Located just off the coast from Paracas (about 3-hours south of Lima) is the small island chain known as the Ballestas Islands. These rocky islands are only accessible by boat from … Continue Reading The Ballestas Islands
The small town of Paracas is a stopover for most overlanders who are traveling south from Lima. While the town itself is nice, what draws people here are the natural … Continue Reading Paracas National Reserve
The first stop on our South America adventure was Peru. The city is a big sprawling mess, a hectic mix of modern and historic, a loud and in your face … Continue Reading Lima, Peru
After traveling along the coast of Peru for a few days we began to make our way into the mountains. This would be our first taste of the Andes – … Continue Reading Arequipa
The Colca Canyon is one of the world’s deepest – almost twice as deep as the Grand Canyon – with a depth of over 3200-meters. A spectacular sight to see, … Continue Reading Hiking in the Colca Canyon
The Salkantay Trek is a 5-day hike through the mountains, which takes you from Cusco to Machu Picchu and back again. We chose this one as an alternative to the … Continue Reading The 5-day Salkantay Trek in Pictures
Cusco quickly became one of our favourite places we visited on our recent trip to South America. We spent nearly a week here before and after our 5-day trek to … Continue Reading Cusco & The Sacred Valley
When we decided to start planning our trip to South America, the number one goal we set our sights on was a visit to Machu Picchu. Located in the jungles … Continue Reading The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was one of our main targets when we were planning our trip to South America in the fall of 2017. We landed in Lima and had just over a … Continue Reading City in the Clouds: Machu Picchu
Wow! Tikal has always been on our bucket list for a long time and we’re so excited to finally visit. Located in what is now the jungles of Northern Guatemala, … Continue Reading Mayan Ruins of Tikal
Our mission was simple: we wanted to visit the Mayan Ruins in Tikal and had a short window of time to accomplish our goal. While it is possible to take public … Continue Reading How to rent a car in Mexico and drive it to Tikal
I have wanted to visit the ruins at Tikal for a long time now. It was one of the most important cities in the Mayan world and the temples and structures that remain today are some of the best.
One of the most spectacular – and challenging – places I’ve ever hiked to, the majestic views of Salkantay are worth every bit of the effort. The mountain rises nearly … Continue Reading Two mountains in the Andes: Salkantay & Humantay
This is travel journal #1, where it all begins! The first ever post for “Travel Around the Galaxy”… We are both just so excited to begin this new project! We … Continue Reading The adventure is out there!