Tourism in Ecuador is skyrocketing, and not just to the famous Galapagos Islands (but you should definitely go see those, too. Give the tortoises our love.) It seems tourists have figured out that this tiny South American jewel just might have it all- the Amazon, the Andes... and the American dollar. That's right- if you're coming from the US, you won't even have to hit the currency exchange in the airport. Do hit one of the laid back surfer mecca beach towns to work on your tan, though- you'll fall in love with Montanita.