Wildlife enthusiasts should make the Galapagos a bucket list destination, purely due to the many species exclusive to the islands. That’s about 80 percent of the land birds, 97 percent of the reptiles and land mammals and 20 percent of the marine life. If you’re planning a visit to the Galapagos, keep an eye out for these unique animals.
Galapagos sea lions are known to be friendly, spending 70 percent of their time on the beach or close to shore — you can even snorkel with them.
The local species are called large painted locusts, named for their eight-centimeter-long bodies and the bright yellow stripes on their exoskeletons.
Galapagos penguins are the only penguins found on and above the equator. They can be found on many of the islands, but the population has dwindled down to only 2,000, making them endangered.
These majestic creatures regularly surpass 100 years in age. They were also instrumental in Darwin’s theory of natural selection, with the different populations on each island having a unique size and shape of shell.
Funny name aside, Galapagos boobies come in three varieties: red-footed, blue-footed and Nazca. Blue-footed boobies are the most commonly spotted on the shore.
Darwin wasn’t a fan of iguanas, saying the land species “have a singularly stupid appearance,” and calling their marine cousins “clumsy lizards … imps of darkness.”
Like tortoises, the 15 species of Darwin’s finches inspired the scientist’s theory of evolution.
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We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Solo travel is all the rage these days, but for those who are just starting out, the idea of jetting off to a foreign land by yourself can be daunting. Thankfully, there are a few destinations that are great starting points for novice solo travelers as they are relatively safe, easy to navigate and easy to get by with just English.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Unless you’re flying business or first class, trying to fall asleep in an upright position in a plane’s economy class is nothing short of challenging and often extremely uncomfortable. To ensure you have a restful flight and show up to your destination at least somewhat coherent, follow the tips below.