Machu Picchu… just a whisper of its name brings to mind an ancient lost city in the mountainous jungle that slept for centuries under vine cover, waiting patiently to be rediscovered. Indiana Jones, eat your heart out! It seems only befitting that this archaeological treasure trove be approached in the traditional way, on foot via the Inca Trail – a 4-day trek at altitude through steep terrain, where you feel just like the ancient Incas must have felt when they finally broke through the jungle after such a long walk to find a shining city on a hill.
Tips for Visiting Cusco – ‘Bellybutton’ of the Inca Empire The name Cusco actually means “bellybutton” in Quechua, the language of the Incas. They named their capital city aptly, as it sat in the dead […]
Visiting the Galapagos Islands Traveling really helps you to appreciate the small things in life. For example, in our hostel in Quito, the hot water was not exactly…hot. Small thing, but it has a big […]
Quito After my wonderful time in Paraguay visiting dear friends, encountering strange critters, and experiencing a road trip South American-style, it was time to head up to Ecuador to meet my friend Valerie. Val is […]
Situated just south of Costa Rica in Central America and joining the two continents of North and South, Panama is a true crossroads, joining Pacific with Atlantic, North with South, and tradition with modernity […]
Hi, I’m Kelly! A year ago, I set out on an amazing adventure – my Adult Gap Year. I realized a year wasn’t enough, I want a Gap Life! this blog is about my travels, and how I’m working to fund my escape from my 9:5 job so that I can pursue them full-time.
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