Photo Friday: Surf At Sunset

  Incredible sunset & surf at Huanchaco, Peru   This shot was taken in Hunachaco, an awesome little beach town outside Trujillo in northern Peru. Great sun, sand & surf draws in the tourists, particularly surfers. We had a blast in Hunachaco, soaking up the laid back vibe & beach-bumming amidst incredible sunsets.      Read More

Wimdu: Alternate Accomodtion

We had a weekend to spend in Lima and no where to stay. Previously, we had stayed in the Miraflores district in an old hostel. For our second trip to Lima, we were looking for something different. It was Rhys’s birthday weekend, so we wanted a nice place that felt like home at a reasonable price and in a good location. Instead of looking on typical hotel and hostel sights that only offer run-down rooms, we tried something different and looked... Read More

Trekking in Colca Canyon: Cabanaconde to Sangalle

  As one of the deepest canyons IN THE WORLD!!… Colca Canyon offers some of the best trekking in Peru. The most popular trip is a two-day, one-night trek to ‘The Oasis’, an aptly named spot of greenery deep in the canyon’s aridity. The trek starts in Cabanaconde, at 10,784 ft (3,287 m), finishing in Sangalle, at 7,300 ft (2,225 m). The trail is incredible, taking you through desert-like conditions, while staring up at... Read More

Travel at its Best: Our Worst Accommodations

When you are traveling for weeks on end there is little doubt you’re going to get some highs & lows in the places you stay… especially if you’re on a budget!! We’ve experienced some incredible accommodations along the way… & on the other hand, we’ve had some real DUMPS!  Traveling on a budget, means no white fuzzy robes or room service. We typically spend $5-$15 a night on a room. Most South America and... Read More

Nightlife in Arequipa

View at Sunset from Restaurant on the Roof Arequipa nightlife often gets overlooked because it doesn’t come anywhere close to comparing in size to Lima, but Arequipa is a place not to be missed! Aside from the BEAUTY of the city with volcanoes towering in the distance and the white bricks reflecting bright orange sunsets every night, travelers can have a great night bar hopping along Calle San Francisco. In our four months living here the... Read More

Machu Picchu: The Inca Jungle Trail

  Machu Picchu is the crown jewel in Peru’s rich history. Perched high up in the Andes on a picture-perfect ridge, the location of Machu Picchu is breathtaking. Unfortunately, it does make it more difficult to get to!… particularly with no roads in & out! But fear not. There are literally hundreds of tour operators in Cusco who are happy to help, & there are several options to consider.   The Famous Vista of Machu Picchu As... Read More

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