When To Break The Budget & Take a Taxi

Wasting money on transportation while traveling sucks. Literally. It’s a huge money suck, and one that offers little return when you’re just trying to get from point A to point […]

Yellow cable car crossing the cloud forest in Mindo Ecuador.

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 […]

Paper with smiley faces and word AMOR hanging on tree.

Quito and the Middle of the World

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

Swing off the end of the world at Casa de Arbol.

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 […]

Decorative surfboard on boardwalk next to long blue ocean Montañita.

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 […]

Blue and white letters of a sign that says Guayaquil.

[Guaya]Killing Time in Guayaquil Ecuador

Country Ecuador | Dates July 10-12 | Accommodation Toto Hostel What to Do for 24 Hours in Guayaquil Our bus brought us to Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador (yes, it’s larger than […]

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

Peru to Ecuador: A 30-Hour Bus Journey

Country Bus from 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 […]

bright green lilypads with purple flowers floating on the Amazon river

In the Jungle: The Peruvian Amazon

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

Dark brown muddy water and wooden houses on stilts on river in Belen Iquitos.

Iquitos: An Introduction to the Amazon

Location Iquitos Peru | Dates July 3-6 | Accommodation Flying Dog Iquitos & Victoria Regia Hotel (free night!) Our next stop after Lima (maybe I’ll blog about Lima, probably not) was the airport, to […]