Archive for the ‘Ecuador’ Category

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore
By Taylor Dolven LG Correspondent If the Inca ruins, giant condors, and rare animals aren’t enough, the kind-hearted people and spicy seafood of Perú and Ecuador are worth making the trip. Recently, LG Correspondent Taylor Dolven spent two weeks traveling though these countries with her family at...
August 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Ecuador, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Dispatches from South America: Cuenca, Ecuador City Guide

Dispatches from South America: Cuenca, Ecuador City Guide
Lost Girl Leah Moushey just kicked off a seven month trip trekking around South America. Her first stop is Cuenca, Equador where she’s spending several weeks staying with a host family, taking classes, and throwing herself into the Spanish language and the Ecuadorian lifestyle. From bar and market...
July 19th, 2010 | Budget Travel, Central and South America, Ecuador, Food News | Read More

Caps for Sale: Topping It Off in Ecuador

Caps for Sale: Topping It Off in Ecuador
by Molly Fergus When I swung down to Peru and Ecuador to visit my college roommate, a current Peace Corps volunteer, I expected to rough it in her home base of Pampas, Peru, huff and puff my way around Machu Picchu (that altitude’s a killer), and frolic on some mitad del mundo beaches. I did...
July 30th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador, Lost Girls, Peru, Photography & Video, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions | Read More

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition
When Lost Girl Brittany Gotschall wrote to share some of the places that she’d already visited by her early 20s, we had to tip our caps. When it comes to the sheer number of passport stamps and miles traveled, she’s almost got the three original LGs beat! Since she’s she’s quite...
June 29th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, China, City Travel, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Europe, Food & Wine, Greece, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Ecuador: Sink or Swim in Baños

Lost in Ecuador: Sink or Swim in Baños
In Spanish, the word baños actually means “bathroom,” so I found it amusing that an entire town christened was such (but I promise to spare you attempts at potty humor in this post). My bf Jeff and I learned that the name actually refers to the thermal hot springs, or baths, that well...
March 18th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Ecuador, Food & Wine, Hostels, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Ecuador: Lava on the Rocks

Lost in Ecuador: Lava on the Rocks
Wiped out from the endless rain showers that had soaked us to the skin in Mindo, Jeff and I decided that we might have better luck with the weather in the town of Baños, home of the Tungurahua volcano. True, the big cone had blown its top just 8 days before our arrival in Ecuador (sending a smoldering...
March 17th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Ecuador, Hostels, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Beyond Cumbaya (The Country Retreat)

Lost with a Boyfriend: Beyond Cumbaya (The Country Retreat)
After sleeping off one hell of a long-haul travel hangover, Jeff and I stumbled downstairs to meet our hosts, Andrew and his Ecuadorian girlfriend Lau, for the day’s activity. When the pair had originally suggested a small barbeque at the family farm outside of Quito, I’d somehow presumed...
March 6th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Arriving in Quito

Lost with a Boyfriend: Arriving in Quito
After we waited at the carousel in the Quito Airport for nearly a half hour and not spotting out bags, Jeff and I were convinced the airline had lost our luggage. Eventually we spotted them, our two sad little suitcases sitting all alone (just waiting to be snatched) at another carousel several feet...
February 29th, 2008 | City Travel, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador, Food & Wine | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Ecuador or Bust!

Lost with a Boyfriend: Ecuador or Bust!
LG’s Law of Travel #483: The better prepared you attempt to be for your journey, the more egregiously your best-laid plans will veer off course. Jen, Holly and I pretty much relied on dumb luck, and the occasional kindness of embassy officials,to get us from point A to B during our year around...
February 28th, 2008 | Air, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador, Leaving & Coming Home | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador
I have a confession to make about the marathon journey Jen, Hol and I took around the planet last year. By the time we’d had reached the end of the trip (and I’d completed an extra month of exploring Australia on my own), my enthusiasm for backpacking had fizzled to the point of almost total...
February 27th, 2008 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Couples Travel, Ecuador | Read More