Using Maps and Technology for Traveling

Using Maps and Technology for Traveling

Over the last few days I’ve had several people ask me how to do this or that with online maps (and offline). A sense of urgency struck me today when I came across a Canadian couple who were lost under my favorite bridge.  They were carrying around the oh-so-worshiped Lonely Planet Travel Guide and trying… Continue Reading

Unique Trip Planning; start YOUR vacation now!

Unique Trip Planning; start YOUR vacation now!

Trip Planning With Photos My number one go-to while trip planning is Pinterest.   While there are plenty of photo websites out there, I like Pinterest because I can build a board of the place I plan to visit next and really dive into it.  You can create a board of places you want to… Continue Reading

The Small Town of Jardin Colombia

The Small Town of Jardin Colombia

Despite choosing to live in Medellín for the moment, the real charm of Colombia is it’s Pueblos (towns).  Guatape is usually recognized as a favorite around here.  While Guatape is wonderful, my favorite so far has been Jardin. Jardin is a relaxing, peaceful town about a three or four hour bus ride from Medellín.  While… Continue Reading

Quito Ecuador

Quito Ecuador

So I’ve really been procrastinating writing about Quito.  I wanted to make sure I put my thoughts into exactly the right words.  The city was recently listed as number 16 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in South America. So what are the right words to say about Quito? Stay Away From Quito!!! At least that’s… Continue Reading

Banos, Ecuador; my favorite stop

Banos, Ecuador; my favorite stop

Reaching Banos Ecuador Needless to say, I was a bit worn out after my speed trip through Guayaquil.  I was really looking forward to these rumored natural hot springs and breathtaking views.  But my trip to Banos was not off to the cleanest start.  About two hours into my trip, I was posting to my… Continue Reading