GringosAbroad Ecuador

Resources & Gear

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 [...]

Traveling to South America? Here are 6 things to know before you buy travel medical insurance. This is a guest post by Bree Weidman of Atlas Travel Insurance.  How to Buy Travel Medical Insurance: 6 Things to Know Planning an international trip can be a challenge. From acquiring the mandatory travel documents to booking your [...]

If you’re learning Spanish, you’ve probably heard of Madrigal’s Magic Key To Spanish. It’s our readers favorite Spanish learning book. We’ve seen 600+ purchases just from mentioning this book in an overview post. The week we arrived in Ecuador, someone loaned us their copy because they said it was the best book to get us started. It’s the [...]

Travelers Rule #1: Don’t drink the water! Everyone knows about travelers’ diarrhea. It is one of the most common and most embarrassing travel-related illnesses. Between 30% to 70% of travelers are affected, depending on the destination and season. Bad water can cause even more serious problems than a couple days of diarrhea. Certain amoebas and [...]

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