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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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.

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

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

Three Week Volunteer/Adventure Trip to the Galapagos

Lead-Adventures, Ecuador offers a three week immersion program volunteering in the Galapagos. It’s designed for the tribal traveller that wants to experience the Galapagos from a different perspective while taking an adventure that includes oversea journeys between Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, and Isabella!

Eight ways to make travelling to the Galapagos more rewarding

1. Go with the flow. Don’t spend hours on the internet asking everyone about the boats, the weather, and how to find the best deal out there. Find out the nuts and bolts of the tours, the Islands, the boats, and the companies selling the spots. After that, get in contact with someone who knows … Continue reading

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer in the Galapagos

1.  It´s a better way to travel, Be a part of the revolution!   My counchsurfing account has over five hundred people who wrote me interested in volunteering from all over the world.  Once you start doing it new opportunities arise no matter where you are! 2.  Be a participant and not a passenger! Cruises are good … Continue reading

Passion and Prose- Shane Brown

Quote from Shane Brown- “Is a shell of his former self. A busted knee that hadn’t yet gone back in place, and lack of sleep for three days, has meant I spent the better part of half an hour crying like a baby in the airport toilet. Still, awesome weekend. Thanks guys.” The Above quote … Continue reading

Updates from Quito

In the last month someone from couchsurfing contacted me and she is now working teaching for friends with a family who own a hostel in Cotopaxi.  I met and befriended three people travelling from Columbia who met at a hostel there and decided to buy a twenty person bus to take friends and people they … Continue reading