<p>I grew up in Eatonville, a small town in Washington just outside the entrance to Mount Ranier National Park, but I moved to Seattle two years ago for college. There's a lot more to do in the city than back home; I've taken dance lessons, played clarinet in a campus band, and this summer I learned how to sail. Exposure to nature here is limited though. I used to go hike in the national park after work, but now I feel like I hardly leave the library! In the Galápagos I plan to spend plenty of time outside both on land and sea.</p>
Blogs by Xavaar Quaranto
Thoughts From Home
As I leave the island, which I've called home for the past three months, I reflect on my expectations I had versus the realities of life in the archipelago.
Across the Archipelago
6 day, 4 islands, moderate sleep, lot of tortoises. Island hopping through the Galápagos with IES.
Galápagos: The Inside Guide
5 must need 100% true tips for living in the Galápagos
Back to the Mountains: Bella Vista and Pappallacta
The flow of adorable animals doesn't stop, here I share a picture of the Olingo a banana eating critter also known as the Kitty-Bear.
Tiputini: Welcome to the Jungle
After spending a week in the Amazon I share a picture of a sloth as well as some other stuff.
Flights and First Impressions of Quito
In which my worst case scenario almost comes true, more adorable pictures of dogs are shared, and I do my best to describe a city I’ve lived in less than a week...
My first post in which I lure you, the reader, in with a picture of my dog and muse about my version of pre-departure jitters a day before I fly out of Seattle...