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Hiking And Riding The Quilotoa Loop

Hannah Conduct | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Hannah Conduct

The bus bumped its way along the sole road ambling through tiny villages that seemed to literally cling to the side of the mountain. I felt far removed from The Gringo Trail. This part of the adventure was already making me question everything I had experienced in South America so far.

Quito's Strangest Museum Is Definitely Off the Beaten Path

Elyssa Pachico | Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel
Elyssa Pachico

For tourists who are visiting Ecuador and can't afford a trip to the Galapagos, the giant tortoise shell in Rodrigo Dueñas' recently opened science museum in downtown Quito is a good way to get close.

The New Face Of Ecuador's Old City

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Experiencing Quito is, in a word, a surprise; a revelation from start to finish. From its energetic, newly restored La Ronda district with its tiny, jewel-box arts and crafts shops, to its heart-stopping vistas from on high that rival the Amalfi Coast; from La Mariscal's non-stop party atmosphere to today's artisans and designers creating amazing works inspired by pre-Columbian times, Quito is quixotic, kaleidoscopic and, yes, surprising. It is, in fact, the quintessential travel experience we all seek.

WATCH: The Enchanted Galapagos Islands

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Sailors always knew these islands were different -- they were called Las Encantadas, the Enchanted Islands, the name by which Herman Melville knew them.

Middle Of The World Park Isn't

Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

A startling truth about Middle of the World, a theme park owned by the Ecuadorian government, has been exposed by a recent New York Times investigatio...

Language Learning In The Age Of The iPad

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

The ultimate travel accessory? More than a hardcase Tumi carry-on or sleek leather passport holder, it's an at-least elementary grasp of your destination's native tongue. From reading menus to asking directions, dealing with local transportation -- and not getting taken for a ride -- familiarizing yourself with the lingua franca might just be the singlemost important thing you can do to improve your travel experience.

Eating Guinea Pig In Ecuador

Pam Grout | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

The crux of my trip to Ecuador was connecting with someone who looks at life through a different lens. This time, that lens involved eating guinea pig.

Five Essential Sights in Historic Quito, Ecuador

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Dan Shapiro

Quito was eventually named Ecuador's capital after the country declared its independence in 1830 and the city's Historic Center, which features endless streets of 16th century Colonial and Baroque Spanish architecture, remains intact.

Prince Charles To Build On Darwin's Islands

Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel

Prince Charles will help guide the construction of 1,000 eco-friendly houses on the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz, long a destination for tourists e...