Jon Jared
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I am working for Lead-Adventures, Ecuador. We are a volunteer/travel company with trips to the Galapagos, jungle, and twenty five other destinations around Ecuador. I have also worked for a popular hostel and have resources and contacts throughout Ecuador for backpackers of all ages and budgets.
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Galapagos, Ecuador, jungle, coast
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Adventure Voluntourism to Ecuador

I've been writing about a volunteer/adventure travel trip to the Galapagos for a while as I think it is a great way to explore the islands from a different, more adventurous perspective.

If you search this site, you will find a few attempts to give it the attention I think it needs as… Continue

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

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We here in Quito and trying to keep in touch with all those people that we have met at The Secret Garden Hostel, Finn McCool's and Uncle Ho's in the Mariscal, and Lead-Adventures, Hostel Tiana, and The Surf Shak.. Working with those travelling around South America is great but it gets to be a drag when you don't here… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 2:30pm

A New friend with two hostels in the Andes, Last Minute Galapagos cruises, and more information than your average guidebook!

Through working at the Secret Garden Hostel in Quito I learned a lot about the people who make up the places and activities that Ecuador has to offer. The Galapagos is the bread winner for those who try and make a living while keeping a healthy perspective about the way they are living.…


Posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:30pm

"Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupation of men engaged in rash undertakings" --Cormac Mccarthy I recently met three people travelling from Columbia that came to Ecuador with a mission. To…

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"Notions of chance and fate are the preoccupation of men engaged in rash undertakings" --Cormac Mccarthy

I recently met three people travelling from Columbia that came to Ecuador with a mission. To buy a bus! After meeting them at the Secret Garden Hostal i was a little skeptical at first. They had just come from Columbia after working the season in Colorado as bartenders. They met the third in thier…


Posted on June 24, 2010 at 8:00pm

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