Located about fifty miles off the southern coast of Isabela, Floreana (or Isla Santa Maria) has the smallest population of the four inhabited Galapagos Islands, with just over 100 residents. Beginning in the 19th century, Floreana has been continuously inhabited by whalers, pirates and settlers, drawn to the tiny island by its natural water source and lush green season.
Sharks get a bad rap. I blame Hollywood. There are less than 20 shark attacks in the US per year (according to National Geographic). In 1996, 2,600 Americans were injured by room fresheners. ROOM FRESHENERS.
When I was 5, I fell off a chair at a family dinner (because I was being too wiggly) and broke my collar bone. I don’t remember a whole lot about the experience but I do remember that I got a lot of life saver gummy candy, coloring books, and my favorite uncle sent me The Little Mermaid on VHS. (I still have it.)
From the very beginning of ROW in 1979, we have been driven by a sense of responsibility the protect the places we visit, and to build stewardship in these places by educating and sharing our passion with our guests.
In the new year, many of us make resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle. One aspect of a healthy lifestyle is exploration and adventure, thus satisfying the mind and body. Add a little adventure travel to your life, and you're sure to feel healthier all around. So this year, treat yourself to a fit-cation!
In mid-December I was heading out the door for a one day trip to Boise, Idaho for the annual Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association meeting. Betsy, my wife of 30 years, asked me “How many nights do you think you’ve been gone this year?” “Maybe about 70-80?” I responded.