It's Summer Somewhere: Galapagos Islands
As the snow falls in our 'hood, we're day dreaming of summer. Heading to the Galapagos in Ecuador, for the annual celebration of "Galapagos Days" is current obsession. Each island has its own parades and all out revelry the second week of February every year.
This month also brings lots of cool things to see there in the animal arena. Marine iguanas and flamingos begin to nest, and white-cheeked pintails start breeding. How would we see it all? Probably on a 7 day cruise on the M/S Alta, a three-masted schooner that has old-world charm and comes with all meals and your very own naturalist aboard for the trip.
True, lots of tourism to the islands has consequences, but if you do your trip right, you'll be able to enjoy the natural wonders without damaging 'em.