Welcome to Travel Journal #3! This week we embarked on a new adventure! We have left Playa del Carmen and have moved to the island of Cozumel. It’s always hard … Continue Reading So long Playa del Carmen. Hello Cozumel!
The Oasis of Huacachina stands out as a striking contrast to the towering sand dunes that surround the town. The coast of Southern Peru is dominated by the Sechura desert, … Continue Reading Huacachina Oasis
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. This meant that we would be flying into Lima to begin the festivities. The city is a big sprawling mess, … Continue Reading Lima, Peru
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 was supposed to be the gateway to Machu Picchu. It was supposed to be somewhere we stopped on the way somewhere else. Instead, it quickly became one of our … Continue Reading Cusco & The Sacred Valley of the Inca
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 Machu Picchu: Lost City in the Clouds
Tikal is a legendary Mayan city located in the northern wilderness of Guatemala. There are many reasons why this is a can’t miss bucket-list destination. This site has some of … Continue Reading Mayan Ruins of Tikal
Our mission was simple: we wanted to visit the Mayan Ruins in Tikal. We only had a short window of time to accomplish this goal. While it is possible to take … 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.
Salkantay mountain is one of the most spectacular places either of us have ever been to. This is the story of two incredible mountains that we found in the Andes; … Continue Reading Salkantay & Humantay: Two mountains in the Andes
Travel journal #1 This is where it all begins! This is the first ever post for “Travel Around the Galaxy”. The two of us are both excited to begin this … Continue Reading The adventure is out there!