Beaches to explore while on San Cristobal, Galapagos.

Puerto Chino Puerto Chino is by far one of the best beaches on the island of San Cristobal and is best reached by taxi.  It will cost about $30 USD round trip from the main town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.  If you’re ever looking for things do to on San Cristobal, make sure you check out this pristine beach.  Sea […]

Setting Sail on the Galapagos Odyssey.

After deciding to complete a life long dream and head to the Galapagos, you’ll be faced with a few major choices.  The biggest one being- do you a.) see the islands for yourself and island hop by ferry- or do you b.) take a cruise around the unique and mysterious isles? There are so many pros and cons to seeing […]

The Wonders of the Galapagos

It’s no secret that the Galapagos islands house some of the most awe inspiring creatures in the world.  If you don’t know what the word “endemic” means before you head to the islands, it will definitely be etched into your vocabulary when you leave.  Endemic animals and plants are those that can only be found in certain areas or regions. […]

Post Office Bay, Galapagos- A Dream to Reality.

  The Story of the Maverick Expedition from Chris Staudinger on Vimeo.  I remember the moment clearly.  It was dark outside and our table was lit with a few flickering candles.  Our leftover pad thai and tom kha gai were resting disheveled on our plates.  He had a bewildered, yet focused look on his face as he leaned close, like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]