Ecuador in November

Dear friends and fellow travellers, last year we were planning planning a custom Ecuador trip in November. Covid put that to bed and Ecuador has had a tough time (as…

Freedom… whatever that means

Shall we talk about slavery? I honestly did not know the term Juneteenth, but over the years I have begun to understand a little about the history of enslavement. However…

Hiding Covidly

A 17-point guide to the new game of Hiding Covidly This is a historic game. You are a virus. Survive. This game requires stealth, evolution, politics, inequality and indifference. Good…

I May Cry For You … Argentina

Central Buenos Aires – French Inspired Architecture I have been on record a few times contemplating moving to Argentina. Despite its utterly ridiculous political history, the country is magnificent. Subtropical…

What’s Happening in Chile

Chile is under a state of emergency A 30 pesos (4 cent) rise in the price of a Metro (Subway) ticket has unleashed a level of anger few outside observers…

Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bananas, Heat & Urban Renewal – A New, New Destination

Guayaquil – Ecuador’s largest city is hot and humid. The sprawling city boasts a tropical, savanna climate. I have always visited during the first half of the year, when afternoon…

Ecuador & Galapagos – a Tour!

Make sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of the page! Ecuador Lunch at 3100 meters, before flying to sea level the following day Straddling the equator,…

Chile in February – Summer in the South 

Just to clarify – that is the Chilean flag, not Texan! February is high summer in Chile. Our planet’s longest, thinnest country is incredible. The entire west is defined by…

Venezuela and False Political Narratives – Updated

Yesterday I sat on a street corner in Cuenca, Ecuador and talked with Cesar from Maracaibo, Venezuela. He was sitting with his 5 year old daughter. His wife had gone…

Touring Colombia; Service, Scenery, Escobar & the Beauty of Peace!

After several work and personal trips to Colombia, this was the first time I developed a tour to actually take a group myself- it turned out to be one of…

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