You might remember that I mentioned we've been saving for a trip to Australia and New Zealand. I had hoped we'd make it in 2014 but it just too costly I've come to the realization that it's not happening. At this point, we only have enough to cover airfare. So, we began seeking alternative destinations, the short list included Amsterdam, Ecuador and Spain. I priced airfare to each and Ecuador is the most affordable. After a little research, we were sold.
Nothing is booked yet. We're still sorting out the logistics. I'd love to see the Galapagos Islands too, but airfare to the islands is pretty pricey. There is more than enough to occupy our time in Ecuador, though. We plan to visit the coastal towns, explore the Andes and the Amazon Rain Forest. It's really quite incredible all that can be found in this relatively small country. We cannot wait to explore Ecuador. It will be wild to see what life is like at latitude zero, to see Mount Chimborazo farthest point from the center of the Earth, and experience a full twelve hours of daylight every day.