This month, I had a chance to travel and explore the Galapagos with my swim group Water World Swim. It has been a dream for several years to go see it. It is quite a unique place, with endemic species you won’t see anywhere else. Though the area is populated, it is a protected national park. We swam with sea turtles, saw the giant tortoises and marine iguanas and enjoyed delicious fresh and healthy cuisine. I brought my sketchbook with me and had a chance to do some nature journaling. There is something about the air there that helped me to relax and forget about all the troubles on the mainland. It was really fun going with a group. We had wonderful local hosts that had arranged hotel deals and daily sightseeing trips with a guide. It is definitely worth it. I look forward to continue working on a series of art and illustrations of that location.