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Ecuador Travel – Giant Galapagos Tortoise

Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador During our Galapagos Islands tour, we definitely ended up #HangingWithTurtles. We actually hung with turtles and tortoises, the Giant Tortoises to be exact. Galapagos is home to the largest tortoises in the world and we got to see them in the wild in the highlands of […]

Galapagos Tours

Choosing the Best Galapagos Tours

Choosing from the hundreds of Galapagos tours doesn’t sound like an easy choice, but it actually wasn’t too hard for Aracely and I. As someone that’s active on the web, always reading others’ experiences while touring the world, I sort of knew who the best tour operators for the Galapagos were. Galapagos Travel This trip […]

Galapagos Travel

Galapagos Islands… Here we come!

It’s official, we are traveling to the Galapagos Islands for the first time in our lives. This is a significant trip for us because Aracely has always dreamed of visiting the Galapagos Islands, but we had great trepidation in doing so when we spent over a month in Ecuador back in 2010. We both have […]

Grand Plaza

Ecuador Travel – Top Things To Do in Quito

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador and stands 2,800 m (9,186 ft) above sea level, making Quito the second-highest capital city in the world behind La Paz in Bolivia.  Its official, less popular name is San Francisco de Quito. Quito is most often visited for it’s proximity to the celebrated middle of the world, […]

Markets in South America

Ecuador Travel – Otavalo Market

The Otavalo Market is one of South America’s most grandest and famous markets.  The best day to experience the market during Ecuador travel is on Saturdays.  From Quito, it’s a 2 hour bus ride to the city of Otavalo.  Passengers will start to get off the bus at several stops after you enter town, but […]

Ecuador Transportation

Ecuador Travel – Discover Chone My Hometown

As I stare out the window of the bus, I watch a world passing by.  It is moving quickly through my window and it’s incredibly different from my world today.  Every time I visit my hometown of Chone, located in the province of Manabi in coastal Ecuador, I can’t help but wonder what my life […]

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