Ecuador: Land of Diverse Beauty

The old adage ‘great things come in small packages’ has never been more appropriate than when describing the South American country of Ecuador. Compared to its closest neighbors, Ecuador is modest in size, but a peek inside this gem will show you it proudly boasts some of the world’s most incredible natural beauty and a Read more…

Staying Active in South America

South America is an active traveler’s playground, rewarding visitors willing to put in some physical effort with stunning vistas, unique wildlife viewing opportunities and a better understanding of the continent’s deep history. “South America has so much to offer the adventure enthusiast!” notes Jennifer Gillmore, our product manager for South America. “With its diversity of Read more…

Exploring the Enchanted Islands

Before my September expedition cruise voyage to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, my knowledge of Galapagos wildlife amounted to a few nuggets gleaned from a late 1990s science class. Nevertheless, I peppered pre-departure conversations with friends with buzzwords like Darwin, sea lions, The Origin of the Species, giant tortoises and, of course, blue-footed boobies, hoping I’d sound Read more…

The South American Answer

Travel is a natural high. It feeds the soul and opens the mind in an inexplicable way. While technology is able to bring us closer than ever before to some of the most far off places without the need to leave home, all of the YouTube videos and Facebook posts in the world cannot replicate Read more…