Flying through the Mindo Canopy

Our favourite tourist attraction in Mindo was the Mindo Canopy Adventure. This is a series of 10 different ziplines - flying you across the treetops of the Cloud Forest. Over the 10 ziplines, you mostly ride "normale," but you also have a few different options for rides too 🙂 First, there is the "rapido" line... Continue Reading →

Getting Lost in the Cloud Forest

Welcome to Mindo ~ How can I even start to describe the wonder that is Mindo?  It's a sleepy, small town in the middle of the Cloud Forest in Ecuador with nothing left to be desired. It's likely to have at LEAST 1000 times more hummingbirds than people, and you can hear them & the... Continue Reading →

Hiking & Biking the Cotopaxi Volcano

Volcan Cotopaxi outside of Quito is the second highest volcano in Ecuador, and the highest active volcano! Cotopaxi is a female 🙂 and the translation of her name comes from Coto (meaning "neck") and Paxi (meaning "princess"). Apparently this princess has a bad temper, and whenever she gets "full," she explodes. Arnie & I had... Continue Reading →

Jem of Quito Old Town: Calle La Ronda

Calle La Ronda is a narrow, flower-adorned, colourful street in Quito's lovely old town. This was our favourite spot in the capital city of Ecuador - let me tell you why! La Ronda in the Sunshine: First of all, La Ronda is gorgeous. I can't decide which picture to show you because I love them... Continue Reading →

Views of Quito

Hey mom & dad (and the unlikely anyone else reading this)! Today we went after the best views in Quito. Mother nature decided to be super cloudy and misty today, but hey, we got some good views in the end when the sun decided to peek her head out from the clouds and shine her... Continue Reading →

Our South America Itinerary

A few friends & family have asked for our itinerary in South America, so here you are! You will notice that there is a big 6 week period that just says "Driving from the top of Chile to the bottom of Chile" -- this is our big chunk of spontaneity so I can't make any... Continue Reading →

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