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Travel in Ecuador - An elderly woman and her beloved dog in the Plaza San Francisco. Photo by Irene Middleman Thomas

Ecuador: Land of Endless Surprises

From exploring the rainforest to horseback riding in the Ecuadorian “wild west,” this tiny country offers many unexpected experiences.
Travel in the Galapagos Islands

Up Close and Personal: The Galapagos Islands

With so many rare species and unique-looking animals, the Galapagos Islands are like no other place on earth.

On the Trail of Tapestry: Ecuadorean Master Weaver

Go beyond the big market stalls to find the intricate designs of Otavalo’s renowned Jose Cotacachi.

From the Roof of the Devil’s Nose: Highland Ecuador by Train

Travel to Devil’s Nose on the roof of a train
Ecuador Hacienda

Andean Retreat: Hosteria Hacienda Pinsaquí

This elegantly restored manor home is more retreat than hotel. Lounge in the breeze and nosh on regional specialties.
Mita Del Mundo

Mitad del Mundo: Journey to the Center of the World

Before GPS, there were the French. Some 270 years ago, they came pretty close to finding Ecuador’s real equator.
Iguanas in Galapagos

Lounging in the Galapagos Islands

Kick back with some unusual locals at the Caleta Iguana Hotel on Isabela Island

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