--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Blogs News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Elizabeth Conway Earlier this year, I had the rare opportunity to travel with my 12-year-old daughter, Gabs, to Costa Rica. Exclusively a mother-daughter trip, all other siblings, husbands, grandparents, friends and … Author Lynessa Nelson So I'm not much of a swimmer and don't enjoy water sports as much as some people, but this morning's snorkeling tour on the Sirena Azul Sailboat was wonderful! We started out at Blue Tang … Author Dawn Ross We were up at 6am to a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our flight to Cusco departed at 10:10 am via TACA airlines. They served nice sandwich and danish. The view on the flight was … Author Peter Smets On the way back to Cusco we stopped at a weavers co-op where local women are preserving the art of producing hand woven fabric made from llama and alpaca. Its all spun by hand and dyed using all … Author Dawn Ross Today we started our big adventure. Diane and I are 55 years old with 3 grown children. We had read about hiking the Inca Trai to Machu Picchu and decided it was something we would like to do. We … Author Peter Smets Up early and got picked up for our trip by train to Aguas Calientes and Mach Picchu. Checked in to the Mapi hotel. Wow! what a room. Off to the famous site where we spent the next 6 hours in awe at … Author Lynessa Nelson Today we relaxed again in the morning. We felt soooooo pampered by everyone at Victoria House because they waited on you hand and foot. It was interesting to chat with the staff too who gave us some … Author Peter Smets Up at 6:00, more tea and another fabulous breakfast. The porters are unbelievable. We leave before they do and then later they would pass us on the trail and have everything set up again when we get … Author Andrea Edwards Almost home. As I look at all the fresh people on my flight, the ones who showered this morning and look and smell better than me, I comfort myself with the secret knowledge that 48 hours ago they … Author Peter Smets Up at 5:45am and the guys brought us some nice hot tea and then on to breakfast. Another beautiful day. At around 7:00am Victor arrived out of nowhere and played and his harp and sang some … Author Andrea Edwards Today is the longest and saddest day of the trip. Cusco to Lima to Miami to Dallas to Seattle for one of us, Cusco to Lima to Miami to Chicago to Little Rock for the other. To add insult to injury, … Author Lynessa Nelson So I promised myself to wake up this morning at six in order to make up for going to bed at 9pm. Eleven hours later, we finally awoke at 8am and headed down to breakfast. I think we may have needed … Author Shahnaz Ahmed Flight got there on time, but I had a good 7 hour layover. I think I spent some time sleeping, some time charging my phone, some time talking on the phone. I wish I would have paid attention to the … Author Peter Smets Up early. It was mothers day so Peggy got the royal treatment with a rose and confetti from Edwin. It was so exciting when we finally started to hike. We are in our glory.
Passed through Socma … Author Andrea Edwards We're up at 5 a.m. to pack and catch the first bus back to Machu Picchu. This morning we're hiking up to Intipunku, the Sun Gate. It's Mother's Day and I can't help but think of my own mother as we … Author Lynessa Nelson It is such a relief to arrive into Belize City without a hangup on our international flights! Every time I've traveled in the last seven years internationally, there has been some sort of delay or … Author Shahnaz Ahmed Woke up early for breakfast and was already packed up from the night before so we were ready to go. Guy from Adventure Life had us fill out some form as an evaluation and then we were off in the van … Author Peter Smets We never realized that there were so many Inca ruins or that their empire was so large. It made us sad to realize how much of their culture and history is lost forever.
Saw Pucapucara, Tambomachay, … Author Andrea Edwards Today is the day! We're on our way to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu for gosh sakes! After breakfast we take the train from Ollyantaytambo to Aquas Calientes. The train ride itself is beautiful. No … Author Lynessa Nelson Sullivan celebrates Cinco de Mayo by riding to work in style
Well, we made it to our office goal of 100% perfect participation for Bike Walk Bus Week! In case you missed it, we are kicking off a … Author Shahnaz Ahmed This entry is a day late.
So yesterday started at the breakfast table with Ronnie our tour guide came up to Salman was asked if he was *Sohlmone*. Then he introduced himself. I was a bit worried … Author Peter Smets Overnight was a blur as we arrived in Lima at 12:30 am. Slept some in the airport but mostly not. Our connecting flight arrived in Cusco at 6:45am and we were met by Willie, our driver and Edwin, our … Author Andrea Edwards Our journey today takes us through the Sacred Valley. As we head out of Cusco, Santiago plays the Beatles' The Long and Winding Road, and it's just perfect.
First stop: a llama farm. We feed the …