We have officially lost count of how many thermal pools we have visited. Due to the high volcanic activity of both Ecuador and Peru, it is easy to find public thermal pools all over the place. Our most recent visit was to the Colcamayo thermal … Continue readingSwimming in the Colcamayo Thermal Pools
Just a few weeks ago, we still believed that visiting Machu Picchu with kids was going be a challenge that we weren’t willing to take. It seemed like a lot to ask of our kids, to go on a difficult hike for several hours….and likely … Continue readingVisiting Machu Picchu with Kids
Yesterday was a long day for us getting to the base of Machu Picchu where the bustling village of Aguas Calientes lies. It meant starting the day before the sun was up, at 5 am! That is the second time we have done this in … Continue readingWe Made it to the Village of Machu Picchu!!
Since we have arrived in the Sacred Valleys surrounding Cusco, we have really put our kids to the test with hiking! But, this week, we pushed them a little harder. We had the opportunity to take the first part of the Salkantay Trek with the … Continue readingHiking the Salkantay Trek with Kids!
The Magic of the Maras Salt Mines Travel, Science, History, Culture, and Cultivation all in one stop! The Maras Salt Mines are one of the most unique ruins sites in all of Peru. They are not about the fancy palaces of past lords, tragedy of … Continue readingThe Magic of the Maras Salt Mines
The Gift of the Huacachina Dunes In vast, open spaces the wind hums across the sand, singing to the heavens above. The grains leap into the air and swirl around his toes, fingers, cheeks, and finally the curls of his hair. His face sparkles with … Continue readingThe Gift of the Huacachina Dunes
Chasing Waterfalls Through the Croplands of Peru My husband had his eyes set on this waterfall. He was determined to find it. I was doubtful, but from the drive, I just should have kept my mouth shut. But, I couldn’t help it. What was this … Continue readingChasing the Pumapaqcha Waterfalls in the Croplands of Peru
I thought history wasn’t for kids. I thought it wasn’t for me either. Even my husband will say how much he loathed history classes in school.The Inca Palace ruins in Peru teach us something different. History is more than a faded photograph, or a story … Continue readingPlaying HideNSeek in the Inca Palace Ruins of Peru
Adventures in Paracas, Peru Our adventure family recently enjoyed a week in Paracas, Peru. Paracas is a desert beach town on the central coast. We are a family that loves all sorts of travel. In fact, we are pretty undefined and unable to fit into … Continue readingFamily Eco Travel in Paracas, Peru