As an Ecuadorian, Jazmin grew up going to the beaches of Santa Elena, Ecuador. Santa Elena is a coastal province just north of Guayaquil, Jaz's hometown. Its main attractions are of its beaches, of course! It has so many different beaches to enjoy including Punta Carnero, Playa Rosada, Olón and the famous Montañita.
South America is known for its love and its show of passion. This is evident in every aspect of life ranging from food, to greetings, to dancing and more. Go explore this culturally and naturally rich place and find your own travel passions.
1. Buenos Aires
What is more romantic than some
The port city of Cartagena, Colombia was once the center of colonial Spanish rule. The historic walled city is still full of quaint squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. Get your walking shoes on and your smiles ready for some amazing photo opportunities. Bring along your bathing suit to
Colimes is a small town located 90km, or an hour and a half drive north of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Once a year the Guayacanes blossom, creating a beautiful sea of yellow flowers. The blossom takes place between the months of December and January, depending on the rainfall and lasts for only one week.
There is so many things to do and see in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. However, there are some times you just want to get out of the busy city for the day. Luckily, surrounding Quito are many attractions, perfect for a day adventure. Hop in your car and enjoy the
We drove to Puyo, Ecuador, the start of the Amazon Rainforest, seven hours from Guayaquil. Our visit to Puyo was just for the weekend, staying two nights and one day. We took a one day tour called Selva Hola Vida with Patricio of Native Jungle Tours.
He was honest with us and
The city of Cusco, nestled high in the Peruvian Andes, was once the capital of the Inca Empire, and is known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. If you plan on visiting any sites in the area, like Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail or Rainbow Mountain, you will need
We took a two days-one night tour to visit Machu Picchu. The tour included the bus from Cusco to Hidroeléctrica, lunch, dinner, a nice hostel room with a private bathroom, the guide at Machu Picchu, the tickets to the National Park and the ride back from Hidroeléctrica to Cusco.
The first day
Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a colorful sedimentary mountain with a peak of just over 5,000m (16,466 ft). Because of this, we recommend to at least aclimate for three days in Cusco, Peru before going on a day trip to Rainbow Mountain.
We were picked up at our hotel in Cusco at 3:30 am
Planning a trip to Machu Picchu can get overwhelming. You can hike, take a train or even trek for several days, making it easier to forget that you need to stay several days in Cusco to acclimate. In preparation for several days of hiking or after the hike it is