Several years ago I attended a retreat at some nearby hot springs.
I signed up for the retreat AS I WAS DRIVING THERE, so I never got a chance to read the emailed instructions they sent me detailing what the weekend was about. 280 more words
The weather forecast made it clear that we would be wet and cold no matter where we went within a reasonable radius of our home-base. 598 more words
Located on the edge of the Amazon, Baños is the adventure capital of Ecuador, and is a major backpacker and local travel hub. Our trip to Baños was a little chaotic due to our lack of knowledge about Ecuadorian holidays, as we ended up here on the very busy “All Soul’s Day” long weekend. 2,525 more words
When you think of national parks, I’m betting that Hot Springs does not come readily to mind. Neither sweeping in size nor really in grandeur, it was – until the recent designation of St Louis’ Gateway Arch National Park – the smallest of the 59 (well, now 60) parks in the system. 356 more words