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What We’re Reading: April 29, 2011

What We’re Reading: April 29, 2011

| April 28, 2011 | 0 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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The Whole Picture: Osorno Volcano

The Whole Picture: Osorno Volcano

| April 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

With its classical blackish dark green color and ornamented with arms of eternal snow, Osorno Volcano noted for its resemblance to Mount Fuji of Japan.

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Touring Santiago’s Wineries

Touring Santiago’s Wineries

| April 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

Santiago’s vineyard tours provide an inside view of one of Chile’s fastest growing industries—and the opportunity to taste some amazing wines that are not available anywhere else.

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Visiting Chile: Five things to see in Santiago

Visiting Chile: Five things to see in Santiago

| April 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

With such polarized opinions, Kathryn and I knew that we would either love Santiago or hate it.

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The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

| March 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

In order to reach Cántaros Pond at Puerto Blest, catch a catamaran on the Llao Llao Peninsula, which sets sail for the long and narrow Blest Arm

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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 | 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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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 | 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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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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