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A Peruvian Honeymoon

Although we’ve been married for nearly three months, the giddiness of our wedding day returns the moment my husband, Cory, and I pass through security at New Jersey’s Newark International Airport. After nearly a year of planning, we are officially on our honeymoon!

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Time for a little R&R
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Kristen Kidder
We have no plans for our day in Lima other than trying to find the Museum of the Spanish Inquisition and sample some chifa in Chinatown. And although Cory is skeptical, I am confident that we can …
Monkeying around in the Amazon
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Kristen Kidder
It’s our last full day of the trip and I wake feeling much better, although not quite 100%. Because we missed much of our planned activities yesterday, the company has generously sent Javier …
Bird over the lake
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Kristen Kidder
Although we were supposed to spend the next 24 hours sailing and touring islands, it becomes obvious early on that I’m not going to be able to continue this leg of the trip. Plans are made to …
Parrots- As Common In The Amazon As Pigeons Are to NYC
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Kristen Kidder
Javier is the name of our new guide, and he picks us up at the hotel early in the morning. He’s our youngest yet, and says “yes, of course” in answer to most questions. He’s …
Jungle hike
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Kristen Kidder
The final leg of our journey begins today – a 9-hour bus ride that takes us to Puno and our activities on Lake Titicaca. We’re happy to meet up with a Canadian family who was with us for …
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Kristen Kidder
We rise early to meet Juan, who wants to show us as much of Machu Picchu as possible before the crowds descend. I’m excited, but also somewhat apprehensive. In my experience iconic sites …
Howler monkey
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Kristen Kidder
One of the (many) benefits we’ve found in traveling with a private guide is the flexibility of changing plans to better accommodate our interests and schedule. Cory and I were supposed to …
Cory posing majestically
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Kristen Kidder
The morning of our second camping day begins with a hike where I learn a very important lesson: even though you are wearing pants, you should still put bug spray on your legs. I’ve been …
Dusk on the lake
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Kristen Kidder
One of the reasons Cory and I chose the multi-sport tour was because it includes a little bit of everything. We wanted to relax on our honeymoon, to be sure, but we also wanted to explore, get a …
Sandoval Lake lodge
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Kristen Kidder
I have been looking forward to this day since we booked the trip – whitewater rafting! Cory seems to have recovered fully, and we both have a good laugh recounting the night’s …
The Amazon Awaits Our Arrival
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Kristen Kidder
I’m slightly apprehensive as we land in Cusco. Even though we’ve only been on the ground for a short time, I can already sense the abrupt change in sea level. And although Cory was able …
In the jungle together
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Kristen Kidder
Today was the earliest morning of them all – a 4am wake-up call for bird watching! We’re all so sleepy that we barely speak as Saul paddles us to land, but once we reach solid ground …
Sandoval Lake staff running with the luggage
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Kristen Kidder
We’ve been at the Lodge less than 24 hours and already we feel like pros. The routine is easy to master: pre-dawn outing, breakfast, free time, late morning outing, lunch, more free time, …
Getting off the plane
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Kristen Kidder
Booking the “Amazon Extension” was a spur-of-the-moment decision primarily motivated by our shared desire to see monkeys in the wild. (Honestly. And whenever we’d mention our trip, …
We made it!
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Kristen Kidder
Although we’ve been married for nearly three months, the giddiness of our wedding day returns the moment my husband, Cory, and I pass through security at New Jersey’s Newark International …

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