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Greetings from Cuenca, Ecuador! This is my last full week in Ecuador before I cross into Peru by this time next week. I have been traveling together with my brother since Saturday and it’s been fun to explore different places together like South America’s largest outdoor market in Otavalo, the cable car (Teleferico) overlooking Quito and biking the famous Ruta de Las Cascadas near Baños.

I’ve had to adjust my habits a bit since our travel budgets are different. I have been eating out with him at local restaurants and markets instead of cooking every meal at the hostel. We have also been taking a lot of taxis and Ubers instead of local public transportation. Obviously he has spending a lot on things like handmade bags, soft blankets and even a comfortable hammock to hang at his apartment in Miami. On the other hand, I only had enough room in my bags to buy a handmade winter hat.

We did many family trips together when we were younger but this is the first time we are traveling together as adults. It’s quite the learning experience since our ways of traveling are completely different but I have enjoyed our time together and hope we continue to do this more frequently. He flies back to Florida on Saturday and we are already making plans to spend time together in Mexico City during New Year’s.

This week I am curious to hear from Corn Nation readers whether or not they travel with family and if so how often they do it. Is it something you enjoy doing? Are there certain family members you don’t like traveling with? Spill the beans in the comments. Anyways onto Flakes...

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