Not Your Average American

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Not Your Average American
This blog depends on the classic combination of casual but well written prose and excellent photography. The majority of posts are about Quito and nearby trips with a sprinkling of other areas of Ecuador. Birds are definitely highlighted!
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Bob Phillips
20:58 PM July 24, 2014

Not Your Average American brings a wonderful mix of good writing, excellent photography, and healthy curiosity through the eyes of a veteran military wife. There is always something at once brand new yet familiar about this blogger's treatment of travel adventures, local color, exotic wildlife, and geographic majesty that helps me to feel like I understand Ecuador almost as if I were there.

Drue Zaharis
21:42 PM July 24, 2014

Amazing pictures and very informative commentary. I never knew the country to be so diverse and accessible. I really appreciate the gamut of experiences, travel advice, and food related articles. Furthermore, I can really sense the respect for the culture, genuine curiosity, and joy of travel in every post. It is refreshing to read a blog that does not pander to the slangy, fly-by-night vernacular of what constitutes popular interest. Well done, and I will enjoy my continued support for this worthy endeavor.

Rebecca Long
22:24 PM July 24, 2014

I LOVE the photos posted with this blog. Keep snapping!

05:12 AM July 25, 2014

This blog has lots of information and fantastic photos about the amazing sights and happenings in Quito and the surrounding wild areas of Ecuador.

02:42 AM August 11, 2014

I love experiencing Ecuador through your writing and your beautiful photos!

02:45 AM August 11, 2014

Travel along with a definitely NOT Average American...each entry pulls the reader into experiences so completely, you feel as though you have been walking beside the writer. Each installment brings the local culture to life so completely. Excellent writing and absolutely stunning photography grace this wonderful blog. Experience life in Equador (and..wherever else this gifted writer travels!) by following this blog - you will be delighted.

Jamie Lewis
18:03 PM August 21, 2014

To be honest, I've been following Angie Drake for several years in other iterations. I share this newer creation frequently because it's so lovely that I yearn to go wherever she is. I particularly enjoy her openness to "the new" and love riding along as she settles into other cultures and learns the flora, fauna, food. Fearless and a terrific researcher; she's opened Ecuador for me as someplace I MUST visit!

18:53 PM August 21, 2014

As an expat myself, I feel like I have l experienced Equador for myself. Each entry is a new adventure! Definitely one of my favorite blogs. Keep writing and snapping pictures.

Tracy Sivacek
19:47 PM August 21, 2014

Beautiful photos, wonderful writing, makes me want to visit Ecuador....not your average vacation. The photos celebrate the elegance of everyday life that can be found if we slow down and notice it.

20:00 PM August 21, 2014

Thank you for posting this is a really nice article and I love the pictures!!

Carlo Kleber
15:27 PM August 22, 2014

Not Your Average American combines very nice pictures along with a real captivating writing style. This blog gives the reader the invaluable opportunity of experiencing life as it is.

15:49 PM August 23, 2014

The average, informative, travel guide is a checklist for the "Been there, done that" types. Not Your Average American is better because Angie's accounts and photos (OH MY GOD, the photos!) feed one's sense of wonder rather than quiet it. You will be drawn in, you will understand, you will be inspired! Her eye for detail makes it clear that travel accomplished by a tourist book of checklists is, ultimately, lifeless and unsatisfying. Angie's writing inspires a "strike out and explore" attitude. You and any kids you know will wish there could be more than one posting a day, and you all will hop excitedly when each one comes!

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