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Lake Maracaibo: Lightning Capital of the World (297 Days a Year)

How do you feel about thunder and lightning? If you are like me, you will open the curtains wide and pull up a chair to watch the show. You may even wonder where to travel to catch the best lightning show in the world. In this article, you’ll learn about the lightning capital of the …

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All 105 Ecuador Volcanoes: Active, Mainland, Galapagos (Charts/Map)

How many volcanoes are in Ecuador? You would think that would be a pretty straightforward question. But as I was doing my research I found that the answers were very different depending on which website I was looking at. The statistics provided in this article are from the Geophysical Institute (Spanish site) in Ecuador. They …

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How Many Spanish Speaking Countries Are There? Complete Travelers Guide

Are you wondering how many Spanish speaking countries there are? Perhaps you have learned a little bit of Spanish in school, and are wondering where this could prove useful. Or maybe you love the culture and want to explore it further. There are 20 Spanish-speaking countries. This includes countries where Spanish is either the official …

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25 Galapagos Islands Facts for Travelers (Animals, Geography, History)

Thinking of visiting the Galapagos Islands? The archipelago is famous for its animals, diving, and rugged terrain. In this article, we’ll “dive” into Galapagos Islands facts, including fascinating geography, history, flora, and fauna of these beautiful islands. Galapagos Geography and Climate 1. Where are the Galapagos Islands located? The Galapagos Islands are located in the …

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Ecuador’s Cloud Forests: 13 Things to Know (Travelers Guide)

Sure, Ecuador has the Amazon rainforest. But have you heard of the cloud forest in Ecuador? In this article, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s cloud forests, what to see, where to find them, and how to prepare for your trip. Cloud Forests in Ecuador: 13 Things to Know 1. What is a cloud forest? If you …

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16 Largest Rainforests in the World: Travelers Guide

When I was in grade 2 my teacher taught us all about rainforests. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy learning all about the 16 largest rainforests in the world. To start off with, we’ll look at the largest rainforest in the world. And then examine what exactly a …

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17 Safest Countries in Africa: Ranked by Data (Travelers Guide)

To travel as safely as possible, we created this list of the safest African countries. In this post, you’ll learn about the safest countries in Africa, according to actual data. Not opinions and tourism board marketing. We’ll also take a quick look at other interesting information for each country on the list. Mauritius, Ghana, and …

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Rwenzori Mountains: 13 Things About “Mountains of the Moon”

Rwenzori Mountains are home to two of the highest peaks in Africa. In this post, you’ll learn about these famous mountains in DRC and Uganda. There are national parks, endangered animals, and five vegetation zones. Learn why they are known as the Mountains of the Moon. Rwenzori Mountains: A Quick Overview Also Known As: Ruwenzori, …

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12 Longest Rivers in South America: Listed by Length (Quick Stats)

Rivers are considered to be a source of life and economy in many places around the world. In this article, we’ll look at the 12 longest rivers in South America. Learn about their length, depth, major features, and the countries they pass through. What is the longest river in South America? The Amazon River is …

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12 Major Rivers in Africa (Facts, Length, Travelers Guide)

When thinking about rivers in Africa, people often think of the Nile River. In this post, you’ll learn about the Nile, and 11 other African rivers. These rivers are beautiful and cover some breathtaking scenery. The longest river in Africa is the Nile River, at 3,417 miles (5,500 km). Other measurements put the Nile River …

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