Ecuador | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Guayaquil's beautiful Malecon 2000, a broad boulevard that runs along the Gyauas River, is safe by day or night

After checking into the Oro Verde Hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador I asked for a map of the city center. The concierge hesitated for a moment before unfolding one on the countertop....

Marine Iguanas, exhibiting dfferent colors on each island, sit around in huge piles, indifferent to human presence

Our panga motored to within a few feet of a nondescript crescent beach backed by jagged, guano-encrusted cliffs. Its unremarkable appearance didn’t temper my excitement, for this was Darwin Bay on...

Our naturalist, Ceci, hollers to wake me up; telling me to sit up but not to touch...

I have always felt an affinity with wild animals and they, likewise, seem inordinately attracted to me. On a visit to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York this summer, a...

Giant land tortoise in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island is brave enbough to check out my sister, Nancy

After five days of sailing and shore visits to eight different islands, our naturalists suddenly announced that we hadn’t yet “seen” the Galapagos. Though the islands are famous for uber-friendly sea...

Blue-Footed Booby shows off colorful feet during mating dance

While my words may have painted an intriguing picture of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, there is nothing like video to get a true feel for a place, so I’ve put...

Beach in front of Mandala Hosteria in Puerto Lopez sweeps for miles in both directions

If you’re looking for a party, don’t go to Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. The loudest noise I heard during my week stay in this tiny coastal village was a rooster crow and...