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August 11, 2019

About 35,000 people attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year. Only about half of them make it to the summit. An average of about five people die on the trek each year. Could I be one of the successful climbers to make it to the summit? Hopefully, I wouldn’t be a s...

March 14, 2018

This is the post that I couldn’t tell my mom about until it was over. If you see her, tell her that I’m okay. Maybe a little crazy, but okay. The reason I couldn’t say anything is because I signed up and paid for a bike tour down “The Most Dangerous Road in the World.”...

March 10, 2018

We arrived in La Paz on the overnight bus from Uyuni at 5:30 am. We had received an email from our tour company telling us that our tour to Lake Titicaca was being moved up to 6:00 am because of a scheduled bus strike for later in the day. Therefore, we had about thirt...

February 8, 2018

In a park in downtown Punta Arenas, Chile, there is a bronze statue of an indigenous person centrally located and the focus of everyone wandering by. I noticed that many people would rub the foot of the statue as they passed. As a result, the foot on the statue was a s...

January 24, 2018

If you ever find yourself in the city of Punta Arenas, in the Patagonia region of southern Chile, and you do not stay with Juan Pedro, you are making a huge mistake!

After returning from Easter Island we had a two day layover in Santiago before leaving for Patagonia. In...

January 11, 2018

A bike ride around Easter Island is an experience of a lifetime. Anyone willing to strap on a bicycle helmet and brave the forty kilometer loop will be rewarded with stories to tell and the feeling of accomplishing a great adventure. 

Easter Island has one main road. Th...

December 17, 2017

Sleep would not come easy. After three days on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu we were tired, but we would still not sleep. Tomorrow we would finally see the beautiful lost city of the Incan Empire.

“We will wake up at 3:00 am and begin our final hike to Machu Picchu” Cl...

December 15, 2017

Two days down, two to go! As promised, the second day on the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu was tough. Twenty-two kilometers and two mountain passes. There were lots of uneven stone stairways with steep uphill climbs and treacherous downhill steps. But, it was now beh...

November 30, 2017

Like everyone else, we came to Cusco for Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the item on everyone’s bucket list. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It gets all of the attention and is the focus of most tourists to Peru.  As many as...

November 22, 2017

No trip to Ecuador is complete without a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Friends have asked if we were going to make it to the Galapagos on this visit to Ecuador. As much as we would like to do so we simply don’t have the time. Three years ago we spent our Christmas fam...

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