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Incredible Isabela Island

Incredible Isabela Island

Time to change islands! We were transported to Isabela by one of those miniscule propeller planes, the smallest I’ve ever ridden in. The plane shook and rattled and the engine was so loud the passengers all wore headphones but our pilot, Carlos, had obviously made...
Santa Cruz-Don’t Miss Moments

Santa Cruz-Don’t Miss Moments

Three things I’d recommend to a friend: Stay at the Galapagos Habitat by Eco Luxury Group in Puerto Ayora The hotel is literally, as well as figuratively, green. Surrounded by mangroves and home to brown pelicans, sea lions, marine iguanas, and much more, it even has...
Our Galapagos Guide

Our Galapagos Guide

I’m going to take a quick break from my itinerary to talk about why I chose to use Classic Journeys for this Ecuadorian expedition. Normally I’m not a group travel kind of person. Like the Galapagos tortoises, my walking pace tends to be slower than other people’s, it...
Arriving in the Archipelago

Arriving in the Archipelago

Quito Covid test results-negativo! With this positive news, we began the next leg of our journey early the next morning. The Avianca flight to Baltra was longer than expected as it stops in Guayaquil, the largest city and major port in Ecuador, for passengers to get...
Quintessential Quito

Quintessential Quito

When our plane touched down in Ecuador just about midnight on October 1, I’ll confess that I knew absolutely nothing about the capital city. That would change dramatically in 24-hours! Our Classic Journeys guide and Quito resident, Rafael Arevalo, had designed a day...
Sue and Judie’s Epic Adventure-Take II

Sue and Judie’s Epic Adventure-Take II

How many times since the pandemic first hit has the passage of time been referred to as “like in that movie Groundhog Day?”  Almost a year and a half later, I finally decided it was time to rewind yet again, overcome my fears, and pursue that travel writing career I...