One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to study abroad for a semester in college. When I signed up to go, there was only one other Spanish major who planned to study abroad in Ecuador that same semester. I didn’t know her well at the time, but, when you travel the world with someone, you quickly become very close. Randi is now one of my dearest friends, and our adventures together in Ecuador were top-notch. Ecuador is a country full of adventurous opportunities. Randi and I swam with sea-lions, penguins, and sharks in the Galapagos Islands, experienced the joys of staying on a yacht for 5 days, went white-water-rafting in the jungle, zip-lined over the canopy of the rain forest, hiked one of the world’s tallest mountains, got lost on numerous occasions, ate some interesting food, developed our Spanish-speaking skills, and made some incredible memories along the way. Three months in Ecuador is way more than a typical vacation, but anyone can travel to Ecuador with their best friend for even a week or two and have the most amazing time! Here are some pictures that highlight just a few of my favorite moments, and I hope they inspire you to take an adventure in Ecuador with your bestie:
Awesome Day Trips
It’s the Little, Everyday Things Too
Tomando un Cafecito con mi Mejor Amiga. <3
Randi, thank you for living life to the fullest with me in Ecuador. Readers, I hope you enjoyed these snapshots of once-in-a-lifetime moments my best friend and I experienced together.
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Welcome to Learn-Grow-Teach-Go! I’m Rachel. Join me as I explore what it means to be a life-long learner and begin to live out a more full, balanced, and simplistic lifestyle. I am currently a high school English teacher, and I enjoy traveling the world and adventuring in my spare time. Whether you’re looking for advice on living minimally and simplistically, teaching ideas and lessons, or travel tips and trips, you’ve found the right place. Glad to have you here!