“Food, Farm, and Fleece” was more than I could ever have hoped for. Chocolate, alpacas, stunning mountains, and fantastic people - I loved every minute of the trip. We cooked an amazing meal with Michelle, stumbled upon an indigenous solstice festival and were invited to participate, learned in depth about chocolate-making and alpaca-shearing, hiked around a crater lake, and had an incredible amount of fun. I would recommend this trip to anyone with a sense of adventure who is looking for a deeper experience than typical tourism."
I loved meeting the indigenous community in Cotopaxi and watching them shear the Alpacas and spin their fur into thread. It was such a unique experience, and the community was so kind and welcoming, I didn’t want to leave. I really felt so lucky to be able to travel with so many badass babes. We were given a nice balance of group activities and alone time and options. Plus Caitlin and Jess are amazing and so much fun!”
"Having found myself in a transitional stage of life and searching for unique ways to honor my new sense of freedom, Purposeful Nomad came into my reality at just the right time. PN not only fulfills my desire to immerse myself hand's on into Ecuador's culture, food, and people, but also affords me the chance to do it with like-minded WOMEN. The itinerary is diverse, active, and varied. It bridges the gap between cultures providing an opportunity to share and experience each other authentically."
"To celebrate my new "retirement status" and inspired by the itinerary of "Food, Farm, and Fleece", all interests of mine, I jumped at the chance to travel to Ecuador. But what "sealed the deal" for me is the focus of Purposeful Nomad, traveling with a small group of women with similar interests, and having personalized, meaningful travel and cultural connections that will deepen and enrich my understanding of place and people in an area I have never traveled to before. I am a "hands on" learner and Purposeful Nomad offers a travel experience of both "giving and receiving" that goes beyond learning from a book, travel documentary, or what other travel companies offer."