New Article about Canoa on Travelsort

I´ve been writing articles here and there for different travel sites as a way to get the word out about some really cool people and places in Ecuador. I focus on people whoI know who are continually coming up with new things or have been here for years and are still going strong. Hopefully they help people who are headed this way as guidebooks often get things wrong and they are dated even if it´s a recent edition. Click the screenshot to read about Canoa, The Surf Shak and the Betty Surf and Yoga camp!

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Coca to Iquitos-Part 1-Preview to Upcoming article

  Authors note This is a preview of a full article I am writing for this blog about the trip downriver from Coca to Iquitos that I took with five others to visit communities and learn about the culture and conditions there. I am posting this as it has specifics about travelling the route that … Continue reading

How Skiing and Snowboarding in the Rockies Helped Me when Traveling and Living in Ecuador

There is an intangible element to travel and adventure, a force that compels one forward, stretching the boundaries between the known and the unknown, The feeling one gets when boarding a plane to sites unseen, the excitement of finding an undiscovered destination, the joy of standing in a small Andean town surrounded by vast stretches of lush green mountains all stem from this vague but welcome element.

Guest Post at a Pair of Panties and Boxers

Update.. This post is a few years old.  Between the time of writing and the present, Project DCR has shut its doors. I urge anyone interested in volunteering at a genuine project of substance working with kids in Ecuador to click on the link and read the article for one reason.  Karin Ernehed. Karin was … Continue reading

Passion and Prose-Ayngelina around the world from Bacon is Magic!

 A suprising rule of thumb that I´ve found since I´ve been in Ecuador is that people travelling here tend to find what they are looking for!  After all the worry, the planning, and the stress of making the trip actually happen I´ve seen people arrive in Quito and the circumstances that they find themselves in … Continue reading

Three Places in Ecuador That I would Visit Again

The travel forums are full of people looking for advise on places to go and see in Ecuador.  These  include the Galapagos, the jungle and the coast.  Having travelled a fair amount in the hills, along the beaches and into the jungle, there are at least ten places that I would revisit and a few … Continue reading

New Article about Cotopaxi and the Quilotoa loop

Got a Minute?

That´s right, one minute.. Some webthingy I found monitors the traffic to this site and lets me know a bunch of details that I don´t really think about.. For instance, someone from Denver, Colorado visited my site today and looked at five pages.. I know a lot of people in Denver, so it might be … Continue reading

Savvy Saturday-Volunteer Gig´s in Ecuador

The Secret Garden, Cotopaxi is looking for volunteers to manage their country hostel.  Ideally they are looking for someone who is planning on staying for a few months.  The hostel is located forty-five minutes from Machachi and is a short drive to the north gate of Cotopaxi National Park.  There is no internet or tv, … Continue reading

Live like an Ecuadorian President while supporting The Galo Plazo Lasso Foundation.

I´ve written about The Galo Plaza Lasso Foundation previously on this blog when explaining what the Condor Hausi Project does to stop the extinction of wild condors in Ecuador. I mentioned in that post that I was starting a series about the foundation as the scope of what they do is impressive.

The purpose of this article is to map out what the foundation does and then write updates about specific aspects and projects in the future.

President Galo Plaza Lasso´s vision for education in Ecuador was ahead of his time. He started The American School in 1940 with the hopes of educating Ecuador´s future leaders in democratic principles. The school is thriving today and boasts a list of leaders in politics, education, and medicine amongst others.