Even though I knew that we could expect to see tons of wildlife in the Galapagos, I didn’t expect to feel the magic I felt as we snorkeled between two tall cliffs at Kicker Rock, surrounded by sea lions, reef sharks, and rays. This pristine environment is truly something unique, and there is intangible energy … Continue reading Exploring the Galapagos Islands
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
Maya’s Notebook by Chilean author Isabel Allende is a read that will pull at your emotions. Maya is a young woman who, after hitting rock bottom with drugs and prostitution in Las Vegas, is sent by her Chilean grandmother to stay with her friend, an elderly man on a small island off the coast of … Continue reading Maya’s Notebook