing trip, from the guides to the properties. One of the elements of the program that most surprised me was the Casa Andina hotel brand.

A Volcano of Extinction

A Volcano of Extinction

Anywhere you hike on Easter Island is likely going to afford you breathtaking views of the sea. By hiking to Rano Kau — part of the Rapa Nui National Park and located next to the ruins of the ceremonial village of Orongo — I discovered an enormous crater lake that is nearly a mile wide.