JUNE 20192019-08-08T04:31:49+00:00

How to Prepare for Your Trip to Argentina

Did you know that the seasons in the northern and southern hemisphere are flipped? Keep in mind that while you may be departing from a North American summer, you’ll be arriving to a South American winter, or vice-versa. Remembering this key fact will be helpful in planning both your itinerary and packing your suitcase.

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Getting Between Mendoza, Argentina and Santiago, Chile

If you are thinking about visiting Santiago, Chile from Mendoza, Argentina, or vice-versa, you may be exploring a few different travel options depending on your budget and time. Though, don’t panic about doing an overland journey between the two countries. In fact, as the crow flies, the distance between these two cities is only about 80 miles.

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Why Belize is Great for Digital Nomads

With the rising cost of living in North America, many individuals are taking their businesses and careers elsewhere, usually in favor of a lower cost of living and a higher quality of life. A recent New York Times article noted that around 4.8 million Americans consider themselves to be digital nomads. Over the last several years, Belize has emerged as a top destination for digital nomads for a number of different reasons.

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Top 4 Souvenirs to Bring Back from Belize

It’s almost a given that if you tell anyone you’re going on vacation, they’ll say “Bring me back something from there!” Luckily for anyone traveling to Belize, there are options aplenty; the only question is how much room you have in your suitcase.

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5 Amazing Beaches for Surfing in Nicaragua

Each year, Nicaragua becomes increasingly more popular for its beautiful beaches and amazing waves. Many folks travel to this gorgeous country to relax on the beach for rest and to unwind. Since “Adventure Tourism” is Nicaragua’s middle name, it’s no secret anymore that this beautiful country has some of the best surfing beaches in the world. Nicaragua is literally a surfer’s paradise.

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Carpets Made of Sawdust! – Easter in the City of Leon, Nicaragua

If you’re someone who enjoys delightful smells, Easter colors, bright candies, processions of grandeur, and feeling like you are a part of “something bigger,” you won’t want to miss The City of Leon during Easter Time. Locals here delight in telling stories about the city and famous people from the past. For Christians, this is an especially significant time to be here.

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Dear Friend,

For those of you who will be visiting Argentina for the first time and wondering how and what you should pack, then you’ll find this month’s article on “How to Prepare for Your Trip to Argentina” to be very informative. The country of Argentina is located mostly in the southern half of South America, so the seasons are flipped. Keep this in mind before you board the plane from North America in shorts and flip flops, and deboard in Argentina needing warm clothing and boots.

Once in Argentina, if you are considering a visit to Santiago, Chile from Mendoza Argentina, or vice versa… two of the best options are to either travel by airplane or take a bus. The travel times are significant, with the plane ride taking around 45 minutes, versus a 7-hour bus trip. However, if you have the time, taking a bus is one of the most popular options because of the scenic route through The Andes as well as the affordability. Andes Mountains, also called “The Andes” is one of the world’s longest mountain ranges and considered to be “one of the greatest natural features of our planet”.

Thinking of starting a business abroad? You may be aware that it is increasingly becoming more expensive to become a business owner in North America. For that reason alone, many folks are going elsewhere to begin their new lives and new careers. It’s estimated that approximately 4.8 million Americans alone consider themselves to be a “digital nomad.” A digital nomad is defined as a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner. They work remotely from foreign countries, coffee shops, etc., and Belize has emerged as a top destination for them.

While vacationing in Belize, you’re sure to get requests from family and friends to bring them back a little something. There are so many special and unique gifts, like trinkets, handmade jewelry and accessories,  and T-shirts to choose from. So, we’ve put together a list of some of the top souvenirs to bring back from Belize to help you in your souvenir quest.

Nicaragua may be known as the “Country of Lakes and Volcanoes”, but it’s middle name is “Adventure Tourism”. Having some of the best surfing beaches on the planet means Nicaragua is also known to be a surfer’s haven. Many local surfers and those who travel from all over the world, come to take part in the incredible wave action and contests on some of the best beaches in Nicaragua.

For those of you who will be traveling to Nicaragua during the next Easter Season, be sure to visit the City of Leon for a day. For Christians, this is an especially significant time to be here. Almost 500 years after the founding of Leon, its people delight in telling stories about the city and famous people from the past.

Until next year,

” ECI is just a solid, wholesome company. You meet the founders, and the people, and they’re just happy. You know anything Mike Cobb tells you, you can take to the bank. It’s like your brother telling you, or even better. This is my first trip to Gran Pacifica, and it just feels like home the moment you get here. Very comfortable, just like old time United States. It has the sense of community that people lost in the US, and I think that’s the most important thing. You really can’t put a dollar value on it, but you know it when you see it, and it’s here.

Coming from a construction background, I can see that everything here is built to last, and there are a lot of little details that were thought of. Looking at the growth here, it really seems to be a solid investment, and it’s also just such a great atmosphere. It’s hard to put words to. It’s really the whole mix of things, trustworthy, common sense people, great climate, real community, and sensible growth. Mike Cobb is a person with a dream, and he’s really making that dream happen here. That’s something you don’t find every day.”

John Fultz, ECI Shareholder