Santa Cruz – Galapagos Islands

Santa Cruz - Galapagos Islands

Back in 2011, we took the plunge and booked a vacation through Friendly Planet to visit the Galapagos Islands.  I’d worked with some amazing people who did research in the Galapagos, and have always been intrigued by this place that seemed so mystical and unique, but it hadn’t occurred to me that it could be a … Read more

Chicago – weekend itineraries & ideas

A Weekend in Chicago

Chicago is a nice central hub for us, so we’ve been making more frequent trips to the area lately.   I’ve included details on the specific trips we’ve done as well as other sites that could be added on if you’ll be in town longer.  Several links are posted throughout for more in depth blog posts about those specific … Read more

Maine?

Maine has always been high on my U.S. bucket list.  It looks so gorgeous, and I love nautical adventures, lobster, whales, and nature.  After starting my research/planning for a potential trip next year I am having a hard time narrowing down what to do! The New England states have such cool history and so many … Read more

Mona Monkeys!

Mona Monkey - Grenada

Of my several visits to Grand Etang National Forest in Grenada, I was only fortunate enough to see Mona Monkeys once.  We saw two, and they were quite entertaining to watch!  Some people had the monkeys eat right off of their heads.  These monkeys are known for stealing sunglasses & cameras (anything they can grab really) & running back into … Read more

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