Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (7-day)

After spending a couple days exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley – and getting acclimatized to the 11,200′ (3,400 m) of elevation –  we were excited to begin our 7-day private trek to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay trail. We … Read More

Sacred Valley

OLLANTAYTAMBO We spent one day of our journey exploring some of the sights of the Sacred Valley, about 1.5 hours driving from Cusco. We descended the high city via winding roads that led us to the small town of Ollantaytambo, … Read More


After a turbulent red-eye flight from Miami to Lima, we boarded our early morning TACA flight from Lima to Cusco. Our Airbus quickly ascended over the low cloud cover, and we were met with breathtaking views for the duration of … Read More

Galápagos Islands – Bartolomé & South Plaza

Sunday June 7, 2009 We departed the catamaran particularly early for our trek to the top of Bartolomé. This small island’s scenic vistas are the Galápagos’ most iconic. We got a 6am start to avoid the groups from the two … Read More

Galápagos Islands – Isabela & Fernandina

Friday June 5, 2009 This morning we reached Moreno Point on Isabela Island, one of the westernmost islands. The western islands are the youngest, with numerous lava fields and less vegetation than the older, eastern islands. They are also less … Read More

Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz

Thursday June 4, 2009 Today began in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. This is the most populated town on Galápagos – about 12,000 people – and, in fact, one of the few areas inhabited by humans. From the dock … Read More

Galápagos Islands – Floreana

Wednesday June 3, 2009 This morning we took a short walk from a brown, sandy beach (Cormorant Point) to a flamingo lagoon on Floreana Island. After watching several hot pink birds wading around, grazing in the water, we traversed the … Read More

Galápagos Islands – Espanola

Tuesday June 2, 2009 We hopped off the panga early this morning at Gardner Bay (Española Island). It was a beautiful, white-sand beach mottled with sunbathing sea lions. It was amazing to be so close to them. There were several … Read More

Galápagos Islands – San Cristobal

Monday June 1, 2009 Today we packed up and boarded our Aerogal flight to the Galápagos Islands! We arrived in San Cristóbal around noon. The airport is nothing more than a single, paved runway with a small, covered pavilion as … Read More

About Us

We’re a couple of STEM geeks who love to travel. In 2016, we were emboldened to pack up conventional life and spend the year circumnavigating the globe. During our twelve months abroad, we journeyed over 58,000 miles across 32 countries … Read More

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