Ecuador is one of the most diverse countries I've ever visited, all packed into an area of 283,560 square km. If you're looking for a varied trip with time spent in the mountains, the jungle, and on the beach, it's perhaps one of the best (and most budget-friendly) places you can get. You can . . .
UPDATE 04/11/2016: Thanks to Leany melly who let me know in the comments below that there is now a bus that takes you from Baños to Cuenca without requiring a bus change! Here's the info from the original comment: "It leaves at 8:45am from the bus terminal in banos (not sure on return journey- . . .
http://youtu.be/vRXmLhRPOBE The Quilotoa Loop is one of Ecuador's biggest attractions in the region near Quito. Quilotoa is the most Western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Today, everyone heads there to see the emerald crater lake—the laguna. The loop is a circuit that many travellers choose to . . .
Iceland's hip capital spreads a lot of opportunity over a vast area. Though it boasts a population of only around 120,000 (200,000 over the Capital Region), the growing tourism industry means plenty of visitors and lots to do. Making the most of your time in Iceland is the priority, and selecting . . .
Somewhere along the way, I became somewhat of a national park collector. That's not to say that I'm opposed to other parks: state, provincial, municipal. But, I know that national parks are a reliable bet for sampling the-best-of-the-best landscapes during short stopovers in particular areas. With . . .