No trip to Ecuador is complete without a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Friends have asked if we were going to make it to the Galapagos on this visit to Ecuador. As much as we would like to do so we simply don’t have the time. Three years ago we spent our Christmas family vacation in the Galapagos Islands and we fell in love with the islands and the people. The natural beauty, the exotic animals, and the beautiful people will always have a place in our hearts. It was amazing to visit a place where the animals are not afraid of humans and interact freely with tourists. They have no natural predators and have not learned to fear people. A pilgrimage to the Galapagos Islands should be on everyone’s bucket list. For now, enjoy these photos from our last visit to the islands.