Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Blog Posts

October 14, 2021

Thomson Staffer Francesca Shares Her Galapagos Adventure

Thomson staffer Francesca’s most recent adventure abroad in the Galapagos was filled with unforgettable moments and exciting experiences. We caught up with her to talk about the trip and why families will love this Ecuadorian archipelago. The following has been edited for concision and clarity.   What was your favorite activity in the Galapagos? Fishing…

girl and giant tortoise in galapagos August 5, 2020

11 Reasons Why the Galapagos Islands are a Favorite for Kids and Adults

Did you know that 97% of the Galapagos Islands are a national park? Snorkel around mangroves teeming with marine life. Explore the stunning, sandy beaches of Isabela Island. Bike, kayak, surf and hike the amazing coasts and volcanic calderas. We’ve been coming back to the Galapagos Islands since 1998 for a good reason: this hidden…

July 8, 2020

5 Popular International Family Vacation Ideas for Kids and Adults

If you’re starting to plan your next family vacation, we’ve got you covered with ideas and inspiration. The world is filled with amazing, off-the-beaten-path spots, perfect for kid friendly vacations. Kayak and canoe the sandy shorelines in the Pacific, bake Florentine pizza in Italy and hike Peru’s Sacred Valley around Machu Picchu. No matter where…

February 6, 2020

The 6 Best Places to Travel in June for Families

Bike the mythical pine forests of Scotland? Absolutely. Ride camels in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza? Check. Make your own gelato in Italy? Sure thing. Ready or not, summer is on the horizon. Here are the 6 best places to travel in June 2020. Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice For kids, few…

August 7, 2019

Top 4 Destinations for Family Kayaking, Boating, Snorkeling and Surfing

Kids love water. Oceans, lakes, seas – whatever form it takes, it’s a recreational hotspot that youngsters and adults have always loved. Here are four of our favorite destinations for all your favorite water activities: kayaking, rafting, snorkeling and surfing. The Galapagos Maybe it’s not surprising, but the Ecuadorian Galapagos Islands are a fantastic spot…

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