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Posted on 15 January 2018 | 8:26 am
  Galapagos: Up close and wonderful - New
Galapagos: Up close and wonderfulNew Zealand HeraldAt the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island you will meet the largest species of tortoise in the world, the Galapagos tortoise. Steven Spielberg modelled ET after this species and you can definitely see the resemblance. Their population ...
Posted on 13 January 2018 | 2:45 pm
  S.Atlantic : Want to save 41 percent of the
S.Atlantic : Want to save 41 percent of the planet's highly threatened vertebrates? Submitted by (Juanita ...SARTMA.comSpatz, now a conservation biologist at Island Conservation, began this work as a graduate student at the UC Santa Cruz Coastal and Conservation Action Laboratory (CCAL) led by coauthors Donald Croll and Bernie Tershy (who also founded Island ...and more »
Posted on 12 January 2018 | 8:20 pm
  Trip to Galápagos Islands offers close-ups
Trip to Galápagos Islands offers close-ups with 'fearless' creaturesSanta Rosa Press DemocratFlights: Most flights to the Galapagos originate in Quito or Guayaquil, which connect with U.S. airports. When to go: There isn't a bad time to visit the Galapagos, although there is warm and wet season from January to May, and a cool and dry season ...and more »
Posted on 12 January 2018 | 1:08 pm
  Just You adds 12 tours for 2018-19 - Travel
Just You adds 12 tours for 2018-19Travel Weekly UKA new tour, Following The Inca's Footsteps, features a trek along the Inca Trail and a tour of Machu Picchu. The 14-day trip, which includes flights from Heathrow, 11 nights' hotel accommodation and 18 meals, leads in at £3,499 for departures on ...
Posted on 11 January 2018 | 3:04 am
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  Tsunami threat cancelled after mag 6.9 quake
SYDNEY, Australia – A tsunami threat was cancelled Saturday after a strong earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific and no damage or casualties were reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake measured 6.9, down from ...
Posted on 17 July 2015 | 1:19 pm
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For Travel + Leisure’s 2014 Global Vision Awards, we tasked our jury with evaluating the efforts of airlines, hotels, cruise lines, and car-rental and tour companies around the world that are working to preserve and protect the places we travel through.
Posted on 2 February 2015 | 6:33 am
  The 18 Most Remote Luxury Camps in the World
Getting away from it all doesn't have to mean foregoing the perks of civilization. An increasing number of luxury camp sites, which combine the joy of not working remotely with the comfort of, well, comfort, allow travelers to have their cake and eat it on ...
Posted on 26 May 2014 | 2:22 am
  Three Dream Stays in South America
With nine furnished tents in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, this lodge inverts the usual model of tourism here. Instead of sleeping on a boat and making forays onto land, guests stay at a private farm where they can gaze at the distant Pacific and ...
Posted on 28 January 2014 | 4:04 am
  Animal Adventurer Bucket List Hotel Guide
Some are castle addicts, epicurean enthusiast or history buffs, others are in search of adrenaline thrills, sun and sand or souvenirs but there's a certain type of traveler for whom it's the encounters with the animals we share our world with that takes a ...
Posted on 18 April 2013 | 1:15 am
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Posted on 30 January 2018 | 8:49 am
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  Open Question: Can i visit the countries
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina & Brazil including Quito, Tena, Banos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, San Cristobal Island Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Puno, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Puerto Maldonado Jungle Lodge, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, Buzios & Rio de Janeiro
Posted on 14 November 2016 | 12:53 am
  Resolved Question: Traveling to Ecuador?
Hey, I'm 16 and going to Ecuador an the Galapagos in April 2014 for 10 days. Does anyone have any advice about it? I applied for my passport last week, so in fine with that. My other big concern is if iron supplements are widely available in the area. I'm severely anemic, and I was planning on bringing my pills from home, but I just wanna know if something happens to them, I can easily buy them there.. Probably a stupid question, but hey a lot of Ecuador is at high altitudes, so I don't think anemia is that common there. Also, when and which vaccines should I get? I have already gotten my flu shot this year, I got my meningitis booster in August, and I got the HPV shots about 3 years ago i think. Any other advice? Thanks! (:
Posted on 2 November 2013 | 2:28 am
  Resolved Question: Does Tiger Direct ship to
I'm looking to buy a computer and a blue yeti mic, is their international shipping good and how long will it take to ship to regional Western Australia?
Posted on 22 February 2013 | 2:04 pm
  Resolved Question: African slaves lost their
Very few descendants of African slaves in the Americas know the name or ethnicity of their African ancestors. The vast majority of them bear the name of the slave masters both in North and South America Curiously, there are dozens of place names of African origin in the America. The word Mandinga is disproportionately represented in Latin America. It appears in place names in almost all Latin American countries. Some examples are: Mandinga, Ancash in Peru; Cordillera Mandinga in Bolivia; Laguna Mandinga, Vera Cruz or Mandinga Oaxaca Mexico; Rio Mandinga, El Salvador; Mandingo Sailing in Costa Rica; Congo River in Panama; El Congo in Venezuela; Mandinga Airport in Colombia Mandinga, Metropolitana in Chile Mandinga (l) Cienfuegos, Cuba Congo River in Ecuador Isla or Cerro Mandinga in Panama Mondongo Rocks or Island in the USA Paraiba Congo in Brazil, Africa Esmeraldas in Ecuator; Mandinga, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic Mandinga in Santa Barbara, Honduras Mandinga is a locality in Guantánamo, Cuba, Cap Mandigue in Haiti Congo Hills or El Congo in Nicaragua Quebrada Mondongo, Panama Arroyo Mondongo in Mexico Why are the words Mandinga, Mondongo, Congo widespread in place names in Americas?
Posted on 10 June 2012 | 9:08 pm
  Resolved Question: Can anyone offer advice
I am quitting my job in January and buying a one-way ticket to Guatemala. I plan on spending at least 6 months (not definite time limit) travelling around Central and South America. I'm a 30 year old female who'll be travelling alone. The countries I would definitely like to visit are Costa Rica, Bolivia and Ecuador. The main things I'm interested in doing are visiting national parks, chilling out on beaches, some hiking, a bit of nightlife, beautiful scenery and visiting remote villages. I also plan on doing some voluntary work in Costa Rica and Bolivia while I'm there. I don't really intend on visiting Brazil as would rather save that for another trip. Time isn't really a factor as it's a one-way ticket, so am fine to get longhaul buses where necessary. I speak some Spanish but it's only at intermediate level. Does anyone have any suggestions of a itinerary, taking in the above countries and maybe some others you'd recommend? I have a Lonely Planet book on South America but it's all a bit overwhelming! Many thanks :-)
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