Category : Ecuador

World Trip Leg #1 Round-up: South America & Antarctica


    [travelmap-map height=400 maptype="terrain" first=2 last=64] FACTS Start Date: November 30, 2011 (Washington, D.C. to Bogota, Colombia) End Date: June 5, 2012 (Quito, Ecuador to Washington, D.C.) Duration: 187 days (6+ months) Total Spent: $24,467 * Average per person per day: $65.42 * Transportation Cost: $9,658 ** Transportation Duration: 608.5 Hours! (Over 25...

Exploring Ecuador


Our time in South America has come to an end.  After our incredible experience in the Galapagos Islands, we flew to Quito to spend our final week exploring more of Ecuador.  We soon learned that there is more to the country than just Blue-Footed Boobies. Baños Yes, "Baños" means bathrooms in Spanish.  But there's nothing stinky about this town.  Approximately 3 hours South of Quito, Baños...

Boobies, Hammerheads, and so much more!


Six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador lies an archipelago of islands that has captured my imagination since I was a child. I first learned about the Galapagos Islands and their unique wildlife in Science class. I've been wanting to go for as long as I can remember. Even with all this anticipation, the Galapagos still surpassed my expectations. We spent five days in the main town of Puerto Ayo...

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