Gaga for the Galapagos

Gaga for the Galapagos

Upon arrival I didn’t quite see what all the fuss was about. People rave about how wonderful the Galapagos islands are to visit, but my first impression was that it just looked like a desolate bunch of lava rocks, scraggly trees and cactus as far as the eye could see. I wasn’t sure it was […]

Hiking to Papallacta

Hiking to Papallacta

The high Andes is definitely the place to go for an epic hike through pristine wilderness where Mother Nature will give you everything she’s got. After visiting the equator and learning fascinating astronomical, cultural, archeological and geographic information about the Earth’s waistline – and eating some chicken soup at a remote roadside truck stop – […]