Amelia And JP Waving

We’re Amelia And JP. We sold everything we owned, converted our jobs to virtual, went vegan, moved to Cuenca Ecuador with our two dogs, and launched a YouTube Channel to document this crazy adventure.

Each week, we post new videos about our unconventional life as American expats living and working online in our small South American country. Join us for a few laughs, lots of smiles, expat information and a bit of inspiration.

We enjoy sharing our unconventional life with you, and we encourage you to live yours, whatever that may be.

The majority of our videos are about our Ecuador expat life. We do lots of fun and entertaining activities in our spare time when we’re not busy working our day jobs, and we take our camera along to film them for you.

We share things like belly dancing, salsa dancing, popup markets, museum tours, walking tours, day trips from Cuenca, and lots of delicious food from Cuenca’s AMAZING restaurants. Our unconventional life was our dream, but now it’s our reality. And it can be yours, too.

Cuenca Ecuador Update
Paradise in Cuenca Ecuador
Cuenca Ecuador Neighborhoods

If you’re dreaming of an unconventional life like ours, we would LOVE to help you achieve it. That’s why we post videos and information about becoming expats and moving to a different country.

We were scared to death when we decided to sell everything we own and leave the US so we know how you must feel. Hopefully, our videos and experiences living as expats in Ecuador will reduce some of the mystery and relieve some of your stress. There’s nothing special about us. If we can do it, anyone can. Including you.

What We Fear About Cuenca
Law In Ecuador

Our Cuenca Ecuador Day In The Life videos are a lot of fun to film! Hopefully you enjoy watching them just as much!

Life here isn’t much different than our old lives back in the States. We hang out with friends, go shopping, walk a lot and cook a lot. The main difference is the pace of life here. It took us awhile to get used to it, but we’ve fully embraced tranquilo Cuenca.

Sunny Sunday In Cuenca Ecuador
Cuenca Ecuador Gringo Saturday
Our Expat Life in Cuenca Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador is a popular tourist destination for people both inside and outside of Ecuador. Travellers from all over the world come to see this beautiful, tranquilo UNESCO World Heritage Site. That means there are LOTS of things to do for people of all ages.

Cuenca Ecuador Axe Throwing
Cuenca Ecuador Art Patricio Palomeque 1
Cuenca Ecuador Salsa Dancing

We don’t travel a lot because we still work and have busy lives here in Cuenca Ecuador. However, we did take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to India for our friends’ Indian wedding and we plan to travel more in and around Ecuador. When we do travel, we take you along with us.

How to Get to Cuenca Ecuador

Are You Unconventional, Too?

Can you relate to our unconventional life? You’re not alone!

We’re building a community of like-minded people just like you. Some are still dreaming about their unconventional life while others have already made it a reality.

If you need some encouragement, moral support, guidance, information and new friends on your journey, join our band of unconventionals and let us all help you.

Amelia And JP

Step #1

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of our future videos. We post a new video every Tuesday and Saturday at 2PM ET.

Step #2

Join our Facebook Group “Amelia And JP’s Unconventional Community” so you can ask questions, make new friends and attend social gatherings.

Step #3

Join Our Mailing List so you get our weekly unconventional updates with exclusive content just for our newsletter subscribers.

Step #4: Join Us On Patreon

Join Our Band of Unconventionals on Patreon. You’ll get even more content, videos, live chats, livestreams and you’ll gain immediate access to our fun, private, safe and secure community of like-minded Unconventionals.

Planning a Trip to Cuenca Ecuador?

If you’re planning a trip to Cuenca, you may want a little peace of mind knowing some familiar faces will be waiting for you at the airport. Or maybe you would like someone to give you a walking tour of El Centro. We would be happy to help you make a smooth landing in Cuenca.

Dan Clancy Airport

Inspirational Quotes

Robert FrostTwo roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

~ Maya Angelou

John F. KennedyThere are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

~ John F. Kennedy

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

~ Mark Twain