The Galapagos Islands: An Archipelago Like No Other on Earth

Eclipse Yacht, AdventureSmith Explorations, Photo by About half the size of New Jersey, you may ask yourself why, according to geographical size, there are more unique species in the Galapagos Islands than any other place on earth? As you make your way to the Galapagos Islands via the Eclipse yacht booked by AdventureSmith Explorations, you will find that there are clues hidden


The Galapagos Islands – Birds of a Feather

The Galapagos Islands Galapagos Finches The Galapagos Islands are famous world-wide for the endemic Galapagos animals, in particularly, their fascinating birds of origin, many found nowhere else in the world! I was enamored by the variety of birds I saw on this trip booked through AdventureSmith Explorations, a small, intimate tour booking company that handles luxury accommodations on small ship expedition cruises, as


Galapagos Islands – Here I come again!

I wanted to let you guys know about some exciting news in my upcoming travels… I will be returning to a place that is near and dear to my heart this month, in fact, I leave in just a few days. I am thrilled to announce that I am returning to the Galapagos Islands. I went last year and I cannot tell you what an


Best Places to Visit in the World 2016

Best Places to Visit in the World 2016 Written for Expedia By Dr. Cacinda Maloney “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” - Leonardo da Vinci As a world traveler, I am constantly asked: “Where are the best places to visit in the world?” I have rounded up


Through the eyes of a Galapagos Gringa

By Cacinda Maloney Through the eyes of a Galapagos Gringa Through the eyes of a Galapagos Gringa Maybe it is just an urban legend to spook tourist from visiting this tiny island in the center of Galapagos, far out in the Pacific Ocean. But from the look in the deckhand’s eyes, it was as real as if he saw her himself. The way


Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos

  Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos By Cacinda Maloney Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos  - Literally hundreds of stories start and end right here at the Galapagos Post Office. Written by those who have experienced the Galapagos Islands, there is a tiny spot on Floreana Island, where since the 19th century, whalers have kept a wooden barrel for mail at Post Office Bay. This

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