South America

Explore Chile: Adventure Is Out There

Explore Chile: Adventure Is Out There

YAS! IT’S ADVENTURE TIME! I haven’t been this excited since my first solo trip to Europe. Today, Mauricio booked a combo excursion for us to go horseback riding and white water rafting. I’ve never done either one before and so thrilled to finally get that […]

Explore Chile: Cajon Del Maipo

Explore Chile: Cajon Del Maipo

Finally touched down in Santiago after a day of travel fiasco. My travel buddy, Patty and I scoured through the terminal to find an ATM to dispense Chilean Pesos. The arrival area was compact but still difficult to locate a working ATM. Luckily, Patty was […]

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Santiago, Chile

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Santiago, Chile

Three days is nearly not enough to spend in Santiago, Chile. There is just so much to see and do for adventure souls like me. I was planning a trip to Santiago the week of my birthday and I wanted to cross off a few […]

How to Pack for Ecuador

How to Pack for Ecuador

Ecuador is a fascinating country canvased with stunning picturesque landscapes, neighborly natives, and exotic cuisines. There is a phrase in Ecuador: All You Need is Ecuador. It’s true. Ecuador is surrounded by the Andes, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. As desired as Ecuador is, […]

Ecuador: Day 4 – Otavalo to Quito

Ecuador: Day 4 – Otavalo to Quito

This is our last day in Ecuador and we have a huge lineup. Let’s see what we can squeeze in today. Destinations: 1. Cascada De Peguche 1st stop, Cascada De Peguche, a waterfall within the bustling city of Otavalo. The drive from our hotel to […]

Ecuador: Day 3 – Amazon to Otavalo

Ecuador: Day 3 – Amazon to Otavalo

After hours of traveling, driving, and days of waking up early, we decided to take it easy on day 3. On the schedule: spa and street markets. Destinations: 1. Termas de Papallacta Termas de Papallacta is the famous thermal spa in Ecuador. The spa is […]

Ecuador: Day 2 – Banos to the Amazon

Ecuador: Day 2 – Banos to the Amazon

Luis is already waiting for us when we sat down for a quick bit to eat before we voyage on to our next adventure. On the menu today: fresh fruits, warm rolls, and huevo (eggs) cooked to our preference. The weather now is overcasting but […]

Ecuador: Day 1 – Quilotoa Loop to Banos

Ecuador: Day 1 – Quilotoa Loop to Banos

Luis picked us up from our hotel around 8am to begin our journey through Ecuador. We took the back road through the Quilotoa Loop. The ride was rocky, filled with potholes. I wish i took one of those motion-sickness pills. Our first stop was in […]

Quick Guide to 4 Days in Ecuador

Quick Guide to 4 Days in Ecuador

Ecuador is a country where the Andes meets the Amazon, where the land straddles between two hemispheres. Ecuador has so much to offer: the beach, the wildlife, the mountains, and the jungles. I spent 4 full days in Ecuador mid-May, the end of their wet […]