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Concerned about safe water in South America? This post will help. In this article, you’ll learn how to choose the best portable water filter or purifier for your trip (including the 8 features to consider). And I shortlist the 7 best water filters for travel (and the best expat water purifier). The Best Portable Water [...]

Did you know that the Amazon jungle is home to giant black caimans? These apex predators can reach lengths of more than 14 feet and over 1000 lbs. In this post, you’ll learn 36 black caiman facts, including their habits, habitats, range, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Safety tip: While black caiman [...]

Are you looking for some amazing Ecuador desserts? Then you’re in the right place! Here are 16 of our favorite Ecuadorian desserts, including photos, videos, and step by step recipes. And if you weren’t looking for desserts, stay anyway because these are awesome… 16 Amazing Ecuador Desserts Ecuador is famous for its food, and dessert is [...]

Looking for the best binoculars for your trip? Here are the 9 best compact binoculars for hikers, birders, and adventurers. Our buying guide covers 10 factors to consider before you buy compact binoculars for your adventure. Choose the Best Binoculars for the Money Whether you are Amazon trekking or hiking the Galapagos, a pair of binoculars [...]

In this post, you’ll learn how to choose the best camera for travel – for activities like cruises, hiking, wildlife trekking, and snorkeling. You’ll learn about the 6 type of cameras for travel photography and 7 factors to consider when choosing. I also include photography tips, gear suggestions, and much more. Buyers Guide: Best Camera [...]

It’s no secret that the equatorial sun is harsh. In this guide, you’ll learn about the UV index in Ecuador and how to choose the best sun protection hats. We also answer commonly asked questions about sun protection. And we include our top picks for the best sun protection hats. How to Choose the Best [...]

Planning a trip to Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest? Here are 15 amazing blue morpho butterfly facts that you’ll want to know before your trip! Blue morpho butterflies are famous for the striking blue of their wings. In this post, you’ll learn what gives them that incredible color, where and how long they live, and what they [...]

What Other Expats Are Buying (Before Moving to Ecuador)


Easy Spanish Phrase Book NEW EDITION: Over 700 Phrases for Everyday Use (Dover Language Guides Spanish)
$3.50
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