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InsideEcuador is our family blog about life and travel in Ecuador. We write about Ecuador travel, food, things to do, and expat life. You'll learn about real estate, transportation and culture.

Check out our 300+ posts (many including videos) and start planning your Ecuador move / trip today!

We also blog on Click Like This where you'll find concise photo tutorials that will help you take amazing shots. Bryan writes on BryanHaines, where he shares what we've learned about blogging and running an online business.

From the blog

family living abroad

In The Happy Expat Family I interviewed 16 expat families living all around the world. Something that stands out in each of the interviews is how each of the families benefited from the move. These are some of their comments. Enjoy! “I longed to follow an old dream of mine: to help women out of poverty. ... [Read more]


Are you planning on taking a scouting trip before you move? Have you traveled internationally? If not, there will be some new things to get used to. We went on a scouting trip to Margarita Island, Venezuela. It paid off. We decided not to move there. We learned a lot from that trip. The cost of living ... [Read more]


Flying with a dog wasn't as easy as we thought it would be. Especially because our dog was too large to fit in the cabin with us. We recently moved from Ecuador (South America) back to Canada with our dog and it took a huge amount of planning! There were a lot of details to figure ... [Read more]

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