Drama on the High Seas!

Isla de la Plata, Ecuador, known as "the poor man's Galapagos".Here I am, in Ecuador, on a volunteer dive trip, and it is drama a...more

Not All Entanglements End Happily

Not all Entanglements End Happily ...more

New Year's Eve in Quito Ecuador 2014

 We arrived to our retirement on May 15, 2014.  Ed and I were intrepid travelors and at 11 pm at Quito Airport we began the journey of our lives.  We re-started our relationship, rediscovered the excitement we had each time we were reassigned during my husband's military career and looked like something that the cat had drug in!...more

Did We Go To Ecuador?

No, not really. I know, I can assure you we were more disappointed than you. Let me start at the beginning....more

Find You Butterfly Effect: Manna Project International

Introducing Manna Project International:...more

Giveaway and Review: Through Gates of Splendor

I've been re-reading Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot along with my junior high English class, and TGOS is also the May selection for Julia's Heroes of the Faith Book Club at Dark Glass Ponderings. ...more

Galapagos Part 1 Begining Stages of Planning Continued

  If you are planning to choose a smaller vessel to cruise the Galapagos like a Catamaran you may want to consider bringing a few friends along due to the fact that the vessel is smaller and it may be much better to share the space with people you know. Since the group is smaller there will have much more time for excursions. Also by doing this you may get a better discount for everyone than the typical rack rate....more

Galapagos Part 1 Beginning Stages of Planning

Though I just returned from French Polynesia my head is already spinning on where I want to go for our next adventure. Hmmm for some reason I am just not ready to go to Europe yet, I love adventure I love animals and I love Culture and the beautiful blue ocean, later on in life when my body cant handle the adventure and third world countries I will travel overseas to Europe and eat, drink walk and look at stones but for right now I need to live and use my body while it can take harsh and wild environments and strange foods....more

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Quinoa Cheese Soup (Quinua de Queso)

This is one great soup to eat on a snowy cold day like today in New York. Keeps you all warm ^_^ . This is an Ecuadorian soup which has the typical ….Quinoa, cheese, annatto seeds and potato. Affordable, on hand ingredients, and simple to make. Quinoa is super healthy it’s a grain like crop  that is high in protein, calcium, and iron....more

Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe and the great pictures.more

Galapagos Expedition | Day 10

Cloudy skies and our last day arrived at the same time. This morning, the consensus of moods on the Daphne was gloomy. Thoughts of spending the day stuffed into airplanes, dealing with airlines, and crowded airports, was less than appealing. We boarded the panga, and waved farewell to the Daphne crew. ...more