Into Thin Air – Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek is a 50 kilometer long circuit that cuts through the towering snow-capped Cordillera Blanca mountains located in the Andes.  The ascent tops out at 4,750 meters (15,600 feet) as it crosses the Punta Union pass.   Can I do the Santa Cruz? I questioned my ability to do the Santa Cruz... Continue Reading →

First Glimpse of Peru

Huanchaco, Peru, where the desert meets the sea, and the dry breeze cools the skin while the sun warms the soul. We took the overnight bus from Cuenca, Ecuador to Chiclayo, Peru. In the early hours I awoke. Moving the window curtain aside, I peered out to take in my first glimpse of Peru. The... Continue Reading →

Quilotoa Loop: Scrambling On The Edge

The Quilotoa Loop is a remote trail linking several high Andean villages and towns in the Cotopaxi province. The ancient trails meander through the Andes Mountains of Ecuador with views of snow-capped volcanoes. The isolation of the trails brings wanderers into contact with Kichwa-speaking indigenous and their centuries-old way of life.  It also allows them... Continue Reading →

Day-tripping in Galapagos

On our eighth and final day of our Floreana cruise we looped around the island called Daphne Major, twice.  What a treat.  Not really.  It's a tiny island named after a British naval vessel, that is inhabited by many species of birds including the Darwin Finch, Frigatebirds, and Nazca Boobies.  Clearly this was a filler... Continue Reading →

Support Freedom for Young Girls

This past month we purchased our 43BlueDoors domain! This means we can start to monetize our blog.  For over a year now this blog has just been for fun.  It has been a place to share our adventures with our friends and family.  It is a place for us to keep memories of our experiences... Continue Reading →

Aww-dorable Sea Lions, and Sharks in Galapagos

When someone yells, Shark! while swimming, normally people get out of the water.  So I had to laugh at the irony when, while snorkeling, I saw a Galapagos shark under our yacht, pulled my head out of the water and yelled, Shark! so that my other shipmates could swim over and see it. Almost everyday we... Continue Reading →

Look for the Boobies! The Galapagos Islands

Years ago, watching a documentary on the Galapagos Islands, I was enamored with the idea of an isolated place with species of animals found nowhere else in the world.  At the time it was a distant place in another world, an unattainable paradise. When Trin and I walked off the plane onto Baltra island I... Continue Reading →

Guerrillas on a Dark Foggy Night: a Nightmare Remembered

The fire crackles behind me. It is chilly and the night is dark and quiet. Light emanates from the TV in front of us playing Iron Man in Spanish. Boris, Trin, and I are sitting in the living room of Boris' house unwinding from a busy day.     “What was one of your scariest... Continue Reading →

Reflections and Ramblings on One Year of Travel

Hi there.  This is Trinity.  I’m one-half of 43BlueDoors, and resident (so to speak) editor, proof-reader and occasional writer.  Bonnie, the other half of 43BlueDoors, chief writer, editor-in-chief, and essentially my chief person, is taking a break from writing this week.  Requisite Update We are still working with the Dunamis Foundation working on odd jobs... Continue Reading →

Human Trafficking, Betrayal and Slavery

This may be a strange topic for a nomad.  Given the traveling lifestyle we have adopted, the fact that freedom is something I truly cherish should be of no surprise. There are so many things that can enslave us: dictators, debt, false beliefs or even marriage. I have spent years cutting one chain at a... Continue Reading →

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: