reviews

Travel Photography: Mastering Your SLR Camera’s Manual Mode

“Photography is a balance between technical understanding and creative control” – Kathleen Rugh For those looking to take their travel photography to the next level, it can be worth it to invest in an SLR camera – and learn how […]

Pelican ProGear Elite Laptop Backpack: Keeping Your Tech Gear Safe And Organized

For those who travel with electronics like laptops, netbooks and e-readers, it can be tedious trying to find the perfect piece of luggage to protect your gear. While backpacks often leave gear loose and vulnerable, cases and shoulder bags can […]

Going Back In Time On The Inca Trail In Peru

“…The highland road has to be seen to be believed, because the terrain is very rough and yet in Christiandom we have never seen such beautiful roads, and the whole length of the roads all the streams are crossed by […]

Colorado’s Most Surprising Dessert: The Scrap Cookie

While Colorado is home to many unique chocolate shops and bakeries, you usually know what you’re ordering. Even if you purchase something unusual, like wasabi ginger dark chocolate or goat cheese and crushed black pepper buttercream, the name will give you a […]

Day Trip From Quito, Ecuador: The Otavalo Market

After spending a day exploring the historic center of Quito, Ecuador, I decided to get out of town for a day and explore the smaller artisan villages nearby. Because I was so thrilled with my Cajas National Park Tour and […]

Hostel Review: La Casona de Mario, Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador, isn’t known for being the safest city in South America. However, it is a worthwhile stop due to it’s rich history, numerous adventure options, and day trips you’ll find here. If you want a comfortable homebase, I recommend staying […]

History, Culture, And The Middle Of The World In Quito, Ecuador

Quito is a big city in Ecuador with a rich history and unique location. It was actually the second city in the world to be designated a “Cultural World Heritage City”, which happened in 1978.  To help preserve this heritage, […]

Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge: Waterfront Luxury In The Galapagos Islands

If you’re making a trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, you’re going to want to treat yourself. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and in order to experience it properly, an equally beautiful accommodation is in order. […]

Hostel Review: Hostal Chimenea, Banos, Ecuador

Banos, a popular city on the backpacker circuit in Ecuador, is a worthwhile stop for any budget and adventure traveler. When choosing an accommodation, I highly recommend Hostal Chimenea, a clean and well-located guesthouse in the city.