When we bought direct tickets from Cali, Colombia to Quito, Ecuador we thought we were choosing the convenient route. Don’t make the same mistake we did.
On our three week road trip through Ecuador, we experimented with an older style of travel: foregoing advanced booking and making it up as we went.
A routine police checkpoint turns into a tense standoff when the police give us a choice: pay a $900 bribe or go to prison.
This is a daily journal of our second week on the road. Our family spent three weeks driving around Ecuador in a rental car.
On the first week of our 3-week road trip around Ecuador, we give the day by day highlights as we descend from the Andes into the jungle.
An friend from work who grew up in Ecuador emailed me his tips for the perfect road trip. They were so good, I decided to share.