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Ecuador | History, Geography, Culture

<b>Alternative Titles:</b> República del Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador<p><b>Ecuador</b>, country of northwestern South America. Ecuador is one of the most …

Health care in Ecuador just got a whole lot easier

For more than three years, my wife, Rita, and I have lived in Ecuador without any form of Ecuadorian health insurance. When we first arrived, we …

Health Care

What to Pack for a Galápagos Trip

You’ll want comfortable shoes, a couple of swimsuits and, of course, plenty of sunscreen. But to really get the most out of your Galápagos trip, the editors at The Wirecutter, a product review website owned by The New York Times Company, recommend a few extras:<p>Snorkeling gear: Some tours provide …

Outdoors

One Big Reason Ecuador Draws U.S. Retirees

By Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher, InternationalLiving.com<p>Citizens of the U.S. have become used to long and divisive discussions about the national healthcare system. Huge questions loom over the country regarding the cost of healthcare and health insurance and—amazingly to us—even who should be …

Ecuador extremely concerned about new US immigration policies | AL DÍA News

The Ecuadorian foreign minister told EFE in an interview that her country is extremely concerned about the new immigration policies of the United …

Immigration

Old And New In Ecuador

Earthquakes, not hurricanes, are the chief natural-disaster worry along the Pacific coast near Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. A big one hit last …

South America

A Trip Through Ecuador’s Forests: From Hot Springs to Hummingbirds

Ecuador’s cloud forests—havens for hummingbirds—offer plenty of cushy perches, from lodges to hot springs, where birding buffs and other nature-lovers can happily hover<p>AS I STOOD on a trailhead in northern Ecuador, in the town of Baeza, the sky above me was implausibly blue. My backpack was weighed …

Forests

Swim Strong With These 9 Tips

<i>Nine best tips for training and racing smarter and faster.</i><p>Go in confident, come out happy. Yes, you can do it, even if the swim’s not your favorite …

One-Hour Workout: Best-Effort Bike Intervals

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i><p>This week’s bike workout comes from coach Andrew …

Sustainability

New To The Pool? Focus on These 3 Things

<i>New to the pool? These are the top three things to focus on as a beginning swimmer.</i>Jumping into the world of swimming is more than just getting over …

Swimming

One-Hour Workout: Descending 5K/10K Run Ladder

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s track workout comes from running coach</i> …

Marathons

3 Ways To Improve Your Swim Posture

<i>Key in on these focus points to get the most out of your stroke.</i><p>Growing up, you likely were told to stand up straight or not to slouch. That same …

Triathlon Swimming Advice For Every Level

Triathlon’s first discipline is often the scariest and the biggest barrier to entry. Take our advice—starting from square one—on how to get …

One-Hour Workout: Two On, Two Off Run

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!).</i><p>This week’s run workout comes from coach Katie Malone, …

Heart Rate Monitors

The Five Phases Of Swim Training

<i>Swim coach Sara McLarty explains why it’s important to vary your training throughout the year.</i>Are your swim splits always the same? Perhaps it’s …

Swimming