Sherry Howland has focused her life around conservation, adventure travel and the ecotourism industry. She has traveled extensively throughout the world including numerous Wildland Adventures to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Patagonia and personal explorations to Alaska, Europe, Jordan, Egypt and living in Turkey for a year crewing aboar...d a gulet on the Turquoise Coast. Sherry is a dedicated travel pro with extensive experience in customer service and ecotourism planning and development, and including event planning and management as Tourism Development Manager for the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau. Sherry contributes her professional editorial skills at Wildland, having worked several years as an online editor, writer and consultant. She has served on the Board of Directors for IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association), advancing the cause of conservation and sustainable tourism in the archipelago. In her personal life, Sherry volunteered as a Keeper's Aid at Woodland Park Zoo’s feline unit, assists in cooking demonstrations at her local organic farmers market, and dances regularly with various Brazilian Samba and West African groups in Seattle. More

When to visit the Galapagos Islands | September

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Perhaps the question I hear the most when people initially contact me for a Galapagos Islands holiday is "when is the best time to go?" For me, ANYTIME is great for a trip to the Galapagos ! Each season has its own charms, its own events. And true to its evolutionary legacy, animals can be experiencing varying gradations of mating/birthin...
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Guidelines for Visiting the Galapagos

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Are you planning an adventure to the Galapagos Islands ? We give our travelers plenty of pre-departure information so you are fully prepared for the best experience with a minimal impact on the fragile habitat of this national park. Therefore, we ask everyone traveling to the Galapagos Islands to adhere to these guidelines: ​ 1. No selfie stic...
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The Music of Water | Croatia's Sea Organ

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It seems everywhere I turned during my recent trip to the Slovenia , Croatia and Montenegro, moving water was my soundtrack.The emerald green Soča River of Slovenia arises in the Julian Alps, carving spectacular canyons through limestone karst. The beautiful Ljubljana River, after traveling through underground limestone caverns, floo...
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Eating (and sipping) my way through the Balkans

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Full disclosure: I am a wine nut. My recent trip to Slovenia , Croatia and Montenegro combined delicious vino with truly world-class cuisine, and  I found myself in heaven. The Balkans has a wine history dating back thousands of years, however, modern times, two World Wars, as well as a civil war which tore apart Yugoslavia...
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Travel To the Galapagos | What To Do In Quito

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Anyone traveling to the Galapagos Islands has a choice of starting their adventure in Guayaquil, the economic and fishing center on Ecuador's coast, or in Quito, the country's capital, nestled in a saddle of the Andean chain. Most travelers choose Quito for its centuries-old colonial charm and beautiful spring-like weather. Since tra...
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