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The popular Cotopaxi national park in Ecuador has been closed temporarily because of increased volcanic activity. The volcano is located 30 miles (50 km) from Quito. President Correa declared a state of emergency in Ecuador as hundreds of people in nearby towns have already been evacuated. Keep an eye on this if you are planning to visit the Galapagos Islands since Quito is a popular stop to get there.
Updated information can about the activity of Cotopaxi can be found at the website of the Instituto Geofísico de la Politécnica Nacional.
Secret Escapes just raised $60 million from existing and new investors including Google Ventures. The U. K. based start-up is a members-only luxury travel site and has sold over 2 million rooms since it's launch in 2011. You should keep an eye on this company and lookout for exclusive deals as they are probably continuing to expand aggressively.
We first saw the news at TechCrunch.