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The Greatest Vacation….So Far, the details

How did you do it! If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me about the planning and organization of this trip, I’d be able to take the trip again.  The most difficult part of putting together this type of trip, one that includes tour guides, porters, cooks, transportation, airlines, hotels and […]

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Day 15, 16 & 17 ~ The Greatest Vacation…. So Far

Thursday, September 18th Part of the Gang, of course enjoying our Pisco Sour’s As you know by now, we are here in Lima primarily for some R&R after our trek to Machu Picchu.  The majority of our remaining days are made up of eating, drinking, walking and shopping.  We like to bring home things from […]

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Day 11 ~ The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Sunday, September 14th The Beauty of Machu Picchu In my last post we had just arrived at Machu Picchu, the culmination of 4 days trekking through the Andes along the famed Inca Trail.  Pain, Sickness, Tragedy, Joy, Fear, Apprehension, Appreciation, Wonder, Awe, Altitude Sickness, all of these things and more,  we experienced.  Although in fact, […]

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Day 10 Continued ~ The Greatest Vacation….so far

Saturday, September 13th Continued from the previous post. We all gathered, expect for Sandra and Christy, and went in with Nico for the historical tour of the Lost City of Machu Picchu.  He walked us through every part of the city pointing out the sacred locations, the meaning of the stone work through out along […]

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Day 10 – The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Saturday September 13th Our Porters woke us at 4 a.m., holy crap it is too early for this. I did not sleep very well at all last night.  In fact I have not slept well since Tuesday, no wonder I am so tired.  It has been very difficult for me to sleep here, in these […]

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Continued…. Day 9 – The Greatest Vacation….so far

Friday September 12th Continued from previous post. Our trek up to this point was a combination of up and down and took us about 4 hours to get to the lunch spot, it was a beautiful walk, less stressful today because we didn’t have to climb 4000 feet in a few hours. Although we had […]

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Day 9 – The Greatest Vacation….so far

Friday, September 12th 5:30 a.m., one of our Porters, has awakened us with Hot Water and Coffee, I must say you really do appreciate hot water after two days on the trail. 6 a.m. Breakfast, today we actually had a pretty nice Omelet I am quite surprised, how did these guys manage to lug fresh […]

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Day 8 – The Greatest Vacation….So Far

Thursday September 11th No Alarm Clock on the trail, so I guess I actually do get a reprieve, or at least I thought so.  Now I have human Alarm Clocks, namely the Porters who wake us at 5:30 a.m. Hot Cocoa and Cocoa Tea, we have 30 minutes to get our stuff packed up, Breakfast […]

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Day 7 – The Greatest Vacation….so far

Wednesday September 10th Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. 5 a.m. Truth is I don’t even need this damn alarm clock this morning, I am so excited to get started on our hike this morning.  I can feel the adrenaline in my body racing through my veins.  Along with the excitement and anticipation there is some trepidation. […]

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Day 5 – The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep Ok, this is really turning into a hate-hate relationship, I must stop planning things to happen in the morning. Me, trying to make a deal, the town of Urubamba I have been waiting for this day, for a long time.  Today we go River Rafting down the Urubamba River.  A quick […]

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Day 2~The Greatest Vacation….so far

Saturday, September 6th Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep Not again, oh wait, it’s 8:30, thats not so bad.  The benefits of black out shades in the hotel, whoever came up with that one, it’s a good idea.  Today is not going to be a particularly exciting day, however the good news is that I must have […]

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Day 1~ The Greatest Vacation……so far

Friday September 5th Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep Damn 2:30 a.m. time to get up It is now 4:45 a.m. and this will be day 1 of our trip.  You can tell we were pretty excited about this trip, I didn’t sleep well at all.  Early to bed last night due to this ridiculously early flight at 6 […]

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Coming Soon ~ The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Coming soon to Travelwithscott a series regarding a life changing vacation.  The Greatest Vacation……so far, the Trailer! Happy Travels http://www.travelwithscott.com

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My Greatest Vacation…..so far

A few years back, I took what today, is the best vacation I have ever had.  In fact in some ways it changed my life.  This was a trip that most likely I would have never taken if it wasn’t for one of my dear friends that we travel with frequently.  As we were pondering […]

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