Best International Destination for Americans in December 2020
For International Travel: Ecuador
Okay, maybe I’m biased, and the best place to travel in December 2020 is where I’m already planning on going. Or maybe I’m going BECAUSE it’s the best place to travel in December 😉
For those who hadn’t heard, I’m off to Ecuador from December 9th to the 21st this year, flying first into Quito, then spending time in Cotopaxi, Banos, Cuenca, and Manta.
Deep dive into a new, rich culture this year.
Ecuador is one of only three countries that lies on the equator. That might sound like a simple fun fact, but think about it this way: where is the weather consistently beautiful no matter the time of year? Yep, you guessed it.
From pristine coastlines and beaches to the towering mountains of the Andes, many great travelers, writers, artists, and other wanderers have found refuge in the natural beauty of Ecuador.
It’s not just the location itself that makes Ecuador the ideal destination for travel during December and other winter months. The culture is rich, the possibility for adventure is ever present, and the food is 👌👌
Traveling somewhere where the majority of the population speaks a foreign language (or, in the case of Ecuador, 12) might induce some mild-to-moderate anxiety for some people. But for me, it’s just another fun challenge of traveling, one I’ve overcome in the past, too. In fact, one of my favorite travel quotes goes something like this:
“When you travel you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don’t even understand the language the people speak….You begin to be more accessible to others, because they may be able to help you in difficult situations.” – Paulo Coelho
Besides, creating memories around the holidays doesn’t always have to be around the comfort of a Christmas tree. How does scuba diving, ATVs, tree houses, swinging over the edge of a giant cliff, surfing, hiking, and a spa day for good measure all sound? It may not be as relaxing as laying around by the fire, but it will definitely be something I won’t forget.
And while normally I’m not a food guy (though my recent trip to the Grand Canyon might have changed my mind just a little bit). But I’ll be damned if I don’t get a chance to eat some of the freshest ceviche in the world while I’m in Ecuador.
Dare you to join me there.