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.

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,...
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. On to Cusco to witness the colorful...
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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. With seven of us packed into at Toyota Land Cruiser, we...
Landscape Bolivia B&B in La Paz
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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 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 was...
Hostal Millantu in San Pedro de Atacama
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HOSTAL MILLANTU IN SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Hostal Millantu was a cute hostel outside of San Pedro de Atacama. My favorite things about it were the hammocks outside and the beautiful views of Volcano Licancabur. Private Room: We stayed in two of the...
Mark in Valle de la Luna, Chile

THE MAGIC OF THE ATACAMA

Drink water. Put on Chapstick. Repeat. This was my ritual every couple of minutes while in San Pedro de Atacama. It lived up to its reputation as the world's driest desert when Mark and I visited at the...
Valle de la Luna outside San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA PHOTO GALLERY

After getting cold in Patagonia, we were back in shorts and flip flops in the Atacama Desert during our stay in San Pedro de Atacama. We felt right at home visiting the surrounding red-rock landscapes that...
Wind-swept trees along the trail in Torres del Paine, Chile.

PATAGONIA PHOTO GALLERY

It was quite a detour to get to the "end of the world" but it was worth it. We made the long journey to Punta Arenas with plans of visiting Torres del Paine and were rewarded with a window of wonderful weather...
Volcano Calbuco eruption 2015

A SURPRISE VISIT TO VOLCANO CALBUCO

Seeing an active volcano was never on our to-do list. So imagine our surprise when Volcano Calbuco erupted while we were in Chile. Mark and I first heard about the volcano's eruption from a video clip posted...