Tag archives for Ecuador

Being a “Digital Nomad” means that my office changes constantly. Some days I’m uploading from a hotel in China, at other times I work straight from my backpack up on the highest mountains. Wherever it is, though, I can always count on something thrilling happening right beyond my desk. For this past week in the…

When Darwin camped in Galápagos back in 1835, the young British traveler found it difficult to pitch a tent given the incredible number of iguanas and their burrows. Nowadays, there are fewer lizards crawling around the islands, but there are still colonies where the lava rock is literally blanketed in iguanas. Climbing so closely to…

My New Camera

Ladies and Gentlemen, for this next assignment, I will be breaking all of my own rules. Those of you who follow my travels regularly know that I a man of habit. For example, 1) I never divulge my destination or travel plans ahead of time, 2) I always work alone, and 3) I typically travel…

Andrew Evans always listens to his mom’s advice, but also realizes that sometimes life has a way of bringing wonderful strangers in to help you. We’re taught to fear all strangers from a very young age–after that, the propaganda never really stops. Pick up any guidebook to any country, or worse–read the U.S. State Department…

Traveler contributing editor Andrew Evans finds the “real” Equator in Ecuador. Attention all map nerds! I am one of you. That means I go nuts about imaginary lines on the Earth–especially the Equator. Flying over the Equator is both routine and uneventful while a ship that crosses the Equator normally calls for a big party…

When Andrew Evans crossed the border into Ecuador, he found religion on its many buses. For many people in the world, religion and travel go hand in hand. No matter what you believe in, when you’re on the road in a strange country you want to be safe and looked after by someone that speaks…