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GALAPAGOS: AN INTRODUCTION TO A NEW WORLD



Working at Lindblad Expeditions changes you. At the New York office we are in one of the most kinetic cities in the world. But, more often than not, our minds are in Galápagos, Alaska, Baja California, the Arctic and Antarctica. Daily discoveries about the natural world turn you in a new direction. Gina Golba, who works in documents, explains here.


By Gina Golba
About a year and half ago I had the opportunity to travel to the


Galápagos

Islands. About a year and a half before that, I had no desire to travel to the Galápagos Islands.

Okay, let me back up. That’s not exactly true. Ever since I was a child, I wanted to travel everywhere. I remember multiple school assignments where the class was asked where in the world we would most like to visit. I was the kid that would write “EVERYWHERE” in big bubble letters and draw a badly detailed picture of as many of the earth’s landmarks as I could fit on the page. Since then, neither my love of travel nor my artistic abilities have changed much. So, saying that I had “no desire” to travel to the Galápagos Islands isn’t exactly true. More honestly, the archipelago just didn’t jump out to me as a top destination… 

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