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About Isobel

Isobel is an experienced multilingual broadcast, print and digital media journalist and copywriter who has been working in South America specialising in news, lifestyle and travel. Now based in London and Suffolk after four years in Quito, Ecuador, Isobel’s previous employers include Ñan Communication, teleSUR English and Condé Nast Traveller. Isobel specialises in South American and Spanish travel and also writes on Latin American culture and … Continue reading About Isobel

Lifestyle + Wellness

An Eco-lodge in Evolution: Mashpi’s New Sustainable Spa Mashpi Lodge, March 2018 10 Healing Herbs You Need to Know Just Breathe Mag, December 2017 8 Tips for Instant Relaxation Just Breathe Mag, December 2017 What is a Healing Hotel? SachaJi, October 2017 Fengshui at Ecuador’s Most Relaxing Spa SachaJi, January 2017 What it’s like to date a single dad Refinery29, June 2016 Young Irish ring … Continue reading Lifestyle + Wellness

Aftershock rattles Ecuador as relief from last month’s earthquake continues

It was the windows that woke us, rattling as if in a strong wind. Then the bed began to tremble, and for 25 drawn-out seconds the earth in Quito moved, the rumble of tremor cutting through the silence as we held our breaths. Then, 3 a.m. as it was: a burst of activity. The baby cried, dogs up and down the street began to howl, and the neighbours … Continue reading Aftershock rattles Ecuador as relief from last month’s earthquake continues

Latin America

The Coast Guard’s ‘Floating Guantánamos’ New York Times Magazine, November 2017 (Translator) What do young women in Colombia actually think about Narcos? Grazia, November 2016 The Copa Libertadores has its own Leicester City … After knocking out giants River Plate and Boca Juniors, minnows Independiente del Valle stand on the brink of glory MailOnline, July 2016 CEPR: Hillary paved the way for rampant impunity in … Continue reading Latin America


Four Must-See Destinations in Ecuador Galapagos Safari Camp, August 2018 Five Reasons to Go Glamping in Galapagos Galapagos Safari Camp, April 2018 What to Pack on a Galapagos Safari Holiday Galapagos Safari Camp, April 2018 Ecuador for Foodies Galapagos Safari Camp, March 2018 Galapagos: Dancing with Sea Lions, Walking with Giants Neotropic Expeditions, March 2018 Family Fun in Quito’s Old Town Casa Gangotena, March 2018 … Continue reading Travel