Machu Picchu, the haunting ruins of Peru, has been calling me for more than 10 years. I first saw this magical place on a travel show and was instantly drawn to it. But this trip is much more than that; 12 days of adventure await me and my group members. White water rafting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and kayaking throughout the remote regions of Peru are on the agenda.
As a single traveler I typically avoid group travel packages because the risk of incompatibility is high. However, in this instance I was lucky enough to get in a group with only 2 others…brothers. My only concern then was being the only female and slowing the group down…I prayed my ongoing exercise routine and diligent training would pay off. As my flight prepared to leave Los Angeles, I was full of excitement and mentally prepared myself for what I believed would be a trip of a lifetime.