Discover the origins of Quito at Rumipamba park.

Rumipamba Park Parque Rumipamba Quito Ecuador

Discover the origins of Quito at Rumipamba park. Whether you are a history buff or want to do something different in Quito, this blog post is for you! Rumipamba park is located in the city and is easy to reach either by public transportation or by car. We want to share with you some of […]

Reasons to visit Polylepis Lodge and El Angel Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

Polylepis Lodge El Angel Ecological reserve Ecuador (14)

Reasons to visit Polylepis Lodge and El Angel Ecological Reserve in Ecuador Polylepis Lodge is located in a fascinating and unique ecosystem in El Angel Ecological Reserve. This had long been one of the top places on our bucket list in Ecuador! We want to share with you some of the highlights of this private […]

A day hiking at Santa Rita Eco-reserve

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A day hiking at Santa Rita Eco-reserve After a few months in isolation, we decided to find new places to explore, preferably in nature. As insiders, we are always looking for new and off-the-beaten-path places and tips to share with our readers. So this time we have chosen to visit Santa Rita Eco-reserve and share […]

Visiting Key West and a boat camping adventure

key west

Visiting Key West and a boat camping adventure Key West is one of those places you definitely should add to your bucket list, especially if you are in Florida for a week or longer. With Kjell Anders we normally fly to Fort Lauderdale, to visit my sister and brother-in-law and from there plan a short […]

Things to do in Mindo: Coffee Tour

Things to do in Mindo: Coffee Tour

Things to do in Mindo: Coffee Tour I remember being amazed by the amount of coffee Norwegians drank every day during the 7 years that we lived in Norway. After all, I was coming from a country that produces coffee in South America. What was not a surprise then was finding out that Norway is […]

Things to do in Mindo: Birdwatching

Things to do in Mindo: Birdwatching Mindo is a place that offers a wide range of activities to its visitors, from relaxation to an adrenaline rush in less than 2 hours you can get to this small town and enjoy a memorable getaway. During this blog post I want to highlight one of the top […]

Things to do in Mindo: Tubing

Things to do in Mindo: Tubing

Things to do in Mindo: Tubing Some days ago we published the blog post about a butterfly farm, one of the top things you can do when you are in Mindo. The fact is,  that we had been in isolation for over 5 months, and now some places are ready to operate during the pandemic, […]

Things to do in Mindo: Visit a butterfly farm

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Things to do in Mindo: Visit a butterfly farm After several months at home in isolation, and with many places complying with bio-security measures, I was feeling ready to go out and explore a bit more of my country. It was time to explore more of Mindo, a small town located 1 hour by car […]

Ecuadorian food: Caldo de Bolas de Verde

Ecuadorian food: Caldo de Bolas de Verde

  Ecuadorian food: Caldo de Bolas de Verde Today I want to share about this less known traditional soup from Ecuador. I am referring to Caldo de bolas de Verde. Caldo de bolas or sopa de bolas de verde is a traditional soup from the Coastal region in Ecuador. The ingredients are mainly found in […]

Ecuadorian food: Chicha (Saliva-Fermented Beverage)

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  Ecuadorian food: Chicha (Saliva-Fermented Beverage) Whether you have already heard about this traditional native Andean beverage from Ecuador or not, today´s blog post is about this chew-and-spit beverage from the Amazon Rainforest of the country. Chicha is one of the most well-known beverages in the country, and it is commonly made with corn or […]

Hotel Puerto Gaviota: connect with nature and soak up the equatorial sun

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Hotel Puerto Gaviota is the perfect place to connect with nature and bask in the equatorial sun in Ecuador. This past week we had an amazing experience at Hotel Puerto Gaviota in Tonsupa, one of the most sought after beaches in the Northern part of Ecuador. About Tonsupa beach Tonsupa beach is a beautiful golden sand […]

The stunning luxurious Hacienda la Cienega in the Andes of Ecuador

hacienda la cienega

The stunning luxurious Hacienda la Cienega in the Andes of Ecuador What can add more to the experience of being in the heart of the Andes and the avenue of the volcanos than spending the night in an old, luxurious hacienda from the 16th century? We loved spending the night in this historic hacienda and […]

Fun Places To Visit On Your Solo Trip

Fun places to visit during your solo trip

Fun Places To Visit On Your Solo Trip Guest post by Anila Scott   Planning a solo trip can be hectic even for a seasoned traveler, especially when it comes to choosing the right destination to visit and the right activities to take part in while there. But deciding to take a leap of faith […]

Top 10 Luxurious Things to Do in Dubai

Top 10 Luxurious Things to Do in Dubai Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world. Right from the most opulent hotels and resorts to the ultimate lavish experiences, Dubai has everything and can be rightfully called the epitome of luxury living. This also makes it one of the most expensive cities […]

A weekend of history and tradition at Hacienda Guachala, latitude 0, Ecuador

Hacienda Guachala

A weekend of history and tradition at Hacienda Guachala, latitude 0, Ecuador We decided to travel back in time to this 16th-century hacienda hotel near Quito, and discover some of the most remarkable moments in Ecuadorian history. That was a special week for us, as I had just turned 40 and we had our 10th […]