Cotopaxi Volcano: It’s Active!

The next morning we didn’t have time to whitewater raft, so we decided to climb the world’s second highest active volcano, Cotopaxi, to the 5000 meter (16,000 feet) mark. We were warned that it would be windy at the volcano, but it definitely was not stressed enough....

Erupting Volcano!

Believe it or not, later that night we watched a volcano erupt at night — spewing all sorts of fireworks high into the air and then throwing a large bright orange lava flow down the side of the mountain, something I never thought that I’d be able to experience. The...

Canopying through the Jungle!

Immediately following “canyoning,” we went “canopy zip-lining” through the jungle on six separate lines. I’d never zip-lined and I figured no place would be better to start than the jungle, and boy was I right. The views were unreal. Me, being the person I am and all,...

Canyoning in Baños

Following our unimaginable Galapagos journey, we took a four hour car from the Quito airport to Baños, Ecuador. As soon as we arrived I fell in love. Baños is known as the “adventure capital of South America,” and for the adrenaline junkie that I am, I quickly...