Wildlife lovers and would-be explorers will be fascinated by Ecuador. This compact country has an amazing diversity of landscapes, from the coast to the Andes and jungle. Escape the city to see monkeys, sloths and llamas in the wild!
My name is Gary Kesinger. I worked as a middle school teacher for nearly 20 years, traveling internationally nearly every summer. After tiring of the stress of modern life, my wife and I decided to start a new life in South America. I had been interested in the idea of breaking away from the rat race and retiring early for several years. After much research and discussion, we made an exploratory trip to Cotacachi, Ecuador during a week long break from school in 2008. We immediately fell in love with the idea of spending our days in this beautiful mountain town...