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Two Go Round Chile and Argentina

Two Go Round Chile and Argentina

| March 2, 2011 | 7 Comments

Soon we’ll be exploring the streets of Santiago, sampling Chilean wines, soaking in the natural beauty of the Lake District’s glaciers and lakes, and sampling the food, wine and sophistication of the ‘Paris of the South’, Buenos Aires.

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Day Eight: Galapagos Tortoises in Santa Cruz

Day Eight: Galapagos Tortoises in Santa Cruz

| February 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

With echoes of Vonnegut’s narrator ringing in my ears, we disembarked the Millenium one last time to explore Santa Cruz, which offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos Tortoises.

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The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

| January 31, 2011 | 30 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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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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Day Five: Visiting San Cristobal and Isla Lobos

Day Five: Visiting San Cristobal and Isla Lobos

| January 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 | 9 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 | 5 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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Day Three: From Bachas Beach to North Seymour

Day Three: From Bachas Beach to North Seymour

| January 6, 2011 | 5 Comments

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

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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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A Look Back and a Look Ahead

A Look Back and a Look Ahead

| December 29, 2010 | 9 Comments

There is a psychological pleasure in anticipation. And it was this pleasure that energized both Kathryn and me in those early days, and it was this energy that served as catalyst for the blog itself.

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Free eBook: The Physics of Flocking

Free eBook: The Physics of Flocking

| December 6, 2010 | 4 Comments

Daniel’s latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like ‘Looking Back’ and ‘The Whole Picture’ along with new reflections.

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Best of Two Go RTW: November 2010

Best of Two Go RTW: November 2010

| November 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

Looking for something great to read? Check out our ‘Best of the Month’! In it we feature our fabulous five: our five most-read posts, our five busiest comment contributors and our five top referring sites.

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The Whole Picture: Gyeongbokgung Palace Sundial

The Whole Picture: Gyeongbokgung Palace Sundial

| November 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

This type of hemispheric sundial was dubbed ‘Angbuilgu’, which literally means an “upward looking kettle that catches the shadow of the sun”.

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The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

| November 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

These are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world, which include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay.

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The Whole Picture: San Pedro Market

The Whole Picture: San Pedro Market

| November 2, 2010 | 4 Comments

If you’re headed to Cusco, be sure to take a day or an afternoon to explore the city on foot. Of particular note is the San Pedro Market—a covered open-air market encompassing three city blocks. Located West of the Plaza de Armas near the San Pedro Train Station, Cusco’s central market is a vibrant spot […]

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