Exploring Quito: Ecuador’s Beautiful, Affordable Capital City

Exploring Quito: Ecuador’s Beautiful, Affordable Capital City

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September 20, 2019

Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, located just south of the equator. Quito has so much culture and history to offer. My husband, Brian, and I live in a different area of Ecuador, but recently had an opportunity to go house- (and cat-) siting there for a week. We took full advantage of being in the heart of the capital city and did a lot of exploring.

September 2019

September 2019

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September 9, 2019

The five-month whale-watching season on the Pacific coast of Ecuador runs from June through October every year. By the time these awe-inspiring animals reach my waterside wonderland, they have traveled 4,100 miles north from the frigid waters of Antarctica.

How to Spend a Romantic Night in Quito

How to Spend a Romantic Night in Quito

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August 16, 2019

After a month of searching for our future home in Ecuador, my wife Monica and I, were back where we had started, in Quito’s Centro Histórico. Knowing that we had to wake up at 3 a.m. for the shuttle to whisk us off to the airport—the first leg of many on our trip back to Seattle—I suggested that maybe we should just stay up, and out, and sleep on the plane.

July 2019

July 2019

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July 14, 2019

When I lived in Florida, I used to joke that my truck had more dates than me. I am not a professional mover, but by the time we sold our truck, I could have been—we had moved so many times. So, now, I'd do almost anything to avoid it.