Keith

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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.

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, ECO FRIENDLY COMFORT, BANOS EC

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-DISCOVER THE VALLEY OF LONGEVITY

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 |

HUAYNA PICCHU – MOST DANGEROUS & DIFFICULT HIKE EVER

Huayna Picchu Not wanting to sound dramatic, but Huayna Picchu really is the most dangerous and difficult hike I’ve ever done. I have to say that I honestly didn’t know what to expect regarding the hike when we booked our trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. Often confused, the hike to Machu Picchu and the [...]

2017-08-07T17:51:16+00:00 By |

PAXIS BACKPACK, BOTTOM LINE ON WHY I MADE THE SWITCH

Paxis Backpack I just purchased a Paxis backpack for my trip to Peru with my last stop being Machu Picchu. I’ve never been a fan of backpacks for my travel because it’s difficult to grab things from it quickly.  My travel carry bag has always been a messenger type bag. Then I saw an advertisement for [...]

2017-08-08T09:39:04+00:00 By |

AMALFI, EXPERIENCE IN A BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE VILLA

Amalfi The Amalfi coast is a beautiful place to visit in Italy. There are so many cities to explore from both land and sea. Why not experience the Amalfi coast a little differently. Instead of renting a hotel like most people do, try renting a home or villa. Our homestay experience was so different than [...]

2017-08-08T11:04:44+00:00 By |

BEST AIR MATTRESS FOR THE BEST SLEEP WHEN TRAVELING

Best Air Mattress Having the best air mattress to get your best night sleep when traveling is possible. We travel a lot. One thing we used to always complain about was how uncomfortable the beds were, since we like a soft mattress. At home, we have one of those memory foam air adjustable beds at [...]

2017-08-08T11:53:41+00:00 By |

AMALFI COAST, AMAZING AFFORDABLE DAY ON A BOAT

If you're visiting the Amalfi Coast, then a day exploring the coastline and Capri by boat will give you a different perspective and less crowded way to see the sights. A boat trip is a perfect way to discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in one day. It’s also an excellent way to visit [...]

2017-08-08T21:07:46+00:00 By |

CHORDELEG ECUADOR, EXCLUSIVE SILVER SHOPPING AT ITS BEST

Chordeleg Our half day trip to Chordeleg to do some silver jewelry shopping with our 2 out of town female friends was well worth it. Everyone left with some great buys. If you haven't heard of Chordeleg, it's a city that's a little over an hour outside of Cuenca ($2 bus ride) with a population [...]

2017-08-10T06:47:14+00:00 By |