Category Archives: South America

How I Did The Galapagos Islands On A Budget

“Aren’t they expensive!” exclaimed nearly everyone when I told them I was heading to the Galapagos Islands. And the reality was that yes they were, but being a resourceful and frugal backpacker, I was determined to do them on a budget. The Galapagos are world-famous and although there are 61 islands, there are only 13… Continue Reading…

7 Things To Do in Cuenca

According to retirement magazines, Cuenca is a top destination for expats. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the third largest city in Ecuador (after Guayacil and Quito) and has a population of less than 300,000 people. Cuenca is a stunning colonial city at a lower elevation than Quito with a year-round mild climate. Having lived… Continue Reading…