Destination: Ecuador (and Galapagos)

Quilotoa loop, entrance mural to one of the towns

Valley of the Volcanoes – Ecuador’s Quilotoa Loop Adventure

A top spot on my Bucket List was Valley of the Volcanoes - Ecuador's Quilotoa Loop. The draw was the many colorful indigenous populations and their markets, the perfect turquoise ...
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snow-capped-volcano-antisana-papallacta-2-Cotacachi, Papallacta, Atahualpa

Ecuador’s Andean Highlands Part 2 – Cotacachi, Papallacta, Atahualpa

Ecuador's Andean Highlands - Part 2 - Cotacachi, Papallacta, Atahualpa Not only do Cotacachi, Papallacta, Atahualpa offer exquisite views, local culture, and outdoor activities - both up close and at a ...
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Patchwork farming on Ecuador mountainside in Ecuador Andean Highlands

Ecuador’s Andean Highlands – Part 1 – Otavalo, Ibarra

Ecuador's Andean Highlands - Part 1 In Ecuador's Andean Highlands, you are surrounded by a patchwork of green beauty all the way up the mountainsides. Ecuador's Andean Highlands are located ...
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Courtyard at Galapagos Suites

Choosing Galapagos Land Accommodations

Where to Stay  Before choosing Galapagos Land Accommodations, select the islands where you want to stay. If taking a land-only trip, I recommend splitting your time between Santa Cruz, staying in ...
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Choosing Galapagos Excursions

Choosing Galapagos Excursions

What Galapagos Excursions and Activities do you prefer? For your Galapagos Excursions, decide if you want to see the Galapagos by motoring between islands and living on a boat. Or ...
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Galapagos a Bucket List Trip

Galapagos a Bucket List Trip

Why go to the Galapagos? In the Galapagos, it's all about the animals, the many volcanic islands, and how the wildlife live. The Galapagos is a national park and has ...
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Peguche Waterfall - Ibarra

Ecuador’s Diverse Distinct Regions

 Amazingly Diverse Distinct Regions in Ecuador Ecuador is tiny. In the diverse distinct regions in Ecuador, you will find extreme beauty from its historic Andean cities to its nature. The nature of Ecuador ...
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ecuador quito teleferico

Traveling Ecuador

2 months Traveling in Ecuador Tom and I spent 2 months in 2015-2016 traveling the small but diverse country of Ecuador. On Tuesday of this week, as I was ...
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International Travel - Meet and learn from the locals

International Travel, Part 2, 10 Key Things

This is Part 2 of our post on International Travel and the key things we have learned to do during travel to make it more enjoyable. [Click here to see Part ...
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Mountain lake near Cuenca Ecuador

Ecuador and Galapagos Travel Adventure Planning

I am excited to say that we are planning to spend part of Winter 2016 in  South America.  Specifically we plan to partake in Ecuador and Galapagos travel adventures and ...
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