How to pick the best Galapagos cruise (Part II)

From the last post, part one, you know how to decide when, where and how to get to the Galapagos and that’s huge. Now here’s the fun bit and the bit I wish I had known more about before going. This post will help you decipher between the types of boats and helps tailor your experience to make sure the boat you pick is the…

How to pick the best Galapagos cruise (Part I)

So, you want to go to the Galapagos. It’s that spot on everyone’s bucket list. It’s gorgeous brightly coloured birds and giant tortoises seem to be posing on all of the glossy travel magazines. It’s the closest you can get to living the Jurassic Park experience without the risk of being eaten by a T-Rex! Baby Sea Lions, Blue-footed Boobies with their turquoise toes, animals…

A luxury Galápagos cruise review: The Alya catamaran

The Galapagos islands are a world of extremes, silent uninhabited coves and bustling little towns. Some parts look more like the surface of the moon and others like idyllic Caribbean beaches, with powdery flour-like white sand and mesmerising turquoise waters. Our recent visit to the Galapagos is up there with one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, and perhaps one of the best…

2018 – the year of the blog 

We’re halfway through January. Those of you who make resolutions are hopefully reaping the benefits or not feeling too bad if you haven’t quite stuck to them religiously. Personally, I don’t really make resolutions, probably because of the hesitation that I’ll not meet them! Instead, I like to have some general goals for the near future and the year as a whole. When fellow travel…

Scalesia Galápagos Lodge, the boutique luxury hotel on Isabela island

The Galápagos islands are world-renowned for unbelievable wildlife; where the animals look photoshopped and treat you simply like you are the local paparazzi. The islands are known for some of the best diving in the world, one-of-a-kind birdwatching, wildlife hikes, cruises and as a place to understand and see evolution up close. You may be surprised to know that there are only four islands in…