ECUADOR – ILLEGAL RED WINE

I woke up to the screeching of an alarm and Julie jumping on my bed.  “It’s your birthday!  It’s your birthday!”  I rolled over in my small twin bed and pulled the blankets over my head. “Don’t remind me…”  I mumbled as I tried to ignore the fact that I was turning 30.  She continued…

ECUADOR – CHEERS TO THE BABY WIPES

During a visit to one of the markets, I was getting extremely frustrated at how dirty my hands were. My hands getting dirty while traveling has always been a struggle of mine. You see, I use my hands to propel myself, and while traveling, I’m propelling myself a lot more than a typical day in…

ECUADOR – A GUINEA PIG WITH TEETH

There was a fire in our room that night. After our grueling hike, more for Matt than anyone, through the rainforest, we all climbed back into the bus. Our small group had chosen the very back of the bus as there was an entire bench for us to occupy and we could spread our things…