I Used My “Backyard Photography” to Snatch the Trip of a Lifetime

I Used My “Backyard Photography” to Snatch the Trip of a Lifetime

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June 10, 2018

My love of photography began at the age of eight, when my Dad gave me a Kodak Instamatic camera for Christmas. Together, we composed photographs in the backyard. He shot images of his roses and sunflowers, while I preferred taking action adventure shots: photos of my friends falling off the tire swing, splashing into the pond below, or my neighbors' daredevil bike and skateboarding stunts.

Zip Lining, River Rafting, and Thermal Baths in “The Gateway to the Amazon”

Zip Lining, River Rafting, and Thermal Baths in “The Gateway to the Amazon”

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May 25, 2018

Several years ago, my partner, Gary, and I gave up our business and took an early retirement. Basing ourselves in the beach town of Salinas, we started traveling throughout Ecuador and documenting our journey along the way...

This Small Town in Ecuador Has Changed How I Feel About Retirement

This Small Town in Ecuador Has Changed How I Feel About Retirement

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May 23, 2018

Eight years ago, I met a woman at a craft fair who regaled me with her plans to move her business to Ecuador. Intrigued, I researched Cuenca, Ecuador, planning a two-week trip with my ex-husband to see if retiring to a country outside the U.S. was feasible...

When You Live by the Sunny Shore in León…Life is a Beach

When You Live by the Sunny Shore in León…Life is a Beach

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May 20, 2018

“When we’re gazing out at the sunset over the Pacific from our Day Beach Resort here in Salinas Grandes, Nicaragua, about 12 miles from León, it’s hard to recall all the steps that brought us here. We just kept moving forward, step by step, until we arrived,” says Christian Rodrigue.