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Galapagos Is The Best

Posted in: Galapagos Islands, Traveling Kids

I just got back from an awesome trip to the Galapagos! Not everyone knows what the Galapagos is so I’ll  tell you. The Galapagos is a series of little islands off the cost of Ecuador near the equator, with many animals, some of witch can not be found anywhere else on earth! Galapagos is unique in another way, it changes so much in landscape that it goes from cactus inhabited lava fields to tropical vegetation!

So any way… it was the best trip ever! If you can ever go, you won`t regret it. There are so many critters and I would definitely recommend  ‘Tortuga Bay’ for beginner snorkelers , and experienced ones, it is sooo clear!

I will be blogging about a few of the animals and places with interesting facts.I hope you keep coming back and commenting.


See you then!


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Meet the Author

Drew is the daughter of Bryan and Dena Haines. She moved to Ecuador when she was just 8 years old. She now blogs about amazing animals on her site:

32 comments… add one
  • danae Mar 26, 2012, 3:01 pm

    hi drew how are you?

  • Big John Feb 9, 2012, 4:20 pm

    Hi Drew
    Loved your post on plantain chips , have not tried them but see them in the country store so will try some Love your blog

  • danae Jul 22, 2011, 7:30 pm

    i miss you soooooooo much i can’t wait to see you and gusse what i have a dog she is so cute her name is mia so now i have a dog and a horse well not my horse, moms have such a kool web site some time i’m going to get one and it would be called seems that all my friends are gone or moveing any why i hope that your having fun!!!!!!!

    p.s. talk to later ttyl love danae

    • Drew Haines Jul 25, 2011, 1:38 pm

      Hi Danae,

      I miss you too, can you send me some pics of your dog and horse some time?

      Starting a blog sounds like a fun idea, let me know when you start it.

      ttfn (tata for now, like Tigger says 🙂

  • danae Jul 20, 2011, 8:09 am

    hi drew miss you i hope your haveing fun danae

    • Drew Haines Jul 22, 2011, 1:53 pm

      Hi, I’m good. I really miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be having even more fun if you were here. 🙂

  • danae Jul 18, 2011, 8:37 pm

    hi drew love the pics. wish I was with you when you went…

    • Drew Haines Jul 22, 2011, 1:47 pm

      Hi Danae! I wish you were there too, who knows, maybe some day we could go together!

      love you!

  • Jay & Lori Jul 14, 2011, 6:40 pm

    Hi Drew,
    Let’s make a date in the NEW future to explore this wonderful place together. So does the sea lion roar as loud as uncle Jay…..Roarrrrrr! We are sooo proud of you. Lots of love US

    • Drew Haines Jul 22, 2011, 2:01 pm

      Hi Lori, That sounds really good! Nobody roars as loud as jay, it’s IMPOSSIBLE! Miss you, love you LOTS!

  • Lisa Jul 8, 2011, 7:52 pm

    Hi Drew. What a great idea to have your own blog. Your trip sounded awesome. I showed this to my niece Jessica Lutz. She liked it, and just told me to say Hello to you, and that she still has the drawings you made for her a long time ago. Keep using your talents for keeping us educated in other parts of our beautiful earth. Hugs!!

  • Brandi Boylen Jul 8, 2011, 7:49 am

    Hey Darlin!!
    Wow your pictures are sooo clear and exciting.
    We were sooo excited to hear you were going on this amazing trip! We LOVE reading about all the beautiful places you guys have seen in your travels. Keep em comin honey, we love to see what your up to. Love ya lots!!!! Hugs and kisses from all of us. Kiara and Lady send extra love your way.;)xo

  • Nana Jul 8, 2011, 5:37 am

    We are so glad you got to go. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all could go together sometime. What was your favorite bird or animal? Are there any hummingbirds there?

    • Drew Haines Jul 10, 2011, 2:29 pm

      Hey Nana, I hope we do go together some day! I think I liked the sea lions the best. I’m going to do a post about the sea lion at the fish market.
      I didn’t see any hummingbirds.
      love you, 🙂

  • Jill Sabean Jul 7, 2011, 10:57 pm

    It’s one thing to learn about these animals in school, but it’s another thing to see them in real life. Make sure you mom puts this trip on your report card.

    What was your favourite part of the trip?

    See you soon,


    • Drew Haines Jul 10, 2011, 1:36 pm

      Hey Jill,
      You really think i will get extra points on my report card? That would be cool!
      I think I liked the animals best.
      We miss you. 🙂

  • Luke Hayden Jul 7, 2011, 10:56 pm

    We are so happy for you guys. That you we able to have such a neat experience. We miss you folks and hope you continue to enjoy yourselves in Ecuador. Luke&Jen.

    • Drew Haines Jul 10, 2011, 1:30 pm

      Hey guys!
      It was really cool! Thanks, we miss you to! 🙂

  • Popa Jul 7, 2011, 9:19 pm

    Wow! This is very exciting. What did you like best? I hope you show us some more pictures.

    • Drew Haines Jul 8, 2011, 1:02 pm

      I think I liked the animals best, and I will be posting many more pics because i will write 1 post for a few of the animals there. 🙂

  • makayla sabean Jul 7, 2011, 8:19 pm

    Dear drew,
    How are you?
    Your blog is awesome.
    you are giving me a good idea maybe I should make my own blog.What do you think?

    Love me.

    • Drew Haines Jul 8, 2011, 12:53 pm

      Hi Micky! Thanks a lot. I think you should do that,it’s an awesome idea! you would do great. (Just be sure to tell me the address!) love ya! 🙂

  • Cheree Butt Jul 7, 2011, 6:51 pm

    I am so happy you got to go on a trip of a life time. It sounds like so much fun. Hope you will take me some time when I come to visit you. I love your pic’s. Great job . I miss you my sweet

    • Drew Haines Jul 8, 2011, 12:46 pm

      Hi Nanny! I miss you too. I will “take” you there with the pic’s(ha ha)but i hope some day we can really go together!Love you! 🙂

  • Carrie Fiske Jul 7, 2011, 6:25 pm

    I’m sooo super jealous. So glad you could go. How was the food there? Can’t wait to see more pics!

    • Drew Haines Jul 8, 2011, 12:41 pm

      Hey Carrie, the food was really good, we had a lot of different food, because there was a buffet almost every time.Hey, hang in there, you’ll get to go some day to I bet. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  • Becky Humphreys Jul 7, 2011, 5:17 pm

    Sounds like an awesome adventure! Just wondering what you saw in Tortuga Bay- anything great?

    • Drew Haines Jul 7, 2011, 6:16 pm

      Hi Becky,
      I saw marine iguanas, pelicans, blue-footed boobies and a ton of fish. I didn’t even have my mask and snorkel!
      Thanks for commenting, please keep it up 🙂
      I miss you

      • Becky Humphreys Jul 15, 2011, 8:32 am

        Want to know the funniest thing about Blue-footed Boobies? Well, to impress his wife, instead of bringing her flowers, the male brings her sticks! He puts them on her pretty blue feet! “That’s the nicest stick I’ve ever seen- yes, I will marry you!” (hee hee)

        By the way, we miss you, too!

  • Hernan Rodas Jul 7, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Nice pics, so glad you guys visited the Galapagos

    • Drew Haines Jul 7, 2011, 6:12 pm

      Thanks! I loved the trip, and your resorts were awesome 🙂

  • Dena Haines Jul 7, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Wow, love the pics! I’m really looking forward to reading about your adventures in the Galapagos!

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