A Canadian Family Traveling & Living Abroad (in Ecuador)

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How do I choose good travel insurance? This is a question we get asked all the time. Which provider is best? How can I get coverage as a resident of Ecuador? Who covers Ecuador? I should note that we are not experts in travel insurance. But I've learned a lot since moving to Ecuador, and ... [Read more]


Are you interested in earning a passive online income? Making a living, while living abroad, is a topic that many of our readers want to learn about. It is one of the most common questions that we get asked. In fact, one of our most-popular non-Cuenca posts is: How Do You Earn a Living Abroad? From ... [Read more]


There is no shortage of books on travel, language and making money. The problem is that many of them are speculative. Have the authors actually done it themselves? Do their methods actually work? The best way to learn is to learn from the people actually doing it. You'll get practical advice that works in the ... [Read more]


Last week, a reader wanted to know how we earn our living here. We are in a fairly unique situation compared to most expats - at least those in Cuenca. The majority of expats here are retired. They receive a monthly income from pensions or investments and don't worry too much about their income. When ... [Read more]


As a travelers and expats we get to see lots of great new things. Since moving to Ecuador, our photography has significantly improved - we've taken more than 15,000 photos since arriving two years ago. Sometimes we travel with our large dSLR cameras - other times just a simple point and shoot.  Really depends on ... [Read more]


This is part of our Expat Profile Series. Do you have a story? Share your Story here. We have one section for Expats and another for Travelers. The Expats: Franziska & Daniel Pedersen Blog: www.santuariohibiscus.com/news Twitter: @santuarioh Facebook: Santuario-Hibiscus Dan and I live in La Unión, Azuay, Ecuador (about 1 hour south of Cuenca). Dan ... [Read more]

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If you are bilingual then this one is for you. About.com has recently added a Spanish language channel to their über popular site. Currently they have about 30 Spanish topics live and will be adding significantly more throughout the year. The requirements are simple. You must be fluent in Spanish - because all the writing ... [Read more]


So you've probably heard of Elance. Who hasn't, right? The Elance community presents opportunities for travelers and expats (aka. the location-liberated worker). Simply move from employee to freelancer. In the news, Elance is often touted as a cost savings tool for large business. Cut the employee strings, only pay for tasks accomplished and avoid dreaded ... [Read more]

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I'm sure you've seen About.com before. It would be impossible not to have stumbled across it online. About.com is a top 15 website and they receive more than 60,000,000 visitors each month. If you are planning to move abroad, you should consider writing for About. They are very different - both in their compensation and ... [Read more]

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About Bryan & Dena Haines

We are a Canadian family of 3 living in Ecuador since 2009. We blog about life and travel in Ecuador. If this is your first visit, start here. Interested to work with us? Read more about Bryan & Dena

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