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Tropical penguins? Yes! In this post, you’ll learn 43 Galapagos penguin facts, including adaptations to keep cool, habits and habitats, when and where to see them, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos of this amazing warm water penguin. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a [...]

Is there anything cuter than a squirrel monkey? In this post, you’ll learn 35 squirrel monkey facts, including diet, range, all 5 species, and a couple of gross habits. We also cover specifics about baby squirrel monkeys, communication, and differences between the species. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to [...]

The waved albatross is the largest bird in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 facts about the waved albatross, including diet, wingspan, mating habits (including a special mating dance), range and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good [...]

The blue-footed booby has become the unofficial mascot of the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 43 blue-footed booby facts, including dancing and mating rituals, diet, dive bombing feeding habits, range and more. Plus tons of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good zoom and [...]

Red footed boobies are one of the most unique birds that you’ll find in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 red-footed booby facts about color morphs, three subspecies, unique features, range, size, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with [...]

Nazca boobies are the largest of the booby birds in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 26 Nazca booby facts – from range, diet, mating rituals, and obligate siblicide (yes, it’s as scary as it sounds). Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera [...]

We’ve all been there. Balancing our huge bag on the bathroom scale and trying to see the weight. Then frantically moving stuff between bags at the airport to meet their weight limits. In this post, you’ll learn how to weigh your luggage with these best luggage scales. They are light, accurate, and surprisingly inexpensive. Guide [...]

Curious to learn about these nocturnal seabirds with night vision? In this post, you’ll learn 28 facts about the swallow-tailed gull, found primarily in the Galapagos Islands. We include diet, size, mating, range, and how they manage to hunt at night. Plus, just what do their red eye rings mean? Let’s get started! Travel tip: If [...]

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