Packing List

Austin: The Details

I’m writing this post from a hotel room in Hot Springs, South Dakota!  We’ve been busy exploring the Black Hills area with some local family this week, so I haven’t gotten online much.  This is our last night here, and I wanted to send my last Austin post out while it was still in my memory.

Check here and here for more on our weekend in the Texas capital last month.

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Mexico: The Details

If you’ve been following along thus far, you know we had a great time exploring the Yucatan Peninsula a few weeks ago.  True to form, I couldn’t just have fun…I had to get home and analyze the entire trip.  But let’s be honest, this is part of the fun for me anyway. (more…)

Volunteering and Exploring in Peru

What's more Peruvian than llamas?

What’s more Peruvian than llamas?

I had the pleasure of spending over 2 weeks in Peru this past August/September.  We flew out of Boston on August 28th, 2015, and didn’t come back until the 14th of  September.  We spent one week volunteering in Cusco, and the rest of the time we just explored.  Peru was absolutely amazing.  We were able to do the most of the “Gringo Trail” as the locals call it, and see the all of Southern Peru.  We spent time in Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Arequipa, Huacachina/Ica, and Paracas.

Further down the post I’ll outline my budget and packing list for anyone that wants to plan a similar trip.

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