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100 Places
Kindly contributed by Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief of National Geographic Traveler  and author of 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life, published (naturally) by National Geographic. The book is a Whitman's Sampler of what the world has to offer. It’s not just about where, but how and why to travel, with kids.
Punta Suarez, Galapagos
Kindly contributed by Michael Jackson, author of the indispensable Galapagos, A Natural History.
“Among my favorite places in Galapagos is Punta Suarez on Isla Espanola, where at the end of the visitor trail you suddenly find yourself at the top of a cliff with a magnificent view to the south. This is a great place to sit down and watch the Galapagos world go by.  Frigatebirds cruise effortlessly on the updraft created by the south-easterly winds, always on the lookout to snatch a meal. Nazca and blue-footed boobies glide back and forth, and swallow-tailed gulls hover over the rocks. When the waved albatross colony is active, the birds waddle up to the edge of the cliff, pause and then leap into a graceful glide. A Galápagos hawk often perches atop a small pointed peak in the distance.