In December 2012 I was lucky enough to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with a few friends from college. We jumped off cliffs, snorkeled with sea turtles, marine iguanas, and countless reef fish, kayaked through bays filled with sharks, hiked through volcanic tunnels, and saw the classic giant tortoise. It was one of the most unique landscapes I've ever seen, and an experience I'll never forget.