About Us


Hi, we’re Bryan & Dena Haines (GringosAbroad)

In 2009 we moved our family from Canada to Ecuador – and we’ve been here ever since. Learn more about our Ecuador adventures at insideEcuador and why we decided to move to Cuenca (sort of our back-story).

In April 2015 we moved back to Canada. Here’s why.

Bryan and Dena Haines GringosAbroad

Bryan, Dena, and Drew Haines (California Lighthouse, Aruba)

What is GringosAbroad?

Since November 2009, GringosAbroad has been sharing the best expat tips, tools and stories. Over the years our content gradually took on more and more Ecuador content. In August 2014, we moved all our Ecuador posts to their very own site (InsideEcuador). With this adjustment, we moved GringosAbroad back to it’s original focus: sharing the best tools, hacks, and places to live for expats and long term travelers.

We cover all the stuff that you need to know. Stuff like how to peel a mango, buy travel insurance, learn Spanish and take better travel photos. We also share expat experiences from gringos living around the world (places like Belize, Jordan, Singapore, Ecuador, and Costa Rica).

GringosAbroad is owned by Storyteller Media – a Canadian registered partnership. Want to work with us?

Connect with Bryan & Dena and GringosAbroad

Contact Info: Bryan & Dena Is there a topic, question or issue you want to share with us? You can send it to us here.

Connect with Bryan: Twitter | LinkedIn
Connect with Dena: Twitter | LinkedIn

Here are some of the things that we’ve been up to…

Dena Haines Galapagos

Haines Family, Galapagos

Bryan with Galapagos sea turtle



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  • Vera Curteman January 14, 2015, 9:24 pm

    Hello we are from Vail Colorado. My husband’s father lives in the Phiilipinies and is looking for medical attention and a new life in Equador. Has he been in contact with you? If so I would like to understand more about the country.



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About Bryan & Dena Haines

We are a Canadian family that lived in Ecuador (South America) from 2009 to 2015. We cover expat hacks, language learning, earning abroad, and product reviews. Read about the best gear, places to live, and cost of living. Interested to work with us? Read more about Bryan & Dena

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