A little about me

Hi, I'm Nate

I’m a world traveler, based in Cuenca, Ecuador. I have been traveling non-stop for the last 5 years, almost 2 of which have been in Colombia and Ecuador.  

I specialize in creating highly-personalized, custom itineraries for travelers wanting to experience the best of these two amazing countries.

I am passionate about having authentic experiences and immersing myself in different cultures! 

SOME KNICKNACKS
ABOUT ME

MY HAPPY PLACE

I absolutely love hiking in the Andes Mountains. This is my happy place where I connect with the nature and decompress. I am simply awestruck by pure the beauty of this magical place.

Exotic Fruit

Oh, and the fresh mountain berries and exotic fruit you can find here in Ecuador- DELICIOUS.

FAVORITE COUNTRY

The Netherlands is my favorite country to visit. I spend most of my time here walking around, admiring the antique architecture. I also love the electronic music scene here. And of course, the fresh Dutch gouda cheese-THE BEST! 

I probably gained a few extra pounds after splurging on bread and cheese here, but life is too short not to enjoy sometimes 😉

WEIRD FOODS

After traveling for 5 years, I’ve tried my fair share of exotic foods. I’d say the weirdest things I’ve eaten are pigs brain(pictured in the photo) and jellyfish. My favorite foods are Vietnamese Duck, Sushi(only fresh from the ocean), and Colombian Mangoes. 

From Stranger to Local

Back in 2021, I arrived in Colombia not knowing anyone or how to speak Spanish. My goal was to learn the language so that I could interact with the lovely people of South America. I didn’t want to be seen as a foreigner, but rather fit in and be part of the society.

After almost 2 years of extensively living and traveling around Colombia and Ecuador, I can now say I have created so many deep and long lasting friendships, with Spanish as the common language. Apart from the wonderful people here, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting so many beautiful places and seeing some of the most incredible and jaw-dropping sights. Every region holds its own beauty and its own culture, and I’ve learned that the way people speak Spanish is different in each region. Though I have been to so many places, I feel like I have just seen the “tip of the iceberg”.

There is so much to see and do in these amazing countries. In the meantime, I want to use my experiences to help you plan your own trip to Colombia and Ecuador. I hope you will contact me if you have any questions or would like to book a custom itinerary!