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Travel Articles: Quito
Kevin's Galapagos Trip
Two weeks in Ecuador, including an 8-day cruise on the San Jose in the Galapagos, 3 nights of land-based explorations on the islands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal, and several days exploring the Highlands around Quito, Cotopaxi and Otavalo. Fulfilling my lovely partner's lifetime dream of seeing Darwin's inspiration!
Galapagos Through the Eyes of an Artist, 2
Cataloging my second voyage to the Galapagos Islands, with art, photography, wildlife facts and travel tips!
Adventure Life hosts The Adventure Geezer in the Galapagos
Adventure Life had the pleasure of hosting award-winning travel writer, Don Mankin, on his recent trip to the Galapagos. Don's blog, The Adventure Geezer, is an insightful reference for the active, mature traveler. Learn more about Don's impressive career history, his accolades, as well as his love of travel here.
This recent adventure in …
Galapagos Through the Eyes of an Artist
Galapagos: a playground for artists, photographers and people who just love wildlife! (Like me!) Explore with me...See the paintings I create inspired by this unique environment...Get good travel tips for the islands!
National Geographic Traveler Names Quito, Ecuador as Top Destination for 2013 Travel
We're not the only ones who think Quito is a great place to visit. National Geographic Traveler recognizes Quito, Ecuador as one of the select top-20 destinations to explore in 2013.
I agree; Quito is a stand-out city. Set in the shadow of the Andes, Quito offers rich history, local culture, captivating architecture and a thriving business …
Featured Holidays: Easter Festivals in Guatemala and Ecuador
Discover the energy of a local Latin America celebration over the Easter holiday. Providing an insider's look, these trips are designed coincide with Semana Santa and filled with spirituality, artistry and tradition. This year the Easter holiday lands on April 24th.
Guatemala Easter Festival
Antigua, Guatemala is home to the largest Easter …
And she's back!
Galapagos, October, 2015
I cannot describe to you how fortunate I feel, to be invited to explore more of these mysterious islands. And how strange and marvelous the circumstances! To be speaking to you again along these lines is truly a gift—a gift given all because I won a contest! Readers voted for me to win Adventure Life’s Blog …
A Day in Quito
Quito is one of my favorite cities to explore, with its meandering streets, friendly people, majestic churches, and Colonial architecture. Wandering the streets of Old Town shows the mix of cultures over the generations that has lead to today's modern Quito. A stroll down La Ronda shows the importance of the arts with galleries and musical …
“What time is it anyways?”
Jen and I spend just enough time outside to be able to know our norths and souths, easts and wests by the location of the sun, even at midday. And we have just enough experience to tell what time of day it is, based on the sun. At least in most places….
Hanging out directly at the Equator makes that more difficult. The north side of the …
JUNE 12 through JUNE 18
Some of us arrived in Quito a few days before going to the jungle. Quito is a beautiful city with some of the nicest people on earth. You are made to feel safe and very much at home. My first few days in Quito I spent with a friend. We visited Old Town where we visited the oldest Cathedral in the Americas. The workmanship is unbelievable. It …
We had one full day in Quito, Ecuador. We stayed at La Rabida Hostel, which doesn't mean the same thing as what you picture when you think 'hostel'! We had our own roomand a private bathroom. La Rabida doesn't have a great street presence, but nothing really does down the side streets of Quito. Lovely inside. Many of the rooms …
Day 2: To the Equator and Beyond!!
Yay!!! This was our first day in Quito! Our original plan was to do zip lining and bird watching all day. Our guide suggested that we stop by a museum that was located on the equator! O_O In a heartbeat, I said yes to this suggestion...then I asked how long it would take. Timing was not an issue that day, so we decided to go the Equator …
Day 1: Traveling to Ecuador
This is Justin! I am creating this blog to show everyone the adventures we had on the Amazon!! ^_^ Thanks to Adventure Life,we were fortunate to plan a trip to the Amazon Rainforest, which was located in eastern Ecuador! The main reason why wewere going to the Amazon was for the opportunity to go bird watching and see a variety …
Heading Down to Ecuador! - The Trip Begins
Today we start the long journey from Montana to Quito, Ecuador for our Galapagos Adventure. Our flight didn’t depart too early, 7:00 am, and we made it through airport security without issue. Our first layover in Denver flew by, and when we arrived in Houston we spent most of our time trying to exchange the $100 bills my husband, Ryan, …
Becoming a Tourist in Quito
Returning to mainland Ecuador after sailing in the Galapagos, I was amazed at the largeness of Quito. Due to the flight delay on our way to South America and the consequential re-arrangement of our tour, we had yet to view Ecuador’s capital city in the daylight until our trip was almost over. We bounded out of our hotel and into the …
Tips to Surviving In-Country
If you’re anything like myself, you have a ‘fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants’ type attitude. You might often overlook small details, which occasionally become important in the long-run, but you arrive at your destination nonetheless. The following are a series of tips to help you better function in your chosen destination.
Tips from One Traveler to Another
I have yet to meet a world traveller who has never faced the dreaded “D-word:” delayed. As an individual who has experienced my fair share of airline delays, I find it only appropriate to pass along some tried and true words of wisdom to help ease the pain of camping out in an airport.
**Pack a sandwich and some instant oatmeal. …
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