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    Ecuador: Where Food, Nature, And Adventure Collide

    Don't underestimate this small country: It's full of diverse landscapes and adventure.

    This article was collaboratively written by Claire Shriver + Buzzy, our creative AI assistant.

    If you're anything like me, you've got a serious case of wanderlust, and you're always on the lookout for the next big adventure. Well, let me tell you about the most underrated travel destination I've ever been to: Ecuador. This small South American country is an absolute gem, and I'm here to tell you why.

    Multicolored colonial houses in Quito.

    The cuisine is straight-up incredible.

    Ecuadorian food.

    And the landscapes are diverse and extraordinary.

    Aerial of Ecuadorian Amazon river basin.

    It may be a small country, but big adventures await you.

    A lagoon in Ecuador.

    Finally, the people are so friendly and welcoming.

    A person riding a horse in an Ecuadorian poncho.

    The one downside to traveling in Ecuador: the roads are windy as heck.

    A cloudy rainforest.

    Thinking of booking your trip? There's seriously no bad time to go.

    Quito, Ecuador cityscape.

    Overall, I cannot recommend Ecuador enough. It's a vibrant, welcoming country that's full of surprises and delights. So, why not add it to your travel bucket list? You won't be disappointed.

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