My Top 5 Galapagos Islands Experiences: #3 Marine Iguana Snot Rockets

#3 Marine Iguana Snot Rockets To be honest, these guys are one of the reasons I went to the Galapagos in the first place. How could you not love their adorable little faces? I even have one tattooed on my arm (sorry Mom!) to commemorate the experience of being fortunate enough to see these guys …

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Top 5 Galapagos Islands Experiences: #4 Everybody Loves Boobies

Boobies are commonplace in the Galapagos Islands, and people come from all over the world to photograph them in their natural habitat. Now, before you start wondering just what kind of a blog this is, get your mind out of the gutter. I'm not talking about a booby of the human mammary variety, I'm talking …

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My Top 5 Galapagos Islands Experiences: #5 Exploring Volcanoes

Right now, the world feels like it has descended into chaos. We're all being held in limbo by a microscopic invader who's threatening to destroy life as we know it, and a lot of us are looking for a sense of normalcy as we worry about the future. In times like these, it's important to …

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Top of the World on Mount Norikura

Who doesn’t love sunrises? This was the thought going through my head as J and I discussed our plans to take an early morning bus ride to the top of Mount Norikura to watch the sun come up. The two of us were enjoying some nature time in the Japanese wilderness of the Norikura Kogen …

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Tongariro National Park: Hiking the Taranaki Falls Track

A rainy first hiking experience on the Taranaki Falls track on the North Island of New Zealand. It made for a beautiful experience!