Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay

In Darwin Bay we had our first snorkeling adventure in the Galapagos. If I'm being totally honest it did not go well. I mean it was awesome, but also I got super super seasick. The water was pretty rough, it was right after our first night sleeping on the boat and the water was incredibly …

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Genovesa Island: Prince Philip’s Steps

One of my favorite types of posts to read online is when people in the service industry write about the questions they get from customers on the job. In my many pre teaching jobs I've worked as a receptionist at a pilates studio and at a myriad of bakeries and cafes (the look on people's …

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Quito

So a couple weeks ago we got back from the trip of a lifetime; first we spent a week on an "expedition cruise" through the Galapagos Islands, then we stopped in Lima for a few days and then headed over the mountains to Iquitos to spend 5 days in the Amazon. I never use the …

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Wildflowers and Waterfalls: McKinney Falls State Park

After the price for Balcones Canyonlands and Wild Basin Preserve (free), the price for McKinney Falls was a bit steep, but also justifiable since we didn't pay for any other parks. It's also different that the other parks because its much more recreational and developed as a park. Trails are paved, and the falls are …

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Mission: Texas Hiking, Destination: Austin (Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve)

For Cinco de Mayo weekend my friends and I took a trip to Austin, mostly because Matt had his rugby championship there. We decided to stay two nights so we could also do some hiking. We were VERY ambitious. So ambitious that we though we would go to Enchanted Rock (and by we I mean …

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