Truthfully, hiking the Inca Trail was never really on my radar... not until I was invited to the G Adventures' GX Summit in Peru this September. Well, since I'm always up for a challenge, I couldn't say no to the opportunity to add on the 4-day hike, and stretch out of my comfort zone. And the trip changed my life.
Costa Rica. My first international trip ENTIRELY ALONE, opened the floodgates to my new wave of solo travel.
Ecuador as a travel destination: Enough have come before to pave the way, but not enough that the people and the country are jaded, advantageous of or overrun by foreigners. Check out my Ecuador itinerary from Quito to Quilotoa to Cotopaxi to Cuenca to Guayaquil.