Ecuador

  • Episode Extra: Now THAT’S a Giant Amazon Cockroach (VIDEO)

    Episode Extra: Now THAT’S a Giant Amazon Cockroach (VIDEO)

    So we’re a couple of days into our stay at the beautiful Huaorani Ecolodge deep in the Amazon jungle of eastern Ecuador…. when we find an unexpected guest has decided to make itself at home in our bathroom. And what happens from there is… well… entertaining. Unless you’re a giant face-eating soul-sucking Amazon cockroach.

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  • VIDEO: A Thrilling Grand Finale to Our Galapagos Adventure

    VIDEO: A Thrilling Grand Finale to Our Galapagos Adventure

    So. It’s been one hell of a ride. As we wind up our first-ever experience in the Galapagos Islands, we can’t help but think back to what we were thinking and how were feeling before we arrived. And it’s impossible for us not to think back to those days and just smile and shake our heads.

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  • VIDEO: Snorkeling in the Galapagos with Penguins… and Sharks!

    VIDEO: Snorkeling in the Galapagos with Penguins… and Sharks!

    Every day here in the Galapagos is absolutely jam-packed with adventure! Unlike most any other cruise you might imagine (or might have gone on yourself) a cruise through the Galapagos – at least the cruise we chose through the islands – isn’t exactly a leisurely affair.

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  • VIDEO: Galapagos: Walking with Dinosaurs on Fernandina Island

    VIDEO: Galapagos: Walking with Dinosaurs on Fernandina Island

    At just under one million years old, Isla Fernandina is very much the baby of the Galapagos family. And like all babies, it is precious, it is beautiful, it is temperamental, and it is growing up – and growing in size – relatively quickly. And never have we been to a place that felt so much like stepping back into the time of the dinosaurs.

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  • VIDEO: Getting to the Galapagos: A Day of Madness and Magic

    VIDEO: Getting to the Galapagos: A Day of Madness and Magic

    Galapagos. The very word alone evokes images of a far-off, otherworldly place where fantastic creatures roam across strange, beautiful landscapes and swim in mysterious waters.
    Close your eyes for a second and think about it. Galapagos. You no doubt picture a world that might exist only on a movie screen or in the excited writings on the weathered pages of scientific journals.

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  • VIDEO: A Heartbreaking “Toxic Tour” in the Amazon Rainforest

    VIDEO: A Heartbreaking “Toxic Tour” in the Amazon Rainforest

    Though our time spent in the Amazon rain forest of eastern Ecuador was simply incredible – one of the most amazing, most fulfilling experiences of our lives – suffice it to say, it did not end on a happy note. Good thing is though, we knew going in that it would probably end that way.

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  • VIDEO: Our Visit to a Huaorani Community in Ecuador’s Amazon

    VIDEO: Our Visit to a Huaorani Community in Ecuador’s Amazon

    The Huaorani are an amazing people. Just amazing. They’ve lived in the deep forests of the Ecuadorian Amazon for hundreds of years and are widely considered some of the proudest, most fearsome peoples in all the Amazon basin. And from the day we began preparing…

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  • VIDEO: Our Rainforest Adventure in the Amazon of Ecuador

    VIDEO: Our Rainforest Adventure in the Amazon of Ecuador

    Since we were kids, most all of us have daydreamed about what it’d be like to go on a wild expedition into the Amazon jungle. Right? This week our Adventure Life journey through beautiful Ecuador continues, as we venture out from the relative safety and comfort…

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  • Where We Stayed: the Hotel Plaza Grande in Historic Central Quito

    Where We Stayed: the Hotel Plaza Grande in Historic Central Quito

    There is certainly no shortage of beautiful hotels from which to choose in lovely Quito, Ecuador. But we dare say few are in the same league as the swanky cool Hotel Plaza Grande in the city’s historic center…

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  • VIDEO: Our Crazy Day Traveling Into the Ecuadorian Amazon

    VIDEO: Our Crazy Day Traveling Into the Ecuadorian Amazon

    They say that “travel is as much about the journey as it is the destination,” and we can happily admit that’s never been more true than in our latest epic episode. Come along with us as we travel by van, by plane and by dugout canoe into the unspoiled wilds of the Ecuadorian Amazon…

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