My gift guide series has hopefully inspired you for some ideas on what to get for friends, family and significant others this holiday, or maybe you even decided to pickup something for yourself. In this edition, backpacks to pick up for all types of traveling from city exploring to beach vacationing from brands such as Herschel Supply, Ben Minkoff, Stone + Cloth and Cotopaxi: Read the rest of this entry
The holiday shopping season is in full force this Thanksgiving Eve! My gift guide series have hopefully inspired you for some ideas on what to get for friends, family and significant others this holiday, or maybe you even decided to pickup something for yourself—which happens to me more often than not when I shop. For this set I partnered with Stanley and its Gift of Stanleyness campaign to share my gift ideas for travelers who like the outdoors and adventure: Read the rest of this entry
Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as 2013’s Best Destination, Ecuador offers the Andes mountain range, the Galápagos Islands, relaxing farmlands and large cities with more than just native shopping and restaurants. Among these cities is the capital Quito, which I recently had a chance to explore its diverse offerings and see how its history is preserved, but for the adventurer, you’ll want to go just outside of the city.
First a couple city musts. Filled to the brim with religious and artful history, and as it should be since the whole city is UNESCO World Heritage site, the historic center of town is where a first timer would want to start his or her visit. Here you’ll find colonial plazas, museums, monasteries, convents and churches, including the gold-studded Iglesia de la Compania (below).