Life on Easter Island: The Most Isolated Human Settlement on Earth

Early inhabitants living on Easter Island left behind clues.

A Chilean territory with volcanoes, subtropical vegetation, and a surprising history, Easter Island is a fascinating place to explore. Tourism is the island’s largest source of income, and it largely sustains the livelihoods of those people living on Easter Island permanently—indigenous locals are called Rapa Nui.  Where is Easter Island located?  Latitude: S 27.14295Longitude: W …

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ecuador

From the Galapagos Islands World Heritage inscription: Situated in the Pacific some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Ongoing …

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City of Quito

City of Quito UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ecuador

From the City of Quito World Heritage inscription: Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco …

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3 Best Activities in Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Exploring Iguazu National Park (Argentina)

Iguazu National Park in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Argentina and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Created in 1934, the park was designed to protect one of Argentina’s greatest natural wonders, which is landlocked by its neighboring countries, both Brazil and Paraguay. The Iguazu Falls are definitely not the biggest waterfalls …

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8 Interesting Facts About Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

When I began traveling non-stop in 2007, it took me years to finally visit South America. There was no particular reason why it took me so long, I just never got around to it. However when I landed in Quito, Ecuador for my first trip to the Galapagos Islands, it marked the beginning of more exploration …

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Review: G Adventures Galapagos Islands Tours

G Adventures Galapagos Review

The Galapagos Islands are a bucket list trip for many travelers, and given the remote location off the coast of Ecuador, it makes the most sense to book a tour to the islands for the best chance to enjoy the rich natural landscape. I’ve traveled to the Galapagos Islands twice with G Adventures. Once as …

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Life on Easter Island

After spending most of yesterday fretting about my money situation, I got that resolved and managed to go see a few of the maoi that were within walking distance. There is a lot I have to say about this place and I’m going to save most of it for video, but suffice it to say …

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Nice Place to Visit, but I Wouldn’t Want to Live Here

Yesterday, I spent the better part of the day out and about taking photos and video of the places I couldn’t get to on Wednesday due to rain. I think you could easily see most of the sites on the island in one day if you got up early, and certainly in two. In hindsight, …

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16 Adventure Activities in Peru for Thrill-Seekers

Peru is a striking South American country with an incredible variation in landscape. From cities to desert, beaches to rainforest, mountains to lakes, Peru is a hotbed for travelers who have a need for speed! This guide details the adventure activities in Peru in the sky, on the sea, and on the ground. Adventure Activities …

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