Volunteering at Llullu Llama

What Did We Do? We kicked off our trip in Oaxaca, Mexico, going straight from our “real life” in California to Spanish School. In Puerto Escondido, we took an actual “vacation” after a full month of school and sightseeing. In Mexico City, we became tourists for the first time. We ran all over, checked out…

Hiking the Quilatoa Loop

What Is The Quilatoa Loop? The Quilotoa Loop is a hiking trail that ends at ‘Laguna Quilotoa.’ That doesn’t sound super exciting until I tell you that the Quilotoa Lagoon is inside a massive caldera- aka an exploded volcano! The caldera is 3 km wide, which is the perfect size. Its not so big that…

Six Month Update: February 2018

February was our most packed month yet. We started the month cruising in the tropical Galapagos and ended it watching the Winter Olympics in South Korea.  Countries visited: Ecuador, USA, South Korea Cities visited: Puerto Ayora, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seoul, Pyeongchang Hotels/Hostels/Home Rentals/Pensions stayed at: 7 Cruises taken: 1 Cruising on the Nemo! When…

Five Month Update: January 2018

This month was a big one because we decided to change our approach to travel a little bit. We decided to start following our excitement and planning our trip around the places we really wanted to see rather than going to the places we heard were fun but didn’t light us up. This strategy has…

Why we’re leaving South America early

We’re leaving South America early, or shall we say before we had been everywhere we planned to go. We planned to visit, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, but we’ve decided to put an end to our time here after Ecuador. Here are a few reasons why- We haven’t put in the time with…

Four Month Update: December 2017

After our hectic and adventurous November we turned back to our city routes in the beginning of the month then headed to the mountains to volunteer on the Quilotoa Loop for the holidays. Countries visited: Peru, Ecuador Cities: Lima, Quito, Isinlivi Airbnbs: 1 Workaways: 2 Volcanos kayaked in: 1 Hanging with Hipsters in Barranco After enjoying…