My Photos : Caryn Hanson
Every segment of our trip was top-notch. The weather was great, along with the food, the tours, the lodging, the transportation and the people. We made a stop at Mantay in Cusco to deliver peace pals and medical supplies. We were very impressed to learn that Adventure Life has a relationship with the shelter. Thanks to Milagros in Lima, we learned about the Mantay Shelter in Cusco. My friends and I knitted 26 peace pals to distribute to the mama and baby residents there. Mantay Shelter provides safety and education for abused teenage mothers and their children.After a break in and robbery of the computers and televisions, Adventure Life helped to heighten the brick wall and install electric protection around the shelter. It also helped to solve several plumbing problems in the bathroom. We all greatly appreciated having our own \'\'private\'\' tours. With just 4 of us, we could all fit into a van and could interact better with our guides. This kind of intimacy is not possible with a large group on a bus. We were able to stop for pictures and ask questions whenever we wanted to. Also we were able to drive to locations that a big tour bus could not reach, for instance the salt mines.Thanks to Adventure Life for giving us the opportunity to share with people in Peru.
Read my journal : Our Trip to Peru & Mantay Shelter
My Photos : Lynessa Nelson
Our Peru travels took us from Lake Titicaca to the Sacred Valley and the fantastic Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. We finished our Peru trip with a few days in Cusco. Good people, great food, inspiring culture and unforgettable landscape.
Read my journal : Peru trip 2010! Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and more
My Photos : 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 Airport. After nearly a year of planning, we are officially on our honeymoon!
Read my journal : A Peruvian Honeymoon
My Photos : Chris Stanford
We toured around Peru from Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca and saw the rich culture and natural beauty of the country and its people. Our Manco Multisport Peru tour included rafting the Urubamba river, mountain biking Malaga Pass, hiking through the Pacamayo Valley, and a homestay on Lake Titicaca. An all around adventurous and packed Peru tour!
Read my journal : My Peruvian Adventure
My Photos : Helen LeMaire
Our Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Adventure: Nothing prepares you for Machu Picchu, not pictures, descriptions, or words. Going to Machu Picchu has been a dream of mine for many years. Although I\'d read about the amazing accomplishments, the actual trip, with a fantastic guide whose name is Marco, brought this journey to life and gave it its due. This is a magnificent country, with vistas that defy imagination.
Read my journal : Our Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca Adventure
My Photos : Noel Swanson
My philosophy has always been that life is too short to do things you don’t enjoy, and too short to be missing out on doing things you do want to do. That is why I built my business in the way I did – so that it would free me up to do what I want to do. Our Brazil and Peru tours were interesting - but huge. Everytime we went to a new place, it was a full day’s traveling.
Read my journal : Our Brazil and Peru Tours