Colors, Coffee and Crowds: Salento Colombia

Our first stop in Colombia was Salento, a picturesqure town in the central coffee region. Known for its beautiful streets lined with brightly painted houses, coffee farms, and “small town” […]

Bright Beach Tents of Canoa Ecuador

Country Ecuador | Dates July 24-26 | Accommodation Coco Loco Canoa was one of my favorite destinations, both because I love the beach and because it was an amazing beach. Located at around the […]

View from the Canopy in Mindo, Ecuador

Country Ecuador | Dates July 21-23 | Accommodation Cabañas Armonia y Jardín de Orquídeas Mindo is a small town located about 3 hours west of Quito in the cloud forest of Ecuador. As we approached by […]

Animals & Textiles: The Markets of Otavalo

Country Ecuador | Dates June 19-21 | Accommodation El Andariego Having missed many other major markets for one reason or another, we were determined to make it to the Otavalo market which […]

Quito and the Middle of the World

Country Ecuador | Dates July 16-19 & 26-27 | Accommodation Selina Quito & Huasi Lodge We didn’t think we’d like Quito going in, based on accounts from other travelers. Needless to say we were pleasantly […]

Swinging Off the “End of the World’ in Baños

Country Ecuador | Dates July 14-17 | Accommodation Selina Baños We took a bus from Montanita to Guayaquil, then transferred on another to Baños. The ride was unpleasant as we were tried from our big […]

Montañita: Where the Party Meets the Beach

Country Ecuador | Dates July 12 – July 14 | Accommodation Selina Montañita We took an early taxi to the bus station in Guayaquil with 2 girls from our hostel, and were not pleased to […]

[Guaya]Killing Time in Guayaquil Ecuador

Country Ecuador | Dates July 10-12 | Accommodation Toto Hostel Our bus brought us to Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador (yes, it’s larger than Quito). Guayaquil isn’t really a tourist destination, and […]

Taking a 30 hour bus ride from Lima Peru to Guayaquil Ecuador.

Peru to Ecuador: A 30-Hour Bus Journey

Country Peru to Ecuador | Dates July 10-11 | Accommodation Cruz Del Sur Bus [Please excuse the horrible out-the-window blurred photos in this post taken in the back row with excessive bumps trying […]

In the Jungle: The Peruvian Amazon

Country Peru | Dates July 6-8 | Accommodation Muyuna Lodge (on a tour) I went to the Amazon again, but in Peru this time. My sister wasn’t with me the […]