How to Spend Four Days in the Amazon Rainforest

When Jessica first mentioned visiting the Amazon during our trip through South America, the hairs on my arms stood up. I immediately thought of all the creepy crawlies and vicious reptiles that were waiting there patiently to eat us. I grew up in a household that didn’t really do things like go on wildlife tours…

The Ultimate One Week Itinerary: Quito, Ecuador

While Ecuador was only meant to be the first quick stop to launch our six-month adventure exploring South America, it turned out to be so much more. Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was the first city we arrived to from Los Angeles. Quito is a massive city packed tightly into the Andes mountains. Its population…