A refreshing dip in the water is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat. From deep lakes to natural pools to salty seas, we've rounded up six swimming spots around the world where the incredible views are worth soaking up too.
On Friday morning we landed in Sullivan Bay on the island of Santiago, also known as James Island. I immediately felt at home. Here was a relatively young island; still shaking off the ashes of its volcanic birth; still relatively barren.
Ecuador is a small country with so much to offer. This tour starts off in Quito for a taste of Ecuadorean culture and Incan legend. Then, island hop through the Galápagos, where you’ll move from mangrove swamps to lava flows to sunny shorelines, encountering scores of exotic creatures along the way.
When Charles Darwin first arrived in the Galápagos, he wasn't sure what he'd discover. Once on the islands, he found an amazing diversity of animals that left him wondering how some animals could appear so similar at first glance, yet are so different on closer inspection.
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