Unique Experiences

for Socially Conscious Travelers

Ecuador & Peru 

Bespoke Tours

Our partners offer specialized tours that can be customized

Personalized Itineraries

Save time, effort and money. We’ll craft the perfect itinerary for you.

Questions Answered

Have a question?  We have the answer or know where to find it

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Expert Local Guides

As they say in Peru, “el amigo de mi amigo es mi amigo.” We introduce you to guides and partners we know and trust.

Protect Flora and Fauna

Do no harm. Leave no trace. Our partners do their best to protect the environment and so do we. 

Support the Local Economy

Your travel purchase is between you and the tour provider. We receive a small commission for consultation services and sales.

No Hidden Fees

We’re transparent in our transactions. We offer the best value at a great price while allowing our partners and ourselves to fairly profit from our businesses.


Our best trips are to the places less traveled. 

Direct Connections

It takes time to get to know a place. We make the local connections before you even arrive and give you the chance to meet your guide before your trip.

“As a filmmaker planning for a project in Ecuador, I relied heavily on the advice of Angie Drake from Not Your Average American. As I searched online for information about locations all across Ecuador I continually found NotYourAverageAmerican.com to have the most detailed recommendations, tips, and photographs. The wealth of knowledge on their website was a great start, and when I had questions I received prompt and in-depth responses via email. Angie’s network and wealth of knowledge about Ecuador have been extremely helpful. And best of all, because of our conversations I was able to find places off the beaten path that were perfect for my film. Would highly recommend!”

Matt Coda

Creative Director / DP, Vive Media, LLC

“Angie is a wealth of knowledge about travel and birding in Ecuador. Her articles are really helpful for the independent birder to know what to expect and where and when to go. Angie goes the extra mile as well I contacted her for some guiding recommendations and she set me up with one of the best and then followed up several times to make sure I was ready for my trip. Highest marks!!”

Steve Chance

Birdwatcher and Avid Traveler

Angie Drake is without doubt, one of the very best resources you can get to teach you about Ecuador. Not only is she fluent in the language, but she has an astounding knowledge of the country. Knowledge flows from her like lava from the many volcanos that dot Ecuador’s rib. Ask about hummingbirds, orchids, foods and just about anything Ecuadorian and she’ll probably have an answer. She has cultivated intimate friendships around the country and is recognized by people wherever she goes. My son and I spend some time with Angie and we discovered that the name of her business is actually a perfect description of Angie herself. She is not your average American. She’s not average in any way.

Harold Hines

Adventurer and World Traveler