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All Time Best & Worst Travel Moments

Reflecting on all my best and worst travel moments from the last few years. 2019 and the entire last decade are both coming to an end. I have to say 2019 was the wildest year of my life. I went through some crazy things this year, positive and negative. Reminiscing about these insane moments from …

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11 Best Things To Do In Baños, Ecuador

The best things to do in the adventurous city of Baños, Ecuador. Anyone traveling through Ecuador should definitely stop in Baños de Agua Santa, also known as “The Adventure Capital of Ecuador” and the “Gateway To The Amazon”. Baños is a great place to get in touch with nature, experience the warm Ecuadorian culture, and try …

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Ama La Vida: Experiences in Baños, Ecuador

Reflections and fond memories from my travels to Baños, Ecuador. "Ama La Vida" is a very fitting slogan for Ecuador because it means "Love Life". This phrase is plastered in rainbow colors over every surface here, including buses, bridges, t-shirts, hats, street signs, bags, and building walls. But I've found that this slogan is more …

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Mindo, Ecuador: My Volunteering Experience

My experience living and working in the Cloud Forest of Mindo, Ecuador. After two weeks of volunteering in and around Quito, two weeks in Mindo was exactly what I needed. This area is like an oasis of peace and tranquility just waiting to bestow its charm upon anyone in need. I've never been to a …

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Volunteering in Ecuador: My First Volunteer Experience!

Experiences during my first week of volunteering in Ecuador.  After over two weeks in Ecuador, I feel like I've had a very authentic local experience. Getting to stay with local families has deepened my appreciation for the culture and improved my Spanish speaking skills.  Witnessing the natural beauty of the land has completely blown my …

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