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!

New Article about Volunteer/Travel in the Galapagos

I’ve been writing about a volunteer/adventure travel trip to the Galapagos for a while as I think it is a great way to explore the islands from a different, more adventurous perspective. If you search this site, you will find a few attempts to give it the attention I think it needs as there are … Continue reading

Surfing, Adventure Sports and Volunteering with Patricia White at the South American Explorers Club in Quito

Patricia’s adventurous spirit led her to Ecuador over 5 years ago. Since then she has pioneered in creating active travel excursions for volunteers, climbers, surfers and students.

Working for International Student Volunteers, she created itineraries and led groups of students around the country, especially to communities off the beaten path.

5 habits to lose while travelling in Ecuador

I was visiting friends here who own a great hostel in Cotopaxi called the Secret Garden over the last few days and had some time to just relax with a group of twenty travellers. When we compared notes about places to visit, almost always the guide books came out and people had questions.

The guide books are just that, guides. They offer an outline from when the writers visited and even though they try their best, they don’t offer the whole picture.

Update to my Postcard Campaign for the kids at Project DCR

A few days ago I came up with an idea to have people travelling to the Galapagos drop off a postcard at Post Office Bay for former street kids in a school here that my friends at Project DCR run. The first good Samaritan sent me an email the same day.. Thanks Sonia for your generosity and fun-loving … Continue reading

Going to the galapagos? Send me a post card or bring one to me and I´ll buy you a beer!

I´m a bartender in Quito.  Usually how thing go when I meet people travelling here is that after a few beers people start asking me about where to book tours, about Ecuador in general, and tons of questions about the Galapagos.  I usually have one or two people who I know that I can refer them to … Continue reading

Responses to the Galapagos Post Office

When I was doing research on the Galapaogs post office I posted on some travel boards to see what other people´s experiences with it was.. Check out the responses I got on trip advisor! If anyone is going to the Galapagos and feels like sending me a postcard, get in touch at I would … Continue reading

The Galapagos Post Office

When someone mentions the Galapagos I think of wildlife, cruises, pirates,and the U.S. Navy using the location as a base during wartime.  If pressed I might come up with a few different people I know who can help with a trip there or a volunteer trip to three islands that I think is a pretty … Continue reading


According to ship logs, before the end of the 1500´s, Pirates were using the Galapagos Islands as a hideout to store and pick up supplies and bounty.  Well known pierateers Sir Henry Morgan and Sir Richard Hawkins are among the long list of people to call the Galapagos home away from home. The Bacholor´s Delight commanded … Continue reading

The Galapagos

The Galapagos are Ecuador’s biggest attraction.   The number of people selling tours to the Islands is stunning.  I´ve written articles about volunteering there, finding a last-minute cruise, and the ins and outs of the business from what I´ve learned since I first came here. The business side of things isn´t my thing.  It´s not my thing because I´ve … Continue reading