A look at San Cristobal Island, Galapagos

San Cristobal island is probably best known as the island that holds the capital of the Galapagos, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.  It has a population of about 6,000 and is home to various species of interesting wildlife. While it´s not a popular island among tourists, it has a certain charm of it´s own.  The locals are extremely friendly and everything you […]

Life Long Dream – Embarking Today

I´ve been standing on the beach fastening buoyant sticks together, in an attempt to make a raft. I figured that if I could find enough cloth might even be able to fashion a sail, or perhaps harness some sea turtles for propulsion. It was while I was making a rather admirable looking craft that the winds of fortune changed. Now […]

Finding Our Way to the Post Barrel

Finding our way to Floreana, and Post Office Bay, is proving to be a delicate issue of time. For whatever reason (we have yet to determine one) the Post Barrel is the most difficult part of the Galapagos to access. Our island of San Cristobal happens to be one of the easiest to traverse. You do not even need a […]

Las Encantadas

The Enchanted Isles, the Galapagos, our home for the week, what ever you call it, it is a land of wonder. Tawny and I arrived in the small town of Puerto Baquerizo Morenoon San Cristobal yesterday. Setting down on the oldest of the Galapagos islands was like watching my dreams walk out of sleep and into reality. We quickly claimed […]

Yes to Coca, No to Cocaine.

CNN recently posted this little video online. I get all giddy inside when I hear this kind of news.  The unintended consequences of coca eradication in South America was the topic of my capstone (i.e. dissertation) in college.  It’s something that I’m very passionate about.  This passion was fueled by the time that I spent in Bolivia and Peru. It […]

The Hunger Years

There are days every now and again that the boy and I get unreasonably down.  These are the times when we don’t know where we’re supposed to be in life and what we should be doing.   We don’t know if we’re making an impact, we don’t understand why we aren’t more successful, and we feel as if we’re going […]

We Made It!

Welcome to Ecuador! We’ve made it.  After 24 hours of air travel and 48 hours of consciousness we rolled into Quito, Ecuador late last night. Today we managed to explore the stunning streets of Old Town and find our last-minute flights to the Galapagos.  We were a touch apprehensive about finding a last-minute deal but the helpful amigos at Access Ecuador […]

Haejangguk: Korea’s Hangover Soup

I’m going to be completely honest with you.  Before we came to Korea, I didn’t really enjoy Korean food.  I mean, I liked kimchi only because my Hawaiian family eats it at almost every meal.  I liked galbi because, well, it’s delicious.  That was about the extent of my taste for Korean dishes. I distinctly remember having a talk with […]

Here we go!

The Maverick Expedition begins! The fulfillment of a life-long dream happens now. For seven long years the Maverick Expedition has been whispered like a day-dream or considered an event that exists only in the imagination. In one hour though we put wheels to pavement and begin a journey that will take us to the magical islands of the Galapagos, in […]