lima

lima

Being one of the largest cities in all of the Americas, Lima is a massive metropolitan center located on the coast of Peru. It is a massive and sprawling mega-city; the capital city of Peru and is a modern cultural center. The city is bustling with street markets, a thriving culinary scene, and many amazing attractions. It […] more…
paracas + ballestas islands

paracas + ballestas islands

Paracas is a coastal town on the west coast of Peru located just south of Lima. A fishing village turned tourist mecca, it is a jumping off point for visiting the Paracas National Reserve and nearby Ballestas Islands; home to sea lions, Humboldt penguins and many bird species including Pelicans. It is an absolute can’t […] more…
arequipa + the colca canyon

arequipa + the colca canyon

We especially enjoyed our stay in Arequipa – a city high in the mountains and surrounded by volcanos. It was our first taste of the Andes. We had just left the Pacific coast and were entering the mountains for the first time. We took an overnight bus through the winding roads and arrived in Arequipa […] more…
salkantay trek

salkantay trek

What a week! The Salkantay Trek is definate proof that the journey is as important as the destination. Salkantay Mountain rises nearly 7ooo meters above sea level. It marks the continental divide, as water from here flows both into the Amazon Basin and towards the Pacific Ocean. It is a popular trekking route and is an […] more…
machu pichu

machu pichu

Machu Pichu is probably the most impressive place i’ve ever been to. An ancient city in the clouds, sitting on the top of a mountain, it lay undiscovered until 1911. The view was so nice, I had to see it twice! Both of my trips to South America included a visit to this magical city. My […] more…
cusco + the sacred valley

cusco + the sacred valley

I honestly can’t say enough good things about Cusco. It has a sort of charm that gets under your skin. It’s a magical city in the mountains. The gateway to Machu Pichu. Birthplace of the Incas. After spending some time in this city, it becomes a part of you. Leaves a lasting impression that stays with you for […] more…
southern peru

southern peru

It’s really easy to fall in love with Peru. Its a place with so many diverse regions, cities, altitudes, and climates. The Andes, the Amazon basin, high altitude plains and coastal deserts; Peru has a little bit of everything going on. The food is good, the people are friendly and the number of adventures that […] more…
la paz + the bolivian highlands

la paz + the bolivian highlands

Bolivia is the place to go if you seek out some adventure. Its a country that is both located in the Amazon Jungle – with many rivers and creeks that go on to later make up part of the mighty Amazon River – and the high altitude plains of the Altiplano. Its capital city – […] more…
salar de uyuni

salar de uyuni

It’s dry. It’s hot. Its an assault on your senses; one doesn’t always associate deserts with beauty, but this corner of Bolivia is home to several sights that will delight the senses. Located high up in the Andes, surrounded by ancient Volcanoes, the Salar de Uyuni – or Salt Flats – is one of the largest […] more…
san pedro de atacama

san pedro de atacama

Long and skinny, Chile has one of the longest coastlines in the world. It shares a massive land border that straddles the Andes in Argentina to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West. Throughout this long and skinny many very different regions that vary with the changing latitude. The top is very different […] more…
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