Back, back, to Cali, Cali!

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO ALBUM Returning home after nine months of intensive travel is a bit of an unsettling experience. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of benefits to coming home – reuniting with friends and family, resuming a more structured lifestyle, and enjoying the small constants like being able to grab a Double-Double […]

Colombia

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS We had originally been a little apprehensive about going to Colombia, but decided it was the just what we needed after our experience in Ecuador – warm sun and great beaches. Besides, we found cheap flights home from Panama and it was on the way. Facebook Pinterest Twitter

Ecuador

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS Unfortunately, we’ve gotten a little behind on updating the blog. I guess that’s what happens when you no longer have a computer. We enjoyed the first week as we explored southern Ecuador, passing through the small towns of Vilcabamba and Loja and the charming city of Cuenca. After everything we had […]

Perú – Machu Picchu

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS We arrived in Cusco with high hopes and immediately started looking for a trekking company. Having learned earlier that the official Inca Trail is heavily regulated (limited to 500 people per day) and that the next available departure wasn’t until November, we searched for an alternative route to Machu Picchu. Settling […]

Hasta luego, Bolivia – La Paz, Sorata, & Lago Titicaca

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS Resting high in the Andes with the Cordillera Real stretching along to the northeast, Nevado Illimani dominates the skyline of La Paz. Descending from the bleak altiplano into the wide valley, it appears as though the buildings are literally pressed into every available square inch, even up the steep, red hillsides […]

Bolivia – Huayna Potosí

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS When writing the previous blog last Saturday, we had no clue what was about to happen. Scheduled to leave for our climb Monday morning, we filled our bellies with protein. Unfortunately, the ‘yard-bird’ had a special guest – salmonella. Lisan had a violent reaction and required being scraped up off the […]