GringosAbroad Ecuador

Dena Haines

Love nature? Then Ecuador belongs at the top of your bucket list. In this post, we’ll cover all of Ecuador’s national parks, wildlife refuges, and ecological, biological, and geobotanical reserves. These 36 parks and reserves cover every part of the country and have something for everyone. This post is divided into five sections: national parks, [...]

Interested to learn more about spectacled caiman? These average sized caiman live across much of Latin America – from Mexico to Brazil and Peru. In this post, you’ll learn facts about spectacled caiman including their diet, habitat, habits, unique features, and more. Safety tip: While spectacled caiman aren’t especially dangerous to humans (more below), it’s [...]

Tropical penguins? Yes! In this post, you’ll learn 43 Galapagos penguin facts, including adaptations to keep cool, habits and habitats, when and where to see them, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos of this amazing warm water penguin. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a [...]

Red footed boobies are one of the most unique birds that you’ll find in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 red-footed booby facts about color morphs, three subspecies, unique features, range, size, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with [...]

We’ve all been there. Balancing our huge bag on the bathroom scale and trying to see the weight. Then frantically moving stuff between bags at the airport to meet their weight limits. In this post, you’ll learn how to weigh your luggage with these best luggage scales. They are light, accurate, and surprisingly inexpensive. Guide [...]

Curious to learn about these nocturnal seabirds with night vision? In this post, you’ll learn 28 facts about the swallow-tailed gull, found primarily in the Galapagos Islands. We include diet, size, mating, range, and how they manage to hunt at night. Plus, just what do their red eye rings mean? Let’s get started! Travel tip: If [...]

In this guide, you’ll learn 22 facts about the Galapagos hawk. They include diet, range, size, endangered status, mating habits and more. Curious about which islands the Galapagos hawks live on? And if they are hard to photograph? I cover all this and more, plus photos and up-close videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to [...]

So you’re heading out on your big trip and are concerned about theft? In this post, you’ll learn about the best anti-theft backpacks and locks that’ll reduce the odds of losing your gear to a pickpocket. We cover all the features, including slash proof, RFID, zipperless, hidden compartments and more. 21 Best Anti-Theft Backpacks and [...]

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