South America


Last updated: 07/18/17Most people who travel in South America will overland their way from one country to the next. While I was in Ecuador, I decided I wanted to go to Colombia next, since both countries are next to each other. It turns out there are several steps required to complete this long journey from Quito to Bogota. Step 1: Go to the Quito Bus Terminal From your accommodation in Ecuador, take a taxi to the bus terminal in...

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Last updated: 07/12/17There is nothing worse than feeling disappointed when you discover what you saw online is not the same in real life. No, I’m not talking online dating. I’m talking about going to Salar de Uyuni only to find out there is no mirror effect! The Mirror Effect at the Salt Flats Happens Only in the Rainy Season Why does this happen? In order to see the famous mirror effect in the Bolivian Salt Flats, a thin layer of...

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Last updated: 05/23/17Ecuador Purelife is a company based in Quito, that specializes in providing fun yet educational programs customized to suit the needs of all clients. A huge chunk of our tour involves trekking various landscapes that Ecuador had to offer. Each destination had its own share of challenges, and wonder. We were grateful for the opportunity to experience all of it. Cotopaxi National Park After a brief introduction to...

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Last updated: 05/23/17The Galapagos Island is probably the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Ecuador. But what if I told you there are plenty of other fun, and exciting activities you can do in this beautiful country? Here are 3 major Amazon adventure activities that individuals of any level of expertise can enjoy: Mountain Biking in Llanganates National Park Expect to be surrounded by lush greenery and an amazing...

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Last updated: 05/23/17When people think of Ecuador, they automatically think: Swing at the End of the World! Which is great because it is named one of the must-do activities before you die and is in most people’s travel bucket list. But, did you know Ecuador is also full of adventure activities that is sure to give you that heart pumping adrenaline rush? Well it is! Here are the 10 big adventures you simply can’t miss while travelling...

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Last updated: 05/23/17This April, Karen and I joined a 7 day multisport tour led by Ecuador Purelife, a company based in Quito that specializes in adventure travel. On day 5 of our 7 day multisport adventure tour, we were scheduled to paddle the wild waves of Jatunyacu River– a river that intersects with the mighty Amazon. As a non-swimmer, and someone who is terrified of water, Karen has been dreading this day and was...

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