To run or not to run—with the bulls, in Pamplona, Spain

From the balcony

The Fiesta of San Fermin takes place in Pamplona, Spain, for eight days in early July. At the heart of the fiesta is the famous Encierro—the Running of the Bulls. Each morning at 8 am, about half a dozen bulls charge headlong through the crowds down narrow streets to the bull ring. It’s not a […]

Galápagos Touring 101

Bartolomé Island

I recently took an Intrepid tour to the Galápagos Islands. For those of you who don’t know, they’re located about a thousand miles off the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific Ocean—and famous as the place that Charles Darwin got the idea that we are all descended from chimps. Chuck was in fact so impressed with his […]

North, South, above, and below in New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

New Zealand is the new “in” place to go; it seems like everyone either has been or is going. So, I thought it might be a good idea to escape there to avoid Vancouver’s traditional dreary rainy October weather. My G Adventures New Zealand tour, New Zealand in Style, covers both the North and South Islands in […]