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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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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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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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3 Days in San Gil, Colombia

3 Days in San Gil, Colombia

The tiny town of San Gil, Colombia, is known as the “adventure capital of Colombia,” and my time there definitely lived up to the name. There are activities to suit every level of adventurer, including: bungee jumping, paragliding, adventure caving, […]

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Practical Advice for Backpacking in Bogotá

Practical Advice for Backpacking in Bogotá

I think more and more people are beginning to visit Colombia, but the capital city of Bogotá doesn’t yet seem like a tourist destination. I spent a whole day visiting what you’d normally consider ‘tourist’ areas: the downtown plaza, the historical […]

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