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Compassion and Empathy

Compassion and Empathy

By Rick Schleicher   The BBC did a series on, “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea”, real interesting, look it up. The idea of evolution and survival of the fittest as a natural and acceptable perspective has historically led to actions like Hitler’s idea of a superior Arian...

Black Rats Around the World

Black Rats Around the World

By Rick Schleicher   Black rats are all over the world, same species. They’re here in the Galapagos too. Having pushed the two-endemic species of rats we have here to near extinction, (one of our rats is/was the size of a dog) they are also wreaking havoc with...

Diveheart

Diveheart

By Rick Schleicher In August of 2015, my kinda/almost girlfriend, now wife, Christina came to visit my son and I in the Galápagos, for the first time. From the moment she got off the boat in the Galápagos, it was as if the animals were performing for her. All I needed...

2009 Come To Galápagos Marathon, Where I Lost My Snide

2009 Come To Galápagos Marathon, Where I Lost My Snide

By Peter Benoit When I heard there was to be a marathon held on San Cristobal, Galápagos I did some research and came up with this little tidy bit of information, “People get lost and die on the inhabited islands of the Galápagos every year simply by wandering off...

Travel Personalities: Are You My (Stereo)Type?

Travel Personalities: Are You My (Stereo)Type?

By Rick Schleicher We, the Come to Galápagos family, have been in the business of bringing visitors to the Galápagos for more than fifteen years now. These are personalized, private tours, so we get to know our guests fairly well. There’s the list of the most...

Fastest Moving Islands, Part II: Evolution of a Species

Fastest Moving Islands, Part II: Evolution of a Species

By Rick Schleicher Picking up from my last story. Why do the Galápagos giant tortoises live so long, up to two hundred years? I stated that the reason had to do with geology and plate tectonics. There are (or were) fourteen...

Fastest Moving Islands

Fastest Moving Islands

By Rick Schleicher Join the most unique creatures in the world for a thrill ride on the fastest moving...

How We Ate Well For 21 Days at Sea, Thanks to Our Galápagos Friends

How We Ate Well For 21 Days at Sea, Thanks to Our Galápagos Friends

By Kristian Beadle, Green Coconut Run  Many sailboats stop in the Galapagos Islands, on their way to French Polynesia, downwind about 3000 miles in one of the loneliest stretches of ocean on the planet.  Among the myriad preparations for such a trip, one continued to...

Walk a Mile in My Flip Flops

Walk a Mile in My Flip Flops

By Rick Schleicher Before the pandemic, Come To Galápagos, as a company, was cruising along, practically running and promoting itself. Everyone knew what to do and what to do when something snagged. For the last few years all of our guests were referred by others and...

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