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THE INCREDIBLE THERMAL BATHS OF BANOS ECUADOR

Banos Ecuador is most famous for its volcanic thermal baths. Banos actually means baths, not bathrooms in Spanish. The waters in Banos range in temperature from 64 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.  While many people go to Banos for their beautiful waterfalls and to partake in some adventure sports, ending the day with a soak is [...]

2017-05-01T10:15:18+00:00 By |

BAÑOS THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF ECUADOR

Baños, Ecuador, located in the central Andes, is an outdoor adventurist dream. Situated in an area filled with waterfalls and hot springs, Baños is a popular destination for travelers from around the globe. What makes this location so popular with outdoor enthusiasts is the year-round temperate weather. In Baños you can go; rafting, zip lining, [...]

2017-04-17T10:39:18+00:00 By |

LA CASA VERDE, ECO FRIENDLY COMFORT, BANOS EC

  La Casa Verde Eco Guest House is located in 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 city center? [...]

2017-04-15T13:51:41+00:00 By |

VILCABAMBA-DISCOVER THE VALLEY OF LONGEVITY

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 have conducted studies that have [...]

2017-04-06T08:51:21+00:00 By |

HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL FILMING IN CUENCA

Day one of House Hunters International filming is here. HHI always starts with the couple arriving at a hotel. We needed to look as if we just checked in. Our first day began at Mansion Alcazar, a restored colonial Mansion, converted into a luxurious boutique hotel. We did have the option of staying there, but [...]

2017-03-31T09:46:00+00:00 By |

LA LOBERIA & LA CHOCOLATERA – SEA WOLVES IN SALINAS

La Loberia & La Chocolatera were two wonders to see when we finally decided to take a trip to an Ecuador beach.  Living inland for a year, we finally decided we wanted to experience the beach.  We had friends here from the states and our time was limited, so we drove over to the closest [...]

2017-02-24T13:20:54+00:00 By |

LAKE TITICACA AND ITS MARVELOUS FLOATING ISLANDS

Lake Titicaca is much more than the world’s highest navigable body of water. Do you dream of visiting a place where people live entirely different from the way you do?  Lake Titicaca is one of those locations. We took the day long “Fast Boat” Edgar tour of Lake Titicaca.   The advantage of a faster [...]

2017-01-16T15:06:11+00:00 By |

MACHU PICCHU-A BREATHTAKING LOST CITY FOUND

Machu Picchu was on our travel bucket list and this year we finally made it there.  Hidden for centuries, it is incredible; you have to add it to your list of must see places.  Machu Picchu is now South America’s biggest attraction.  The Spanish conquistadors tried but were unable to find this sprawling ancient Incan [...]

2017-02-25T13:53:35+00:00 By |

THE TUK TUK, GET AROUND QUICK CHEAP AND EASY

Have you ever ridden in a tuk tuk (pronounced, “took took”)?  A tuk tuk is a motorized, sputtering, three-wheeled taxi.  I have been fascinated with tuk tuks since we traveled to Guatemala and rode around in one of these several times a day.  They are typically cheaper than a conventional taxi, but the ride is [...]

2016-12-06T07:15:25+00:00 By |

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