Sacred Valley Explora

We arrived into Cusco in the late afternoon.  As always in this part of the world the descent in through the Andes mountain range was spectacular.  Cusco itself looked from the air just like a large town, quaint and pretty.  We were heading about a 1.5hour drive away from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.  By…

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Galapagos… You Tell Me That It’s Evolution

In my mind it appears so remote, stuck far out in the ocean somewhere off South America, a few specks in the Pacific. There were questions that needed an answer. How do you get there?  Will it take forever?  Who goes there and why do they go? And what is there?  Why is it so…

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Getting Up Close and Personal With Galapagos Wildlife

I was scrambling to finish reading On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection – a book that most will have read or at least heard of – as I packed for the Galapagos Islands trying to imagine what these bizarre and significant islands would be like. We boarded a flight in Quito,…

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Mashpi Lodge

One of only 5 properties in South America to gain a spot on National Geographic’s impressive ‘Unique Lodges of the World’ list, Mashpi Lodge uses unique architecture to blend seamlessly within the lush greenery of the 3,200 acre cloud forest in which it is nestled. Eco-centric, community minded and dedicated to sustainability, I immediately fell…

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Iconic Machu Picchu

This was a ‘life list’ trip for me and one I had never thought I’d get to at this time in my life.  To say I was blown away by Peru in general is an understatement.  It is simply beautiful no matter where you look.  Surrounded by the Andes, green rolling hills, quaint brooks and…

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Chilling Out In Chiloé

I’ve been to Chile a few times now, but nothing ever surpasses that amazing feeling of flying in across the Andes mountain range. It’s stunning and you just know that what you are going to experience in Chile will be special. I’d never even heard of Chiloé Island prior to this trip.  No bucket list…

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South Georgia Islands, Worth The Detour

What do you know about the South Georgia Islands?  When I was booking my cruise to Antarctica, I was told by a friend that I have to go there mainly to see the King penguins and I’m so glad I did! South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It…

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Close To Nature In The Heart Of Torres Del Paine

Patagonia is a magnificently beautiful rugged region stretching across part of Chile and Argentina. In the heart of Patagonia is Torres Del Paine National Park.  Here the weather is extreme and can turn in an instant and you can find yourself at the mercy of Mother Nature as she throws it all at you. No…

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Cycling, Tango and Steak in Buenos Aires

This was not my first visit to Buenos Aires, but this time we decided to stay in the local area of Palermo outside the main city area.  Such a great location for restaurants, bars and shopping and still easy to access all areas of the city. A highlight of our time in Buenos Aires was…

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