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 . . .
I'm moving... again. It seems that the only time I feel compelled to make these updates is when I'm changing my location. I recently moved (or... attempted to move) to Calgary. I was excited about it. I thought it would be a good decision. Things didn't quite work out, though I did get to spend . . .
Quick Stats: Mount Baldy Location: One hour away from Calgary, Alberta, in Kananaskis Country just outside Banff National Park. Elevation: 2193 metres Round-trip time: 4-6 hours Difficulty: Moderate (due to the crux, which is about 2/3rds of the way to the peak and is avoidable) Height gain: . . .
My days in Ecuador were pretty memorable. I climbed a mountain over 5000 metres high, did my first multi-pitch rock climb (and a 5.10 at that, something new for me), went snorkelling with sea turtles and did my own mini-tour of historic Cuenca. I visited ruins and drank at microbreweries and tried . . .
Before I committed to my current workaway position, I knew very little about the process. As a result, I ended up exchanging countless emails with my host before finally figuring out all the details. Not only is this tedious, but it can mean missed opportunities when dealing with popular hosts who . . .