After driving around North America in 2015 I decided that it was time to try something new. I grabbed a piece of paper, wrote down 6 countries around the world that I thought were relatively inexpensive, had decent wifi, and most importantly, had warm during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months. I numbered them 1 to 6, rolled the die, and number 6 came up, it was Ecuador. I booked a one way flight and spent that winter taking busses, boats and hitchhiking through Ecuador and Peru visiting both the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. A year later I returned with my buddy and our bicycles and we bike toured (and bussed) through Chile, Argentina and Uruguay exploring Patagonia, Ushuaia and more.