As I turned over to my other side for the 6th or 7th time in the last few hours, trying to find a position where my hip didn’t dig into the hard edges of my seatbelt fastener, I heard the unmistakable sound of snoring coming from the seat behind me, merely a foot away from … Continue reading Peru’s Last Leg – Cusco to Lima
We spent 6 days hiking through the high-altitude Andes of Peru around Ausangate Mountain and its spectacular lakes and glaciers.
Five years after my disastrous first visit to Cusco, Peru, we returned for another shot at exploring ancient Incan heritage sites.
I don't remember the exact words Tim and I were yelling at each other, as we scrambled through farming terraces in a frantic dash to try to make our boat. But, I do know we weren't being nice. We were in an all-out stress-fight. It was one of those fights where the problem actually had … Continue reading Lake Titicaca – 2 Countries, 1 Lake
The story of how we entered Bolivia is a wild one that I kept to myself until we left the country, just in case there were legal implications that would get us in trouble while we were there. Itinerary: Days 1-3: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, Bolivia desert tour Days 4-7: La Paz, … Continue reading Bolivia – Uyuni to La Paz
It's not an overstatement to say that we came to Santiago, Chile in part for its Taco Bell. When your husband is obsessed with fast faux-Mexican food, but there's nary a Taco Bell in most of the countries in the world, the best way to his heart is to surprise him with an Airbnb a … Continue reading Chile: Santiago, Rapa Nui, and the Atacama Desert
When you meticulously plan your travels, down to a daily budget and itinerary, the last thing you expect is to accidentally touch down in the middle of the world's largest Carnaval celebration. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/362399101266874671/ Itinerary: • Days 1-5: Rio de Janeiro • Days 6-9: Paraty • Day 10: Sao Paulo Dates: February 24 - March 5, … Continue reading Brazil – An Unexpected Carnaval