Category Archive: Peru

An Accidental Bucket List

I love the idea of bucket lists, I really do. However, I’ve never taken the time to sit down and create a checklist of the things that I’d like to do before I die. This is mostly because I don’t plan to die, so I figure I have lots of time. If I were to …

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Travel Tips – How to save for your DREAM trip without really trying

Over the past year and a half since I quit my job and headed out on my first multi-month adventure, friends, coworkers, and family members have asked, “How do you do it?” This question is quite broad and it applies to various aspects of what I’ve been doing: how I saved money, how I quit …

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These boots were made for walkin’

Boots… trail runners… same thing. Today I threw away my beloved pair of  Vasques that saw me through my entire South American journey. I sure got my money’s worth ($46 on Steep & Cheap, for the record) as these bad boys tackled the Marin Headlands, Sierra Buttes, Colca Canyon, Inca Trail, Bolivian jungle, Salar de …

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Lake Titicaca: Focus on the sunsets

While at first I was leaning towards the title “Lake Tourist-Trap,” a few additional days around Lake Titicaca, including three of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen, have left an overall positive impression. My Lake Titicaca experience started in Puno, the launching point for a two-day, one-night trip to three of the lake’s …

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Peru – Fun Facts

This morning I took a bus from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia. During the 3-hour trip, I reflected on all things interesting, strange, and noteworthy from my first month in South America. Here I present a collection of random thoughts (and no, none of them have anything to do with llamas): There are dogs everywhere. …

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The Legend of Sincola

Last night I stood on a balcony overlooking the tarmac at the Arequipa airport and watched as Adam and our new dog Sincola (Cinco) boarded a plane for SFO, via Lima. I was crying uncontrollably for a few reasons. One being that I was very proud to have successfully weeded through all of the paperwork …

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