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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 [...]

Planning a trip to the Galapagos? Here are 17 amazing Galapagos Islands animals to watch for on your next trip! This travelers guide to the animals of the Galapagos will whet your appetite for adventure. For me, one of the best things about visiting a new place is all the amazing animals I get to [...]

Santa Cruz Island is home to Tortuga Bay, one of the top attractions in the Galapagos Islands. It’s the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and seeing some amazing Galapagos wildlife. In this post, I’ll share 9 things to know before you visit. Learn more about the best Galapagos airport Tortuga Bay, Galapagos: 9 Things to Know [...]

So, what is Ecuador famous for? In this post you’ll find out what makes Ecuador famous – the people, places, and things that have put Ecuador on the map. What is Ecuador Famous For? The list of what makes Ecuador famous is filled with some pretty impressive things. Some you may have heard about, and [...]

While traveling through the Andes mountains, we’ve seen lots of wildlife. As I went through my photos, I found this falcon-like bird. Here’s what I learned about Ecuador’s curiquingue. In this post, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s curiquingue. What is a Curiquingue? The curiquingue is in the falcon family and resembles the vulture because of it’s [...]

Galapagos animals are different than any we’ve seen. Of course, some of them are huge and others have blue feet. But it’s more than that. They are bold and unafraid. Because the Galapagos Islands are protected, and the majority of them are part of the National Park, the animals don’t fear us. In this video, [...]

Poor Horse!

Cuenca Ecuador, Traveling Kids

This is a common sight out in the Ecuador countryside: a poor little horse, loaded down with sugar cane. The sugar cane is not dry, like we originally thought, it is actually the fresh-cut sugar cane. So that would be like you carrying a backpack as long as you, filled with full water jugs; and [...]

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