Monthly Archives: July 2015



I'm convinced that if you follow the yellow brick road it will invariably lead you to Valparasio, Chile. A small city of about 200,000 people, Valparasio is actually one of the most important seaports in the South Pacific and a big university town as well. However, it's so much more [...]

Cordillera Huayhuash

I should have known things were going to go awry when I caught food poisoning the night before we left. I haven't had it in over 25 years, but the night before the biggest hike of my life and...pow! I had signed up with Inkaland TreksĀ to do the Cordillera Huayhuash [...]

Mancora to Huaraz – The Two Faces of Peru

After action-packed Ecuador in rather frigid temps, a few days on the beach in Peru was more than welcomed. The only obstacle was another eight-hour roller coaster of a bus ride to get there, but I needed some heat and sand and something to drink with an umbrella in it [...]