Category Archives: ecuador

Monday Hangout: Cycling and Ciclovias in Ecuador, Nevada and South Africa

Our Monday hangouts are relaxed, global chats exploring the nerdy underbelly of ecotourism, responsible travel and the like. On May 11 we chatted about South Africa’s Indaba Conference and market-fit communities, artisans and enterprises followed by a review of road building … Continue reading

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Ecuador Month 2015

April 2015 is Ecuador Month on Planeta.com (Poster) We love Ecuador! Each day in April we are going to spotlight a place in Ecuador. Suggestions are welcome as we compile a list of online sites where with our favorite Ecuador … Continue reading

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Do you love Quito, too? = ¿Quieres Quito También?

Feliz cumpleaños. Happy Birthday, Quito! One of my favorite cities in the world, Quito, Ecuador is celebrating the anniversary of its founding today. My first visit coincided with this holiday, so it has special significance. To enjoy the satisfaction and … Continue reading

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Today’s Virtual Tour of Quito, Ecuador

Today we held a Quito Travel Hangout with Enrique Cabanilla @ecabanilla and Patricio Gaybor @pgaybor. The highlight was a virtual tour of Quito’s official city tourism portal, http://www.quito.com.ec I’ve long found this particular website to be at the vanguard of showcasing practical and timely travel info. That … Continue reading

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July 17 Inaugural Google+ Hangout: Travel in Parks and Protected Areas

On Wednesday, June 17 join us for a lively, unscripted conversation about travel in parks and protected areas around the world. Join the hangout on Google+. Starting time 9am CDT We’ll preview the 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia and ask: what can we expect from this … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Quito!

Happy birthday, Quito! Quito was established as the capital of Ecuador on December 6, 1534

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What does conscious travel look like in Quito?

Conscious travel and conscientious tourism, aka turismo consciente, are among our favorite buzzwords. Aspiration in tone, these terms are also practical stepping stones toward a positive future. Which leads us to a practical question: What does conscious travel look like … Continue reading

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bioregion

Years and years ago when Planeta.com was a hip and modern website (back in the ’90s), I feel into a conversation with Peter Berg of the Planet Drum Foundation. We shared an interest in the environmental well-being of the planet … Continue reading

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And Dream of Sheep

Little light shining, Little light will guide them to me. – Kate Bush   Black Sheep Inn, Ecuador For Sale: Black Sheep Inn

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quito

December 6 is the anniversary of the foundation of Quito (1534). Call for photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/quito2  

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