Archive for January, 2011

The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

| January 31, 2011 | 35 Comments

A tagline in today’s blogging world is more than just a “line.” In fact, it can create a whole new world of engagement for a blog’s readers—if it’s done right. Kathryn and I believe a tagline is a fun way of branding what a travel blog does in the minds of its readers. The best taglines […]

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The Weird and Wonderful Side of Tenerife

The Weird and Wonderful Side of Tenerife

| January 31, 2011 | 4 Comments

No doubt that Tenerife has a long history, beautiful scenery and a great cultural heritage. But it’s also home to some very weird, unusual and downright interesting things. Here are three of the more unusual tourist draws on the island.

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Day Seven: Mysterious Floreana

Day Seven: Mysterious Floreana

| January 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

In the 1930s, the island of Floreana played host to a great deal intrigue and mystery. A German dentist, his mistress, a young family and a self-styled baroness and her two lovers came to settle on the island.

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The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

| January 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

Marine Iguanas from Española are the only subspecies that change colour during breeding season.

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Day Six: Encounters on Espanola

Day Six: Encounters on Espanola

| January 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Espanola is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. Once home to thousands of tortoises, the islands population had been depleted to three males and 12 females by 1970.

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European River Cruising: A 2011 Travel Trend

European River Cruising: A 2011 Travel Trend

| January 17, 2011 | 6 Comments

Getting off the beaten track and visiting Europe’s smaller villages by river boat is predicted to be immensely popular in 2011, especially during spring, according to Australia’s Herald Sun, which named European river cruising a top travel trend for 2011‎.

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Day Five: Visiting San Cristobal and Isla Lobos

Day Five: Visiting San Cristobal and Isla Lobos

| January 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

In the bay, Galapagos sea lions rest on dozens of fishing boats bobbing in the azure bay. Around town, in the shade of benches and statues, sea lions laze, enjoying a brief respite from the sun.

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Day Four: The Sights of South Plaza and Santa Fe

Day Four: The Sights of South Plaza and Santa Fe

| January 10, 2011 | 8 Comments

To say that South Plaza is quite unlike any other island in the Galapagos underscores the amazing diversity of the islands.

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2010: The Year in Review

2010: The Year in Review

| January 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

To close out 2010 (and look ahead to 2011), we’re reviewing some of our blogging accomplishments, our highlights and, moreover, take a moment to thank our readers!

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What We’re Reading: January 7, 2011

What We’re Reading: January 7, 2011

| January 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

Each Friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read.

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| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Day Three: From Bachas Beach to North Seymour

Day Three: From Bachas Beach to North Seymour

| January 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

We’re here for the shorebirds—and the island’s brackish lagoons do not disappoint.

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Day Two: Exploring Chinese Hat and Bartolome

Day Two: Exploring Chinese Hat and Bartolome

| January 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Rounding a corner, we spot a Galapagos hawk perched high above the beach on a bluff—a fearsome predator and scavenger with no natural enemies.

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Day One: From Baltra to Santa Cruz

Day One: From Baltra to Santa Cruz

| January 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Once landed, we are cautioned to choose our steps carefully. The dock, surrounded by several varieties of mangroves is covered by marine iguanas warming themselves in the sun.

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Cruising the Galapagos: Setting Out!

Cruising the Galapagos: Setting Out!

| January 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

We’re planning to turn our trip to the Galapagos Island into a series of posts that will build upon one another, exploring our trip through the Galapagos over a number of days.

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Cruising the Galapagos: Our Itinerary

Cruising the Galapagos: Our Itinerary

| January 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

Because the Galapagos Archipelago lies isolated 600 miles off the coast of South America, its late discovery by humans, along with a historical lack of predators has set the stage for the greatest showcase for evolution to be witnessed anywhere in the world.

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