Stephanie Frias is a Freelance Travel and Parenting Writer, and mastermind behind the blog 8duffels2mutts.com. In 2016, she and her family left behind the USA to live as expats in Ecuador with two young kids and two large dogs. After a year of living in a small village in Ecuador, the family succumbed to an incurable case of wanderlust. In April 2017, the family traded in a traditional expat life to move into their caravan. They now live as nomads, traveling all of Ecuador in their Landcruiser with plans to overland the entirety of South America.