Ecuador

Tips and Articles in Ecuador

The newest addition to the Galapagos Island is almost as natural as the archipelago's inhabitants. The area's new airport itself is made up of 80 percent recycled material and hosts its own desalination system for providing water to the terminals....
Travelers who love nothing more than to put their toes in the sand will want to visit these four beaches in destinations from Florida to the Galápagos. Seaside Beach, Seaside, Florida Pastel wood-paneled houses border the dunes on pict...
When mystery writer Harlan Coben thinks family vacation, cruises always pop to mind. Coben has taken his four kids, ages 6 to 14, on cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, and elsewhere. It’s easy to see why a cruise vacation makes sense for him and ma...
By the time I arrived back in Quito, the raw egg a shaman had smashed over my head in her house in Peguche was hardening into an uneven spiky gel, and like some disoriented punk rocker, I walked the streets of the Ecuadoran capital, preparing my e...
Austin-Lehman Adventures: Yellowstone National Park Family The Details: This hiking, rafting, and horseback-riding trip begins at Old Faithful and continues to Yellowstone Lake and the Absaroka mountains. Accommodations include the historic Old...
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Wandering through the riotous, labyrinthine stalls of Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market has given you an appetite. For hours, you’ve been pressing between crowds of local women haggling over mangoes, melons, and rank-smelling durian fruit; karaoke-CD haw...
Trekking, Walking, and Biking Alpine Ascents Adrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that tackle the world’s tallest peaks, including less extreme itineraries such as a seven-day hike up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. 206/378-1927. T+L Trip...
The Trip The wild islands of the Galápagos continue to lure travelers 600 miles west of Ecuador, far into the Pacific Ocean. Where else can you watch a marine iguana dive for seaweed beneath a circling blue-footed booby, or size up short-feathere...
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Right about now, you’re checking out your kids’ school calendar and wondering how to transform their week of vacation into fun for the whole family. The good news is that there are a growing number of options. College kids may have made spring br...
The air is silent as doña bena Tun lowers a hen into a smoking pit dug out of the jungle floor in the Yucatán Peninsula. Her student, Noé Bernardo García, the chef at Esencia Estate—a beach resort on the coast—watches intently, wiping the sweat fr...
“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer “Scotland is such a magical place. Summer evenings are so long, my husband and I can play golf into...
See our slideshow of the Best Save-the-Earth Trips. At 3 a.m. on a moonless, steamy night, I trudged along a stretch of Caribbean coast, peering into the darkness. My sneakers sloshed with a mixture of wet sand and seawater; sand flies bit my ank...
It seemed a brilliant idea at the time: eighty-six my job and backpack around South America. Even better, I'd throw in my laptop so I could check my E-mail. America Online had it all sorted out, with local access numbers for nearly every country...