Category: Ecuador


The inspiration behind the Neotropic destinations: An interview with Alfredo Meneses, co-founder of Neotropic Expeditions

Alfredo Meneses was supposed to be a lawyer. But, as he would learn throughout his life and career, things don’t always turn out to plan. Sometimes, they turn out better. From an earnest law student to adventure tourism kingpin, Alfredo’s path has been anything but obvious. An adventurous introduction to tourism   Alfredo’s introduction to tourism began as it would go on: with an adventure. In the midst of a…


The Development of adventure tourism in Ecuador: an interview with Marcelo Meneses, co-founder of Neotropic Expeditions

When Marcelo Meneses was 29 years old, he was a young man with the world at his feet. He had a Computer Science degree from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, he’d worked in a NASA jet propulsion lab sending a satellite to Jupiter, he had an MBA, and was earning billions of sucres (the former Ecuadorian currency) as a project manager for IBM in Ecuador. Why then, did the LA-born quiteño give it all…