Category Archives: South America

Tom Hale: My Year with Backroads

As the founder and owner of Backroads, people often expect me to have some special insight into how our trips run. It's true that I was a Trip Leader in the earliest days of Backroads, but nowadays I'm busy running the company from Berkeley and every chance I get to visit the field is precious. Ah, for the footloose days of being a leader.
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Wildlife of the Galápagos Islands

Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are like no other place on earth. Where else can you swim with curious sea lions, hike alongside a giant tortoise and witness the bizarre mating dance of the blue-footed booby? Check out this one-of-a-kind travel destination.
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