Welcome to the blog!
Hi, I am Cristina travel writer and owner of Visit Ecuador and South America. I was born in Ecuador and got my first taste of travelling at a very young age, partly due to my family´s keen interest in history, nature and their love for travelling and meeting new people. I am keen on learning about other cultures, meeting new people from all walks of life, tasting different flavors and all that comes along with traveling.
In 2012, after visiting most of Ecuador and part of South America, mostly due to my family´s wanderlust and partly due to my work in Ecuador´s largest Tour Operator. I decided to start my own blog, all about South America. The perfect place to combine my experience in the travel Industry, love for my country and continent, with my studies in Marketing and Communications.
In 2017 committed to provide inspiration as insiders to our readers, we decided together with Verónica to create the Ebook Must-see and eat Ecuador and its Galápagos Islands
We are committed to supporting our fellow Ecuadorians in the province of Manabí, affected on April 16, 2016 by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8. We donate 10% of our sales to an NGO that works providing relief in the area.
If you are wondering what to eat and see in this megadiverse country located in the middle of the world order your Ebook here:
In 2016 the team grew and Veronica Cepeda from Ecuador joined until the end of 2018 as part of Visit Ecuador and South America!
Follow our trips, get information and tips regarding what to do, see, eat and more resources that will help you plan your memorable trip to South America.
In 2016 I wrote the Ebook Travel to South America highlighting Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Get your free copy of the guide, to find out about some of the best places to visit and additional tips that will help you plan a memorable trip in this vibrant continent
Don’t just dream it, make it happen. Plan your South America trip with a local!
CREDENTIALS – Degrees, Studies, Certifications:
Digital advertising, Inbound marketing optimization, Social media certifications – HubSpot Academy, April 2023
Community Management Specialist, Email Marketing Specialist & Search Marketing Specialist – DigitalMarketer, June 2018
Master in Hotel and Tourism Leadership – Universitetet i Stavanger – Stavanger, Norway (1 year out of 2)
Digital business models – Academy by Innovation Dock – Stavanger, Norway
Communications and Public Relations – Master´s Degree Programme – University of Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
Associate of Arts (AA), Sales and Marketing Operations – University San Francisco of Quito (USFQ) Quito, Ecuador
Bachelor Degree in Communication, minor in Advertising – University of the Americas (UDLA) – Quito, Ecuador
Certified tourist guide – English, Spanish and French – GuideCompaniet – Stavanger, Norway
Languages: I have finished all levels and speak fluently: Norwegian, English, French and Italian in addition to my mother tongue: Spanish.
The use of medicinal plants for the development of Wellness Tourism in Ecuador, Wellness Tourism Fair – UDLA (Universidad de las Americas), Ecuador. June 2019.
La viajera que promociona a Ecuador en su blog de turismo – Diario El Universo, Ecuador. July, 2017
“First Ecuadorian travel blogger in Scandinavia reveals travel secrets of Galapagos & South America” https://world.einnews.com, Julio 2017.
I have been honored to be part of choosing the top 24 Ecotourism Destinations for 2017!
The Top 24 Ecotourism Destinations for 2017, December, 2016
Awesome Eats Worldwide, Pretty Wild World, September, 2016
Writer Wednesday, The World As I See It by Lady of the Zoos, August, 2016
Metropolitan Touring (Ecuador’s largest Tour operator) – www.metropolitan-touring.com
Commitment magazine, issued Feb 2007
Corporate Calendar 2007
Chiva Express Handbook, issue 2007
Flyer for German Market, 2007
Pre-Tour TravelMart LatinAmerica, Quito-Ecuador, 2008
Web 2.0 / video production: Video: Tulipe, Ancient Culture
Region Stavanger, the official Destination Marketing Company promoting the Stavanger Region in Norway. www.regionstavanger.com – Image bank ->Click here for a preview
Visit Norway – www.visitnorway.com – Click here for a preview.
Consumer to Consumer – Word of Mouth marketing example
Criterios Magazine, Ecuador Issued 2007
Business image – Design and photography, Link Creativo 2001
Living in Sandnes, Life in Norway, October 30th, 2015
Latin American dancing in stavanger, Life in Norway, Sep 13th, 2015
Volunteering is to Norway as dancing is to Latin America, Life in Norway, June 15th, 2015
Cook and socialise in Stavanger, Life in Norway, May 10th, 2015
Eat and meet in Stavanger, Life in Norway, April 15th, 2015
Funny Expressions and Idioms in Norwegian, Life in Norway, February 15th, 2015
Tackling Assumptions about Norway, Life in Norway, January 1st, 2014
Adopting new habits in Norway, Life in Norway, November 6th, 2014
The Challenge of Learning Norwegian, lifeinnorway.net October 3rd, 2014
From South America to Stavanger, lifeinnorway.net August 16th, 2014
A Local’s Guide to Ecuador, by passportsandpamplemousse Feb 19, 2014.
Travel Bloggers Share Their Most Romantic Destinations for Valentine’s Day by
The Traveluster. Feb 2014
Active living, Norway by Inn Expats, Jan 2014
Top Reasons to Visit Ecuador by Living That, Sept 2013