The Magic of the Mercado

Undeniably our favorite part of Mexico was the food. We could not get enough of the street tacos or the delicious mole sauce. But, it wasn’t the easiest to eat out as a vegetarian, especially when, after eating ordering mushroom quesadillas six days in a row, I reached my limit on having cheese with every…

Four Month Update: December 2017

After our hectic and adventurous November we turned back to our city routes in the beginning of the month then headed to the mountains to volunteer on the Quilotoa Loop for the holidays. Countries visited: Peru, Ecuador Cities: Lima, Quito, Isinlivi Airbnbs: 1 Workaways: 2 Volcanos kayaked in: 1 Hanging with Hipsters in Barranco After enjoying…

On Doing Hard Things

or The Lesson of Hiking the Ausangate Trail Last month we did a four day hike around the majestic Ausangate mountain near Cusco, Peru. It was one of the hardest, most enjoyable, challenging, delightful, fulfilling things I have ever done. Before we left I was obsessed with reading reviews and watching videos about what the…

Machu Picchu In Photos

Machu Picchu is a destination that speaks for itself. Before going there was a small worry in the back of my head that I would be disappointed, that the endless pictures and documentaries I’ve seen about it would have been highly edited or presented in a way that made the place seem more than it…

Unconventional Guide: How to get to Machu Picchu

About this Guide So far on our trip, nothing has required more puzzle pieces fitting together exactly right as our trip to Machu Picchu. Amazingly, it all worked. But not a single place I found on the internet explained, or even mentioned, all the pieces. Thats the point of this guide, to present all the…

Three Month Update: November 2017

November was a whirlwind month. We started in Mexico City and hit the tourist trail hard in Peru. By the time we got to Arequipa at the end of the month we were looking forward to a slower pace in December. But first a recap of our adventerous November. Countries visited: Mexico and Peru Cities:…

Explore Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua

We used our last week in Oaxaca to visit all of the local attractions we hadn’t yet made it to and Hierve el Agua was one of those places on our list. But we almost didn’t make it. The petrified waterfall, about 20 miles east of Oaxaca is one of the area’s top tourist sites…

Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden in Photos

One of the things that was on our to do list while we were in Oaxaca was taking a tour of the ethnobotanical garden on the grounds of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca’s main cultural and archaeological  museum. The garden is only accessible with a guided tour and thankfully we were able to squeeze it in on our…

Explore Oaxaca: Our First Big Excursion to Yosondúa

Our First Big Trip out of the City Maggie, the manager of our AirBnB invited us to join her and three friends to this big waterfall called Yosondúa. She didn’t tell us much about it except that was she was trying to figure out logistics of how to get there and where to stay overnight. She…

Beach Daze

When we first got to Puerto Escondido, every restaurant, shop, and bar was playing a funny mix of classic rock, reggae, and elevator music covers of Michel Jackson songs (seriously so many of those). One night we popped into a bar that was playing a contemporary sounding song, in Spanish no less, and I was…