Why Dog-Friendly Pachijal Ecolodge Reserve in Mindo is Worth a Visit

The open air terrace at Walking along the reforested trails at Pachijal Ecolodge Reserve | Long Haul Trekkers

When planning my family visit to Ecuador this Christmas, I asked my trusty college roommate for advice. She had studied abroad there during our last semester of college and her program took her all over the country. “Mindo,” she said. “Don’t miss Mindo.” But we missed Mindo. One of the…

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Dog-Friendly Quito—Parks and Vegan Bites

For awhile, Dave and I were contemplating staying in Ecuador to rest and recharge after nearly two years of consistent travel on our bikes, debating between Cuenca and Quito. Not usually a large city fan, Quito appealed to me. We had a few friends we already knew in the city,…

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Go Pet Friendly Pet Blogger Challenge: 2016 in Review

Go Pet Friendly Pet Blogger Challenge: 2016 in Review | Long Haul Trekkers

  I came across the Go Pet Friendly Pet Blogger Challenge a few weeks ago and thought it would be fun to participate. This post shares our blog highlights from 2016, outlines our goals for 2017, and gives a bit more background information that will hopefully be interesting to both…

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Street Tails: Laura, Reza, & Pacha

Street Tails: Laura, Reza & Pacha | Long Haul Trekkers

Meet Laura, Reza & Pacha I met Laura Irwin, Reza Noori and their pooch, Pacha (which means Earth in the indigenous language, Quechua) of Fifty7 Degrees South on Instagram, and we quickly connected over two things: 1) We’re both cycle touring South America, and 2) Laura and Reza rescued an adorable puppy…

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