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”

Exploring the Sacred Valley II – Salinas, Maras & Moray

In all honesty, writing about Peru has been a slow and tenuous process. It was a wonderful experience but in the midst of trouble stateside. It was the last trip we would take together but I’m glad it was to Machu Picchu. It’s tough to write about the adventure that, at times, I have a hard…Continue Reading “Exploring the Sacred Valley II – Salinas, Maras & Moray”

Alliance, Nebraska

It was the last real day of our roadtrip before driving through Utah and returning home. As we drove across Nebraska towards Cheyenne, WY,  there were only a few stops left on our itinerary.  We barreled across the state as storm clouds rolled in around us. We stopped off to grab McDonald’s while quickly checking the weather…Continue Reading “To Chicago & Back in Eight Days – Homeward Bound”