Visit the Galapagos Islands During the Darwin Foundation’s 60th Anniversary

by Holly Riddle

Jun 24, 2019

© Noamfein | Dreamstime.com

Trends / Voluntourism

The Charles Darwin Foundation celebrates its 60th anniversary as a non-profit this year, making it the perfect time to head to the Galapagos Islands.

 

“With 2019 being the Darwin Foundation’s 60th anniversary the islands are abuzz as a previously thought-to-be-extinct Fernandina tortoise just found on the island in February made global news,” said Todd Smith, founder and president, AdventureSmith Explorations. “Plus, with multiple sustainability measures being implemented in the Galapagos, it is a great time to travel to this unique destination to see conservation in action and become an ambassador for the region, inspired by your experiences.”

 

The Galapagos Islands offer some amazing wildlife viewing opportunities. Approximately 80 percent of land birds, 97 percent of reptiles and land mammals and 30 percent of the plants you’ll see on the islands are endemic, as are 20 percent of the marine species. As such, the destination is highly protective of its environment and, in support of wildlife and habitat conservation, the Ecuadorian government banned single-use plastics last year throughout the country.

 

Many travelers visit the islands via small cruise ship, so these providers stepped up their sustainability efforts as well. National Geographic eliminated single-use plastics on its Galapagos ships, as well as its entire fleet. AdventureSmith Explorations’ small cruise ships operating in the Galapagos now meet SmartVoyager conservation and social standards. AdventureSmith Explorations also offers a Carbon-Free Cruising offset program at no added cost to travelers.

 

AdventureSmith Explorations Galapagos cruises start at $1,768 per person.

#trazeetravel

Insta Feed
Products / Technology
Jul 20, 2019

TritonWear

TritonWear is an innovative IoT product that’s bringing elite sport analytics to everyday swimmers. The affordable and user-friendly technology was created by a Toronto startup and is aimed at swimmers looking to increase their speed and overall skill. The TritonWear platform, which includes both the wearable and the app, helps swimmers pinpoint weaknesses and reduce injury risk.

Leave Troublesome Rideshare Worries Behind

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.

Products / Travel
Jul 20, 2019

TNT Duffel Bag

The classic duffel bag appears in the luggage ranges of countless bags, but this TNT Duffel hopes to stand out from the crowd thanks to greater comfort.

Products / Food/Drink
Jul 19, 2019

Nutritious Meal Delivery from Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen is the meal delivery service providing nutritious and easy meals.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Top 5 / Central America
Jul 19, 2019

Top 5: Restaurants in Arequipa

Peruvian cuisine is some of the most scrumptious food in South America, and few cities highlight this better than Arequipa. Be sure to check out these chic eateries when in town.