Places to Visit

Places to visit

Lima Peru

Christmas in Lima, Peru

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the streets every horn was honking, even the geese HOW TO KNOW WHEN TO HONK YOUR HORN IN PERU If someone is backing up and might hit your car If someone in front of you slows down for a red light If you see a gringo on …

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Santa Cruz pass

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 Trek.  …

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Peru beach

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 …

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Overlooking the town of Jardin

The Undiscovered Jardin?

Jardín, Colombia only recently started to appear on guidebooks like Lonely Planet.  In the past, only a few travelers have blogged about it. They call it an undiscovered beautiful little town where travelers will most likely see very few gringos.  It promised to be an authentic experience, just a couple of hours from Medellin. JARDIN TOWN CENTER …

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Coiba diving

Swimming with Sharks in Coiba

I was 90 feet (27 meters) underwater and struggling to pull air in through my regulator.  I told myself to calm down. I knew my anxiety was the contributing issue.  People die from letting fear take over.  I knew I needed to fight this fear and I wanted to conquer it…. Click the title to read more

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