Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa in Photos

We went to Arequipa to hang out at cafes, eat good food, and generally relax, so we didn’t do a lot of touristing. One of the few attractions on our list was the Santa Catalina Monastery and I am so happy we didn’t decide to skip it. The historical city within a city, that occupies…

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, Peru 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:…