Sea Lion in Galapagos

Ecuador has much to offer.  We used up almost our entire three-month visa before moving on to Peru.  Still, it

From Quito to Cuenca, Otavalo to the Galapagos, and much more.  Looking for beautiful beaches, mountains, culture, or glacial climbing? Ecuador has it.


Do it on a budget by day-tripping, or upscale it a little with a cruise

Galapagos Seal Lions
When someone yells, Shark! while swimming, normally people get out of the water.  So I had to laugh at the irony
Galapagos Sunset
Years ago, watching a documentary on the Galapagos Islands, I was enamored with the idea of an isolated place with
Galapagos Iguanas and Sharks
On the eighth and final day of our Floreana cruise, we looped around the island called Daphne Major, twice.  What


Quilotoa Crater
The Quilotoa Loop is a remote trail linking several high Andean villages and towns in the Cotopaxi province. The ancient

So don’t forget to bring a great pair of hiking boots. These are my favorite!


Some things in South America may feel strange at first.  They are new, or maybe not something you are used to, but after a while, they too can become normal.

Country dogs wanting a snack
The first time we see something new, it sometimes seems strange.  Isolated groups of people often see the rest of


Boris has such an inspiring life story. He and his wife are the visionaries behind the Dunamis Foundation. They help young girls who have been rescued from human trafficking live meaningful lives.  Our time with them motivated us to monetize this blog and donate 100% of the net proceeds to their foundation.

Quito Street, life on the street
Seventeen Years Ago The cold night air seemed to reach to the bone and the boy's entire body shivers.  He
The fire crackles behind me. It is chilly and the night is dark and quiet. Light emanates from the TV

Ecuador has even more!

Be sure to research and don’t miss out on Baños, the center for adventure.
Climb Mt. Chimborazo even as a newbie, or take part in an Amazon experience.

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