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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO COME HOME

On my final flight I was struggling to stay awake after 24 hours in transit. I wouldn’t allow myself to fall asleep though — I was minutes away from coming home! As we began to descend over the Wasatch...
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USA SCRATCH MAP® GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway winners are Di and Rhenn who were randomly selected with the help of random.org. Congrats to Di and Rhenn! Thanks to everyone who entered!  Happy Fourth of July to all our American readers -- and...
The terraces and ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.

PERU PHOTO GALLERY: MACHU PICCHU

A visit to Machu Picchu was the icing on our year-long travel cake. While we would have loved to trek one of the beautiful routes to the ruins, at that point in our journey we lacked the energy and money to do...
Breathtaking view of Machu Picchu in Peru at a lovely spot where we lay down to rest.

ONE AND ONLY MACHU PICCHU

Many times throughout the previous year we met travelers who were making an effort to avoid crowded destinations. It's understandable, as who wants to deal with obnoxious tourists, souvenir hawkers,...
Khaosan Tokyo Original

STRUGGLES OF A TALL TRAVELER

We had just begun our bus ride to Peru from Bolivia when the in-trip entertainment began. The young woman in front of me -- a tourist -- tried to lean her seat back only, given the already limited leg room,...
Selfie stick in Bangkok

THE YEAR OF EBOLA, ISIS AND THE SELFIE STICK

What a crazy year it has been for our world! After being home for a week now, I've looked back on our year of traveling and am amazed at the unusual events that took place. Maybe I was more attuned to world...
Dancers fill the Plaza de Armas during the celebration of Cruz Velacuy in Cusco, Peru.

PERU PHOTO GALLERY: PUNO TO CUSCO

We departed Bolivia and entered Peru in the town of Yunguyo. From there it was a short bus ride to Puno where we spent a few days resting and exploring Lake Titicaca. Onto Cusco where we were fortunate enough...
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BOLIVIA’S WRESTLING CHOLITAS!

The crowd seemed bored, sitting through three bouts of sub-par lucha libre wrestling that spilled awkwardly in and out of the ring. Locals filled concrete bleachers on one side of the expansive Coliseo 12 de...
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

BOLIVIA PHOTO GALLERY

From San Pedro de Atacama in Chile we crossed into Bolivia by jeep, taking three days to explore magnificent landscapes on the way to Salar de Uyuni. Decorations inside the Bolivian border crossing, a...
Landscape Bolivia B&B in La Paz
4.8

LANDSCAPE BOLIVIA B&B IN LA PAZ

Landscape Bolivia B&B in La Paz was one of the prettiest hotels Mark and I stayed at on our trip. It looks like an old mansion that has been remodeled into a B&B with a beautiful staircase and amazing...
Britnee and our 4x4 on the three-day crossing to Uyuni, Bolivia.

CROSSING SALAR DE UYUNI BY JEEP

A 4:30 a.m. alarm after little sleep made our drive onto the Salar de Uyuni, (Uyuni Salt Flats), feel like a dream. Off to our right, color crept into the clear sky, first grey then a muted yellow. To our...
Residencial la Cabaña in Uyuni
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RESIDENCIAL LA CABANA IN UYUNI

After our jeep tour crossing from Chile to Bolivia, Mark and I chose to rest for one night in Residencial la Cabaña in Uyuni. To sum it up, it was alright for just one night. Private Room: Our private room...