Encountering Ancient Cultures on Trips

Interacting with locals is essential to truly experiencing any destination.  And most people realize that, I think.  Especially those within the adventure travel sphere. However, beyond simply interacting, it is also just as important to respect local traditions and knowledge. That, too, may seem common sense. Yet, it can be rather surprising how many people still take this point for granted …

Slow Motion Whitewater Rafting Down the Jatunyacu River in Ecaudor

Allowing ourselves to live in the present moment is a keystone success indicator of an active vacation. According to Melanie Rudd, we can achieve this by capturing moments of awe. Fortunately, adventure travel in Ecuador is about as awe inspiring as it gets. To illustrate this, take a gander at this slow motion video of a recent trip down the …

Lonely Planet Names Turkey and Ecuador Among Best 2013 Countries

The world’s largest travel guide book and digital media publisher, Lonely Planet, has unveiled their top 10 countries for 2013 travel – and what a great list it is! Noteworthy destinations include Sri Lanka for value, South Korea for events, and Dominican Republic as the ‘Next Big Thing.’ Also named are two favourites of ours, Ecuador and Turkey. Having led …

Is Ecuador the Most Adventurous Destination in South America?

Which is the most adventurous country in South America? This is one of those questions that simply doesn’t have an answer. It really depends on your definition of “adventurous.” But if it were put to a poll, there is a strong possibility that Ecuador would top the list. Why you ask? I say this because, being a country with many …

South and Central America Was Made For Adventure Travel – Part 2

Yesterday’s post briefly covered aspects that make Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Peru unique adventure heavens. Today we’ll continue this theme by diving into six more South and Central American destinations. Chile Chile combines a picture-perfect climate with assorted terrain. Sapphire-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes, sandy beaches, snow-capped volcanoes, broad river valleys and precipitous headlands make for seemingly limitless combinations …