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Getting Romantic in the Galápagos

Working in the adventure travel industry you come across some incredible places and hear some pretty amazing stories. Today I wanted to share an incredible place with an amazing story. The photo above is of the  Galápagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz Island and I think it might be the most romantic spot I've been to. This past spring I had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador  and stay at the Galápagos Safari Camp for a few nights and it was a truly remarkable experience. I have stayed in some luxury hotels around the world and I would choose staying in a safari camp like this over a 5* luxury hotel in the middle of a city any day of the week. First off you get to be out in nature and you really can't beat that! Second the tents are awesome, it is like staying in a really nice hotel but...
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Lonesome George dies in Galapagos

  Lonesome George , the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise, has died in the Galapagos Islands. Scientists say he was over 100 years old. This review arrived from Cristina Valdivieso of Metropolitain Tours.   When the Galápagos Islands became a National Park in 1959, conservation priorities were a top priority for the world's scientific community. Giant tortoises, who gave their names to the remote archipelago, ranked high, together with the need to eradicate introduced animals (rats, goats, etc.) from the archipelago's days as a pirate bolt-hole. Hundreds of thousands of giant tortoises had been killed for food during the intense whaling years of the 18th and 19th centuries.  Conservation reached Galápagos too late for some. Floreana and Santa Fe Island Giant Tortoises had disappeared long ago, and the only known living tortoise from Fernandina Island was killed and preserved in the name of research and conservation during a United States...
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