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Ask Me Anything: Blogging Edition thumbnail

Long ago, I made a vow to never blog about blogging. It’s not that I’m not obsessed with the topic — serious apologies are owed to any innocent bystanders when I get together with one of my blogging buddies and we start shooting off — it’s just that it’s not what Alex in Wanderland is all…

It’s Complicated: My Relationship with Quito thumbnail

Well, you can’t win ’em all. That’s what I told myself as we waved goodbye, and good riddance, to Quito. I had such high hopes for the high altitude Ecuadorian capital and its beautifully preserved colonial center! Hopes that were positively buoyant when we arrived at the Secret Garden Hostel and, gasping for breath after climbing…

Bringing in the New Year Baños Style thumbnail

New Year’s Eve is so hit or miss. You can’t just have an pretty good New Year’s Eve, can you? You’re either in your own personal sequel to The Hangover, sipping liquid silver and snorting pure gold in a stretch limo chartered by Kanye, or sobbing in the fetal position alone in a corner, confident in…

Finding the Essence of Ecuador thumbnail

So far, I feel like my Ecuador posts have been falling a bit flat, and I think that’s because ya’ll have been feeling the residual hangover of the little depression I was in while I was there. But that just makes me even more excited to begin writing about Baños — because here, this tiny highland town…

Getting Our Guayaquil On thumbnail

I’ve added another option to Tuesday’s giveaway (it’s to like my new Facebook page!) so head back and add a few more entries if you’re interested! Poor Guayaquil. The consensus we got from fellow travelers is that it was no more than a pitstop to change buses or hop flights to the Galapagos. As Ecuador’s second…

Welcome to my final Peru hostel roundup! I’ve reviewed accommodation from the big city, the jungle, and the highlands, and now I’m covering my favorite region — the coast. The hostels in this roundup are proof that you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy an oceanfront view or a swim up bar! Kokopelli Paracas…

Welcome to another Peru hostel roundup! Previously I’ve reviewed accommodation options in Iquitos, Lima, and Huacachina, and dedicated another edition entirely to Cusco. This week, I’m introducing my favorite Peruvian party hostel as well as the best hostel breakfast I had in the country. Wild Rovers in Arequipa I may not have been a fan of the…

WHOA THERE WAIT A SECOND! Phew. I thought you were about to click out of the page there for a minute, because I know from my recent reader survey that these roundups are pretty polarizing — some of you love ’em, some of you hate ’em. I tried to use your feedback to improve this roundup…

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