Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Date: February 24, 2018 (Rainy Season) Site: Ciudadela Machu Picchu Kids: Ages 3 and 5
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
It’s never easy to make a post like this. Even when the right words are swirling around in my head, they never come out right on paper (or screen). Putting it into words makes it all too real. On Saturday, on our way out of … Continue readingAn Unexpected Farewell to our Nomadic Dog, Dante
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!
#Vanlife, Home Life, or Backpacker Life?! This past week has been a strange whirlwind and a topsy-turvy twirl of lifestyles. As you already know, we primarily live the #vanlife… living a minimalism lifestyle from the back of our Landruiser and in tents with a healthy … Continue reading#Vanlife, Home Life, or Backpacker Life?!
I Say Zapatos, You Say Zapotes So it happens that I have come to find a certain fondness for one particular fruit stand over the rest. It certainly isn’t one anyone else would notice. Especially not in this region of Ecuador; where every imaginable dusty … Continue readingI Say Zapatos, You Say Zapotes
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