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Galápagos Islands Travel Guide & Money Saving Tips

Galápagos Islands Travel Guide & Money Saving Tips

The Galápagos. A cluster of volcanic islands, teeming with rare, exotic wildlife, rising out of the Pacific Ocean some six-hundred miles off of mainland Ecuador. Sounds like an expensive trip, doesn't it? Sure, it can be. But it doesn't have to be. Don't get me wrong, the Galápagos aren't exactly a backpacker…
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Scuba Diving Round 2: Swimming with Hammerheads

Scuba Diving Round 2: Swimming with Hammerheads

I was really looking forward to doing a redemption dive in the Galapagos Islands—just one kickass dive to erase all the bad memories from Florida. But after reading online that the dive sites are best for advanced divers and known for their strong currents, not their water clarity, I wasn't sure how great…
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6 REASONS TO GO TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS NOW

6 REASONS TO GO TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS NOW

To say the Galapagos Islands were one of the most surreal, jaw-dropping places I've ever been to, leaving me with the urge to abandon everything I've ever loved for a simpler life, would be a massive understatement. The 19-island archipelago has a lot to offer in a relatively small-ish space,…
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I GOT SCUBA CERTIFIED AND PUKED ON MY INSTRUCTOR

I GOT SCUBA CERTIFIED AND PUKED ON MY INSTRUCTOR

By some fucking miracle, I finished my PADI open water certification down in Marathon, Florida. And no, the open water dives weren't any easier than the confined dives at the YMCA. The morning started off just fine. The sun was shining, the previous day's wind had turned into a light…
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THAT TIME I THOUGHT SCUBA DIVING WOULD BE EASY

THAT TIME I THOUGHT SCUBA DIVING WOULD BE EASY

It hardly feels like the middle of December to me. Probably because I haven't bought a single gift, I haven't been to any holiday parties, and I'm not packing up for the usual snowy week in Ohio, eating my mom's Christmas cookies for every meal. Instead I'm gearing up for a…
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