The Luckiest Girl: A Honeymoon in Peru

I am the luckiest girl in the world. This is my 19th trip to Peru, and the best one yet…my honeymoon!  Paul and I were married on a sandy beach in the Galapagos Islands, our tiny ceremony attended only by close friends, a black-tip reef shark and a mess of curious marine iguanas. Now here 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…