December 18, 2014

Journey to the Galápagos

Recently Neil Golub, the Operations Manager for Martha Stewart Radio, traveled to the extraordinary Galápagos Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islands about 600 miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. The islands were formed from erupting volcanos millions of years ago. There are actually 19 islands and dozens of other islets and volcanic rocks in the chain. Neil traveled with a tour company called Ocean Adventures. His journey began with a flight to Quayaquil, Ecuador, then another flight to Baltra Island, where he boarded the Eclipse. For the next week, he and his 35 fellow travelers visited five islands and saw a multitude of exotic wildlife, marine birds and fish. In his blog, he explains why the Galápagos are often called "a laboratory of evolution."