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What’s in a Name?

When we talk to people about our blog site, we often get asked for the meaning behind our name, LivingTheQLife. It is actually pretty simple, our last name starts with the letter Q and when we first decided to start … Continue reading

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Cotopaxi Volcano near Quito, Ecuador

On a clear day, Cotopaxi is an ominous sight that can be seen looming in the distance outside of Quito. It is an active volcano that last erupted in August of 2015 and spewed ash and steam until January of … Continue reading

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Teleferico in Quito, Ecuador

If you want to get tremendous views of Quito, Ecuador, the Teleferico is definitely a great way to do it. The Teleferico is a cable car that takes you up the Pichincha volcano. Once the cable car drops you off, … Continue reading

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Laguna Quilotoa in Ecuador

Volcanoes are a common sight when you visit Ecuador and we decided to visit several of them during our visit. Although many of them are still active, Quilotoa hasn’t erupted for several hundred years. One if its last eruptions was … Continue reading

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Ecuador – Land of Biodiversity

Ecuador is a country made up of three distinct regions, each with their own opportunities to discover. There is the coastal region, which also includes the Galapagos Islands, the highlands with the Andes mountains and all of the volcanoes, and … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Ecuador

After a very busy trip to Ecuador, it is finally time for us to return to Colorado. Our time in Ecuador was everything that we had hoped for, from climbing volcanoes to canoeing in the Amazon. We saw so many … Continue reading

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Standing in the Middle of the World

We had another interesting and exhausting day in Ecuador. We rode a cable car above the city, hiked another volcano, and went to the equator (twice). The scenery and the people have been amazing and we are truly enjoying our … Continue reading

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We Enjoyed Our First Excursion in Ecuador

Today, we drove back into the Andes mountains, this time to visit one of the many volcanos that are Ecuador. It was great to see the beautiful scenery and get out of the city and into the countryside. We did … Continue reading

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Daily Post Photo Challenge – Spare

This week’s challenge was an interesting interpretation of the word spare. The definition they used was lean or sparse. As far as sparse landscapes, Iceland was a unique blend of awesome beauty and a sea of ice and snow. ¬† … Continue reading

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The Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Our last full day in Iceland was also one of our busiest and most rewarding. It started out a little stressful as we woke to a fresh five or six inches of snow on the roads and we had a … Continue reading

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