A Hidden Gem in the Mountains

Fall; such a perfect blending of the long summer days and the crisp air slowly creeping in. As the official day of winter quickly approaches, this is a tribute to fall; arguably the best season to get out and explore even on those rainy days. This fall we had the opportunity to visit the area around Leavenworth; a magical German town set…Continue Reading “A Hidden Gem in the Mountains”

Huayna Picchu

It was an early start as we walked down the narrow streets to the bus stop. There were no cars in Aguas Calientes aside from the buses that zipped up and down the single street leading to the switchbacks to Machu Picchu. Bouncing down the road, surrounded by tourists of all nationalities, images raced through my head….Continue Reading “Machu Picchu – The Lost City”

Farewell Boise – It’s Been Fun

Diverging a little bit from Peru, I’d like to note a recent development.  It’s been a long time coming. Practically ever since I touched down in Boise, Idaho in 2010, I’ve had an ok, maybe it’s ok, relationship with the city. The time has finally come to leave the city behind and of course, as with any change, I have…Continue Reading “Farewell Boise – It’s Been Fun”

Ollantaytambo

We left the sanctuary of the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and headed towards Ollantaytambo via taxi to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Tucked away in the upper Amazon Basin and only accessible by train, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Agua Calientes sits at the base of Machu Picchu. The day would soon arrive…Continue Reading “Exploring the Sacred Valley III – Ollantaytambo & Aguas Calientes”