How’s the Spanish you ask?


Lets not talk about it. It so sad, actually it’s laziness! That’s what I’ll call it.  I said it out loud, just pointed the finger at myself.  Here’s why my spanish is still horribly wrong after driving through Mexico, Central and now South America, about six months. Here’s a scenario, other than saying to theContinue reading “How’s the Spanish you ask?”

This Ecuadorian Life


These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel and exploring Ecuador. From the Pacific coast, the Andes and down into the jungles of the Amazon, we’ve been smitten with this country. Cotopaxi and Chimborazo volcanoes, Banos volunteering, the Galapagos Islands, we’ve covered a lot of ground. It’s hard to say what’s been theContinue reading “This Ecuadorian Life”

Ecuador. Diverse, spectacular and awe inspiring.


I don’t want to bore you with a long story for now. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Of course I’ll follow up with a story you’ll not want to miss about our trek from the Amazon,  climbing Chimboroza and taking the “Nariz de Diablo” all in a few days. This Ecuadorian Life!

5 Things you need to know about “Ibarra Ecuador” guide books won’t tell you.


  In this post ( Saturday 25th ) see details below. I will discuss why Ibarra Ecuador makes a great base camp for Northern Ecuador. Many of which are not in guide books. Lets face it guide books always have the same old top ten! In this forum I will openly discuss, untouristy but uniqueContinue reading “5 Things you need to know about “Ibarra Ecuador” guide books won’t tell you.”

Crossing borders in 5 easy steps, Colombia to Ecuador.


Hola, Friends! We crossed our first land border in South America yesterday. As many of you know from our past postings about our experience with border crossings, it’s not a fond memory. However, practice makes perfect. So in order to ease our stress level crossing borders, we’ve come up with five easy steps to makeContinue reading “Crossing borders in 5 easy steps, Colombia to Ecuador.”

Medellin’s combat zone turns a corner.


As we walked around Comuna 13, we began to notice the playfulness and joy in the children we’d meet. Affected by heartbreaking accounts of violence and strife, especially in Comuna 13 it was a welcomed distraction.  However, in the last few years, it has transformed into a place of optimism becoming a livable, vibrant, andContinue reading “Medellin’s combat zone turns a corner.”

Guatape, a nice little surprise


Having only wanting to find a place to the park the trucks for the night, catch up on some sleep, and get up early the next morning to hike the stairs to the top of  The Rock, we stumbled upon Guatape. Wow, what a surprise! This small village amazed us with its beautiful and ornateContinue reading “Guatape, a nice little surprise”

A win for Panama, almost a loss for us!


By Scottt Woodhams Photos by Bernard Barbour   How serious are Central American countries about futbol (soccer)? Let me tell you! Last night Panama won their game, so at midnight, the President declared a national holiday today. That’s all fine and great, but that means everything closes, including the shipping ports! Guess what we wereContinue reading “A win for Panama, almost a loss for us!”