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Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

It’s one thing to see pictures of incredible wildlife online, but getting up close and personal with them is another matter entirely.

From meeting pandas in their natural environment, and snow monkeys in Japan to ethical experiences with elephants in Thailand, here are six amazing travel ideas for animal lovers.

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Family Travel Inspiration: 7 Trips And Outdoor Adventures

Posted by on 7:26 pm in Blog, Ecuador, Family Travel, Nicaragua, Thailand, United States | 12 comments

Family Travel Inspiration: 7 Trips And Outdoor Adventures

When planning family trips, it’s best to keep kids busy with activities from crafting and music lessons to hiking and swimming. No one wants to hear, “Mom, I’m bored” while lounging beach side with a cocktail in hand.

Travel is one of the most fun ways for a parent to share the cultures and natural wonders of the world. These destinations are safe for kiddos, catering to the picky eaters, adrenaline junkies, nature lovers, and beach bums too. Not only will kids be welcome, they’ll find programs and excursions designed just for them on each of these global adventures.

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Countries To Consider For a Volunteer Placement This Year

Posted by on 11:24 pm in Blog, Ecuador, Travel Tips, Volunteer Travel | 34 comments

Countries To Consider For a Volunteer Placement This Year

Combining volunteerism with travel is one of our favorite ways to explore the globe, though it’s absolutely vital to choose a project which makes a genuine difference to the community and society as a whole.

And while every country needs volunteers equally, there are a number of countries that are notoriously resource strapped, and often overlooked by international volunteers who opt for more popular destinations when choosing their placements.

As such, the following are countries we recommend considering for a volunteer placement in 2016. These choices may mean branching out to a perhaps previously unthought-of destination, though each offers the opportunity to affect real change and impact local lives where help is desperately needed.

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Volunteer Latin America on the Importance of Ethical Volunteering

Posted by on 11:34 pm in Blog, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Volunteer Travel, Writers | 34 comments

Volunteer Latin America on the Importance of Ethical Volunteering

Combining volunteerism with travel is one of our favorite ways to explore the globe, though it’s absolutely vital to choose a project which makes a genuine difference to the community and society as a whole.

Realizing that this is now an industry which can turn a profit, some companies and organizations are ignoring the long-term effects of volunteering on host communities, and as such there is now a lot of cynicism about those who want to become an international volunteer to “do good”.

We speak to Stephen Knight today about volunteering in Latin America, and the importance of ethical volunteerism.

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South American Bucket List Destinations

Posted by on 8:15 pm in Argentina, Blog, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru | 22 comments

South American Bucket List Destinations

Incan ruins, Andean peaks, and glaciers which will take your breath away. Colonial towns, white-sand beaches, and trails which lead directly under awe inspiring falls. From the Galapagos to the Amazon, and the dramatic landscapes in Tierra del Fuego, South America is just full of incredible natural wonders and bucket list destinations which set the stage for incredible adventures.

Travelers who skip South America are truly missing out – there is more culture, passion and history here than any other place in the world, and a more diverse range of natural wonders and landscapes than found in any other continent on earth.

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Our Best Underwater Photos From the Galapagos

Posted by on 9:49 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Ecuador | 40 comments

Our Best Underwater Photos From the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) is one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Full of extraordinary nature, wildlife and awe inspiring views, it was a visit here, in 1835, when a young Charles Darwin began to formulate his evolutionary (and revolutionary) theory of natural selection.

As in Darwin’s day, the true attraction of the Galapagos is its wildlife. Marine Iguanas, Great Frigatebirds, Blue-footed boobies and of course, the massive Galapagos tortoise, are just some of the stars found here in what is arguably nature’s greatest showcase.

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The Time I Became a Burn Victim in the Galapagos Islands.

Posted by on 11:02 pm in Blog, Ecuador, Travel Tips | 42 comments

The Time I Became a Burn Victim in the Galapagos Islands.

Upon our arrival in the Galapagos Islands we instantly hit the beach. We packed our towels, wet-suits, snorkel gear, suntan lotion, umbrellas and hats, and headed straight for a day of responsible sun, sand and surf.

We snorkeled close enough to touch enormous sea turtles, were slapped around under water by playful sea lions, and swam through schools of sharks, rare coral, and colorful fish while blue footed boobies and frigatebirds circled overhead. At the end of the day we collapsed onto the beach next to an equally as exhausted sea lion, enjoying an afternoon nap under the warmth of the fierce Equatorial sun.

That day I made one tragic error in judgement which left me with severe burns.

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Taste Buds Will Travel: The Single Foods You Must Try In South America

Posted by on 5:30 pm in Argentina, Blog, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Food, Peru | 18 comments

Taste Buds Will Travel: The Single Foods You Must Try In South America

South America is a diverse continent comprising of some truly phenomenal cultures, each with their own authentic, local cuisine. And from Guinea Pig in Peru to Frogs Legs in Bolivia, it’s the food that travelers tend to remember the most during their time here.

There are many books to learn about traditional food of South America, though to start you off, here are the single foods you must try while traveling through South America!

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