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For the past 3 months I’ve been contemplating a solo adventure.  With my 35th birthday coming up next year I’ve had this fierce desire to accomplish something great, to scale a mountain or run a marathon or just do something that required strength, perseverance and no small amount of courage.  Something that I had to […]

Manu National Park

When Brandon and I were planning our very first international trip to Peru I discovered that our home base, Cusco, was much closer to the Amazon rainforest than I had previously thought.  In fact there are many excursions to the jungle that start from the ancient Andean city.  We were on a strict budget, having […]

popular Peruvian Foods

Peru is the only country so far that Brandon and I have visited more than once.  Whenever we have the opportunity to travel abroad we try to seek out new adventures and destinations but Peru is just one of those countries that keeps calling us back.  Perhaps it’s because it was the very first international […]

Awana Kancha

During my very first international journey I was making plans to spend a month volunteering abroad in Cusco, Peru.  Not wanting to miss out on other cultural experiences and attractions in the area we decided to arrive a week before we were scheduled to start our volunteer work.  Some of the time was spent in […]

Amazonia Expeditions

I’m blogging from the comfort of my couch tonight.  Perhaps I should be watching a more appropriate movie for travel blogging like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty or Eat, Pray, Love.  Instead I’m watching The Hunger Games.  May the odds be EVER in your favor. Today’s post is about an awesome tour company that […]

Pirana Fishing

When Brandon and I decided earlier this year to make a second trip to Peru, focusing our visit on the Amazon rainforest, I immediately told him I wanted to try my hand at piranha fishing.  I’ve always loved fishing, even though Brandon holds little interest in it.  In fact, the first time Brandon ever went […]