Tag Archives: Trekking

Amalfi Lemon’s are so Divine

Without a doubt one of my favorite places in the World.  If you have followed me or read a post or two you already know my feelings about Italy and specifically the Amalfi Coast.  I am excited to get back there this May for my annual trip.  In the meantime, I wanted to share this […]

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6 Travel tips you need right now!

Travel can be fun, emotional, rewarding and frustrating.  I have a little experience with travel, in fact I have been keeping track of my travel for the past 10 years now and when I look back there has been a whole lot of packing going on. 625 trips 1953 days on the road (yikes, that […]

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Antigua and the Baile de la Conquista

When traveling around the world what excites you the most? Is it the art of the region or maybe the architecture of the buildings around you, the people or maybe it’s the food.  I love all of that stuff too, but what really excites me is the culturally significant events that various people around the […]

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A Colorful Journey… Beautiful Santa Fe

So often my domestic travels take me to beautiful places throughout the United States, but rarely do I travel domestically for pleasure.  It seems it’s always for work and we all know what happens when you travel that way.  It’s difficult to enjoy and really experience the location you’ve traveled to.  Not this time, this […]

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A Walk in the Sky

Do you wish you could walk on the sky?  Is it even possible?  Yes, if you visit Arizona’s Grand Canyon Sky Walk.  If your afraid of heights, you may not be interested in doing this.  But is one magnificent way to see the Grand Canyon.  Commissioned and owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe, it was […]

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The Day of Rest….Arizona Style

The Day of Rest series is designed to be nothing more than an easy way for me to put something up on the weekend without it interfering with my Coffee and Newspaper, no matter where I am located.  Those two things are universal for me.  I am a native Arizonian, sometimes known as a zonie. […]

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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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