Thank you all very much for your generosity during these tough times. We raised nearly $47,000 to feed people and their dogs & cats, which allowed our volunteers to provide more than 10,000 food kits to people in need from April through September 2020.

Since the quarantine is over and people are returning to work, we have officially ended our food fundraiser. Now, our focus is on helping build a better future for Olón and nearby comunas.

There are several community projects going on in this area such as a permanent food pantry, a library for kids, a cultural center, a new grade school, and a program to bring volunteers with specialized skills to this area such as doctors, engineers, architects, etc.

To help with these projects, we’ve partnered with the Spirit of Wellness, which is a registered non-profit in the United States. They have been working in this area for several years and already have a lot of boots on the ground working toward these lofty goals. Any donation made to them will go directly toward these projects and is fully tax deductible for US taxpayers.

Amelia And JP

We’re Amelia And JP. In 2017, we sold everything we owned, moved to Cuenca Ecuador with our two dogs, and launched a YouTube Channel to document this crazy adventure.

In early 2020, we moved to Olón, one of Ecuador’s beautiful beach towns just north of Montañita. And we have a new drone to show you the amazing beaches from the sky!

Each week, we post new lifestyle 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, and lots of delicious food from Ecuador’s AMAZING restaurants. Our unconventional life was our dream, but now it’s our reality. And it can be yours, too.

Why We Chose Olon Ecuador
Amelia And JP Merch Store

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.

Pickpocketed on a SHORT Bus Ride in Ecuador
Moving Supplies in Cuenca Ecuador

Our 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 the “tranquilo.”

Beautiful Flowers of 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.

SPA DAY in Cuenca Ecuador (2020)
Puerto Lopez Ecuador
Piedra de Agua Cuenca Ecuador Baños Azuay

We don’t travel a lot because we still work and have busy lives here in 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.

Villa de los Sueños Hotel Tour
Beach Walk from La Entrada to Olón Ecuador

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.

Sept 2019 Unconventionals

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of our future videos. We post 2 to 3 videos each week, mostly about life in Ecuador.

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

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

Join our growing 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.

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