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At Luna Runtun, the Best Views in Baños Ecuador

Melissa Ruttanai & Neil Friedman are wandering wordsmiths, dedicated to global nomadism.  Married in 2006, they’ve been traversing the world from land and sea to cenote and summit.  Completely addicted to travel, Melissa & Neil blog and photograph their adventures to share on World Winder.  Feel free to leave a comment or suggest a stop along the way.

Certified educators, Melissa and Neil love teaching.  Their pedagogy is interdisciplinary in nature and pitched around the idea that life should be sustainable, liberating, and exhilarating.  They eat, travel, and sleep for the next adventure, the quiet beach, the candlelit dinner.

In 2011-2012, they traveled  around the world, starting with a fabulous trip to the Galapagos, backpacking down the Andean Mountains, and swinging through Asia for Summer 2012.  They write, work, and trade their skills to keep their travel costs manageable.  They freelanced and taught and lived like locals in small vilages while keeping in touch with clients from around the world.

For more information or just to connect along the traveler’s route, leave a comment or email us at editor@worldwinder.com

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World Winder Interview via MegaMix Radio Croatia in Hvar Island.

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