Izhcayluma Hostería: Paradise in Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Izhcayluma Hostería: Paradise in Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Note: This is not a sponsored post–purely my review of a resort I really enjoyed visiting! One of the reasons tourists and expats alike flock to Ecuador is the opportunity to enjoy a more luxurious lifestyle for less. Whether you’re […]

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Booklover Series: Visiting Green Gables

Booklover Series: Visiting Green Gables

“Booklover” is a series on my blog that covers literary-related travel destinations and destination-related reading lists! There are probably a lot of us out there who, like me, read “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery when we were […]

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Mitad del Mundo: Visiting the Equator in Ecuador

Mitad del Mundo: Visiting the Equator in Ecuador

Ecuador is a traveler’s paradise. In this relatively small country (it has about the same area as the state of Nevada in the US), travelers can take Amazon jungle tours, scuba dive in the Galapagos Islands, learn to surf on […]

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Booklover Series: National Park Week

Booklover Series: National Park Week

Happy National Park Week! I’ve decided to start a new series here on the blog called “Booklover.” In addition to having read a whole bunch of travel-related books and literature, I’ve also visited a lot of literary-related sites in person […]

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Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Exploring Badlands National Park, South Dakota

It’s National Park Week in the United States this week (April 16-24) and even though I’m not there to take advantage of the free admission, I’d love to share with you one of my favorite National Parks! When you think […]

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8 Ways to Stay Emotionally Centered While Traveling

8 Ways to Stay Emotionally Centered While Traveling

Traveling is an exhilarating, enriching experience, but it can also be incredibly draining, too! There were quite a few times on my recent long-term trips (my two-month road trip and my 3 1/2 months backpacking in South America) that I […]

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One Day in Cuenca, Ecuador

One Day in Cuenca, Ecuador

There’s a reason Cuenca, Ecuador is chock-full of American ex-pats: it was easily my favorite city I’ve visited in South America. I fell in love with the city at first sight and ended up spending two weeks there. If you’re […]

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Congratulations! It’s a Liebster!

Congratulations! It’s a Liebster!

My blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award! What is a Liebster Award, you ask? It’s an award given by travel bloggers to other travel bloggers to show support within the blogging community. Dakota Gypsy was nominated by JaMeka at […]

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How I Illegally Crossed the Border to Peru

How I Illegally Crossed the Border to Peru

Any long-term traveler has to be prepared for something to go wrong eventually, and luckily I’ve been traveling long enough now that I was able to roll with the punches. But in this case, man did the punches keep coming. […]

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9 Things to Do in Baños, Ecuador

9 Things to Do in Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa is an incredible little town in Ecuador that absolutely deserves several days of your backpacking itinerary. Here are 9 things to do in and around Baños! 1. Bike to El Pailon del Diablo Waterfall   There […]

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