Three Small Words for Machu Picchu

There are thousands of words you could use to describe Machu Picchu. So many, in fact, I am struggling to select the best ones. I think, however, if I had to choose three… Continue reading

Salkantay: The road less traveled to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is one of the most famous hikes in South America. Built over 500 years ago, this stone pathway leading to the Lost City of the Incas has become an increasingly… Continue reading

Eat, Dance & Ride – In Cuzco

After 3 weeks of traveling solita, it was both a relief and a thrill to meet back up with Jeremy in the city of Cuzco. Our 5-day trek to Machu Picchu was scheduled… Continue reading

Five Days in The City of Kings

I had a week to kill after Paracas before meeting up with Jeremy in Cuzco. For a while I contemplated following the Gringo Trail and going sand boarding in Huacachina, but then decided… Continue reading

Islas Ballestas – The Poor Man’s Galapagos

The bus dropped me off at a small bamboo shack in the middle of a sand dune. Paracas, I was assured by the bus driver as I stepped out in the sand. Walk… Continue reading

The Deepest Canyon in the World

Colca Canyon is said to be the world’s deepest canyon. I had never even heard of it before entering Peru, but apparently more 120,000 tourists visit this canyon each year. Reaching a maximum… Continue reading

I Heart Arequipa

I had almost forgotten how vibrant a sunset could be until the drive through volcano valley. I wasn’t thrilled about arriving late in Arequipa, but the view out my window was worth the… Continue reading

Looking Back at Bolivia

104. That’s the number of days I spent in Bolivia. It’s incredible how life takes you places you’d never expect. Two years ago I don’t think I could point Bolivia out on a… Continue reading

Salar de Uyuni: Tourist Trap or Tourist’s Treasure?

Many people have told me that Salar de Uyuni is a “must see” in Bolivia. Others have said that it’s not worth sitting in a hot Jeep for three days straight. So who… Continue reading

Digging & Despedidos

On Sunday, I left Cochabamba to travel solita for three weeks. I was hoping to have published this blog days ago, but alas, now comes the hardships of inconsistent and unreliable internet access.… Continue reading