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Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos - A Personal Evolution

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Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos - A Personal Evolution by Bette Blaydes Pegas

Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos - A Personal Evolution by Bette Blaydes Pegas

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The Bottom Line

Delightful travel journal of a cruise tour to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Author Bette Blaydes Pegas dreamed of traveling to the Galapagos for over 25 years, and finally overcame her hesitation to take this trip of a lifetime, traveling with her two grown daughters and cousin. She does an exceptional job of journaling her trip, and the book demonstrates her enthusiasm, love, and respect for the wonders of the Galapagos.
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Pros

  • Journal brings magic of Galapagos alive for reader
  • Tale of travel dream come true is inspiring to "armchair" travelers
  • Author's enthusiasm for the Galapagos is contagious

Cons

  • Book makes trip to Galapagos even more enticing; could be problem if cash/time is short

Description

  • Detailed travel journal of a cruise tour to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
  • Great descriptions of the wildlife and geology of the Galapagos Islands
  • Author discusses work of Charles Darwin and has chapter devoted to his life and background before and after the Galapagos

Guide Review - Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos - A Personal Evolution

Many of us who are wildlife lovers dream of a trip to the Galapagos Islands off the western coast of South America. Bette Pegas dreamed of a trip to the Galapagos for over 25 years before traveling there for a week with three family members. Pegas' story of dreaming, planning, and finally taking this journey makes for fascinating reading, even for those who haven't been to the Galapagos.

I laughed at her tales of the challenges of snorkeling with poor vision and balance, and was sobered by her description of seeing sick and injured wildlife in their natural settings, without interference from well-being humans.

Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos - A Personal Evolution is perfect for either those planning a Galapagos Islands cruise or those who enjoy reading about fascinating travel destinations. The information about Charles Darwin and his important studies of the Galapagos is an added plus, especially since it has been 150 years since his controversial, ground-breaking book, The Origin of the Species.

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