Savvy Saturday, In the Know Update for Those Who Want a different Experience

I´ve been hearing about a few opportunities around Ecuador and wanted to write a post as they come and go quickly.  Here´s the latest! Volunteering-Hostal Tiana and their sister hostel further up the Quilatoa Loop are looking for volunteers to help run the hostels in exchange for room and board.  They ask for seven weeks … 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

Project DCR-How you can help while exploring Ecuador

I´ve previously written about Project DCR for this blog but wanted to break down what they do, what they need in terms of support, and explain the ways that people traveling to Ecuador can help. Project DCR is a legal, well-organized foundation that was created a year ago by two volunteers who took over it´s operation from … Continue reading

This is a dare with Backpacking with Brock!

This is a dare from yours truly…  Get in touch.  Email me if you are coming to Ecuador and have a question.  That´s the bet and there is beer involved! If you keep reading this blog past just glimpsing at the posts and clicking on the links, you will find information about some really cool people … Continue reading

Volunteering,, and an idea to help Project DCR

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about volunteering and volunteer organizations in Ecuador. It bugs me. I think if someone, including myself, wants to come and volunteer here then they should be prepared for what they are getting into and make a difference while doing it. I also try to help get the different … Continue reading

Next up.. Interview with the people behind

  An article of mine about volunteering in Ecuador will soon be posted on and they kindly let me interview them about why they started the site and their experiences travelling and volunteering.  Subscribe to get the interview by email and keep an eye on this site for updates about more articles I’ve written … Continue reading