About Keith

I'm an early retiree that now lives in Cuenca, Ecuador. I was an executive in Health Care Information Technology most of my career. My wife and I love to travel and have ventured all over the world. Now that we are retired, more adventures are on the horizon.

2017 Top 10 Ultimate Gadgets for the Traveler Gift Guide

We travel quite a bit and put all our travel gadgets in this gift guide to real-world tests. Usually, about 1/3 of them get replaced along the way because while they looked good in the ad, we find problems or challenges with using them in real life. Therefore our traveler gift guide contains tried and [...]

2017-11-14T13:40:15+00:00 By |

Rent a Lighthouse on a Private Island for a Unique Adventure

Rent a Lighthouse Have you ever thought to rent a lighthouse on a private island instead of the typical hotel? Well, you can do just that in beautiful Maine. On our Maine adventure, we were fortunate enough to get a private tour of the Little River Lighthouse in Cutler Maine. Due to its private 15-acre [...]

2017-11-20T12:19:58+00:00 By |

The Best Prince Edward Island Attraction – Fun with Falcons

When you think of a Prince Edward Island attraction, I bet you never thought of Falconry. But Falconry is alive and well at Island Falconry Services. Working with the birds was by far one of the best things we did during our time in PEI. Learning about these magnificent creatures as well as handling them [...]

2017-10-05T10:35:27+00:00 By |

Best Travel Daypack – Lightweight & Safe With Pacsafe

Best Travel Daypack I found one of the best travel daypack that is not only lightweight but secure. I'll admit, I'm sort of a bag guy. I like good quality bags that have unique features that are really useful. My search for the best travel daypack was very specific. It had to be lightweight, pack [...]

2017-09-19T09:48:05+00:00 By |

Airport Layovers Have Never Been This Great

Dreaded Airport Layovers - Simple Solution I used to dread airport layovers. After all, who would like sitting in uncomfortable chairs, snacking on overpriced airport food while crowds of people move about? I never knew how simple a solution could be until I got access to the airport VIP lounges. Using the VIP lounges made [...]

2017-09-19T10:07:45+00:00 By |

Expats, What They All do When Leaving the US, Shop

Expats Shopping in the USA What do all expats do when returning from a US visit... they shop. There is always something a person living abroad wants that they can't get in their new country of residence. Most likely it's some electronics, a food specialty item or clothes. Clothes seem to be what I always [...]

2017-09-19T10:16:09+00:00 By |


La Casa Verde La Casa Verde Eco Guest House is in beautiful Banos, Ecuador. Is it important for you to stay somewhere that respects the environment?  Do you try to make the smallest "footprint" on this earth that you can? On vacation, do you like to be away from the hustle and bustle of the [...]

2017-08-02T12:47:42+00:00 By |


Vilcabamba, the Fountain of Youth Vilcabamba is a town in Ecuador where in the 1970’s it was discovered that people lived into their 130’s. Still today, these claims are under scrutiny as many researchers have studied the inhabitants and environment to determine if and how people live such long lives. Scientists from around the world [...]

2017-08-02T12:14:23+00:00 By |