The Importance of Travel Journals

Let’s be honest … I have a TERRIBLE memory. I’m talking like put on my seat belt and then try to put it on again bad. Yes, this has happened more times than I can count. I legitimately don’t remember much of what happened in high school or really anything before that. Because I would really enjoy remembering my life, I have slowly learned to adapt. Continue reading “The Importance of Travel Journals”

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My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 10 (The Conclusion)

As a recap, it has been the biggest dream of mine to go to the Galapagos Islands since I was 6 years old. I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to do so this summer. This post will cover the final day of the incredible 10-day journey. If you missed the previous posts, you can start the series here.

This day marks the saddest day of the best trip I have ever taken. Today was the day I had to leave the place that I have been dreaming about since I was 6 years old. Continue reading “My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 10 (The Conclusion)”

My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 9

As a recap, it has been the biggest dream of mine to go to the Galapagos Islands since I was 6 years old. I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to do so this summer. This post will cover day 9 of the incredible 10-day journey. If you missed the previous posts, you can start the series here.

Day 9 (Santiago Island and Bartholomew Island): Today started with a beach day spent on Santiago Island. We were given around an hour of free time, which I spend by taking photos of sally lightfoot crabs, diving blue-footed boobies, American oystercatchers, and brown pelicans. Continue reading “My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 9”

My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 8

As a recap, it has been the biggest dream of mine to go to the Galapagos Islands since I was 6 years old. I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to do so this summer. This post will cover day 8 of the incredible 10-day journey. If you missed the previous posts, you can start the series here.

Day 8 (Fernandina Island and Isabela Isand): Before leaving on our adventures for the day, I spent some time on the outside of the boat watching all of the wildlife around. I was lucky enough to watch the feeding patterns of storm petrels right next to the boat. Continue reading “My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 8”

My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 6

As a recap, it has been the biggest dream of mine to go to the Galapagos Islands since I was 6 years old. I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to do so this summer. This post will cover day 6 of the incredible 10-day journey. If you missed the previous posts, you can start the series here.

Day 6 (Isabela Island): Prior to beginning this trip, there was only one activity I was terrified about doing. We were told early on in the planning stages that we would be doing a 13-mile hike (round-trip) up and down Volcán Sierra Negra (Sierra Negra Volcano). Continue reading “My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 6”

My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 5

As a recap, it has been the biggest dream of mine to go to the Galapagos Islands since I was 6 years old. I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to do so this summer. This post will cover day 5 of the incredible 10-day journey. If you missed the previous posts, you can start the series here.

Day 5 (Santa Cruz Island): Today was quite possibly my favorite day of the trip. Continue reading “My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 5”

My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 4

I feel that it is best to include a quick recap at the beginning of each post of this series, so if this is the first post you’re reading, it has been the biggest dream of mine to go to the Galapagos Islands since I was 6 years old. I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to do so this summer. This post will cover day 4 of the incredible 10-day journey. If you missed the previous posts, you can start the series here.

Day 4 (Santa Fe Island and South Plaza Island): Today was a very busy day comprised of two hikes and one snorkel. Continue reading “My Great Galapagos Trip – Day 4”