cusco, peru, South America

Altitude Sickness in Cusco

On our last full day in Peru, I woke up in Cusco feeling like there was a stack of bricks on my chest. We experienced a bit of altitude sickness in Cusco when we were here a few days ago, but this morning was more intense. Erica and I were both…

aguas calientes, peru, South America

Hiking Machu Picchu

I woke up extra early this morning because I was dying to see what it looked like outside. I also wanted to take advantage of our amazing hotel room overlooking this incredible view. I’m going to admit, I didn’t know much about Machu Picchu before today. Of course I’d seen the infamous…

peru, South America, The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo

After we finished in Pisac, we drove another hour to Ollantaytambo and visited this town’s archaeological site. When we were pulling into Ollantaytambo, I fell in love with the village. It feels as if you’ve gone back into time when you walk through the streets here. This is where the tour ended for…

cusco, peru, South America

Touring Cusco

After a short delay due to poor weather, Erica and I finally landed in Cusco! Leaving the airport, we were approached by tons of taxis begging to take us into town. Of course, offering ridiculous rates.  We finally found someone that would take us to the city center for 20 soles but it…

lima, peru, South America

The Mario Testino Museum | Lima

On Tuesday night I visited my friend Erica to see how she was holding up after her mom sadly passed away last Sunday. She was talking about how it would be nice to get away for a few days. Naturally, I started looking up possible destinations where we could go, to…

eco travel, La Isla De Los Monos, peru, South America

Meet Gilberto

Gilberto Guerra Reátegui is the newest addition to my list of favorite people on earth. He is a shining light in the jungle who has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to preserving and protecting the monkeys of the Amazon. Every move Gilberto makes is for his monkeys….