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2013 Peruvian Travel Adventures: dos ...

2013 Peruvian Travel Adventures: dos soles

With a little over 2 weeks before I leave for my 2013 Peruvian Adventures, I worked a bit more on my trip over the weekend.  I have all my lodgings confirmed, at least one of the two days entrance tickets to Machu Picchu purchased (still haven’t been able to successfully purchase the tickets for the […]

Travel Thoughts: The changing tides o...

Travel Thoughts: The changing tides of Travel

Over the weekend I read a cool book called “Cusco Calls” by Robert Karp which is more about a journey of enlightenment rather than about Peru, but it was an interesting book and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. In his book, Robert Karp mentions a book called “The Celestine Prophecy” by […]

How to Travel Outside of Your Comfort...

How to Travel Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Last year, I traveled to South America for the first time and I can still remember how nervous I was during my trip planning. I had never been to South America before, I speak only a  little bit of Spanish and then during my trip planning I had read several reports from a few travel […]

Is there another pilgrimage on the ho...

Is there another pilgrimage on the horizon?

So now that my Camino de Santiago has been postponed to September 2014, now what!  And I was so ready to hit the Camino trail.  I even purchased my pack and everything.  I even decided what special token I was going to leave at the Cruz de Ferro. Of course, I had to make a […]

Reality thinking . . .

Reality thinking . . .

Spent several minutes on Kayak to check out flights and prices to see how many sack lunches I need to bring to work in order to save up for my next trip.  Honestly, I had no idea that traveling to Africa would take 24 hours (not including layover times). Dang! I may have to rethink […]

So many Dreams to fulfill . . .

So many Dreams to fulfill . . .

I have not forgotten about my dreams to see Machu Picchu. Can this be the year!

More thinking . . .

More thinking . . .

Just thinking . . .

Just thinking . . .

Travel Thoughts: Peaks and Valleys ....

Travel Thoughts:  Peaks and Valleys . . .

Do you get pre-trip jitters?  If not, you’re a far better traveler than I. I am now a little more than 5 weeks away from my first South America Adventures and although I’ve done a lot of preparation work, I don’t feel ready. And it is this lack of confidence that gives me these “valley” […]

Travel Thoughts: Can my Dreams take ...

Travel Thoughts:  Can my Dreams take me to Africa next?

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Running, cycling and hiking gives me that rush! Music energizes and soothes my soul! Photography preserves my memories and tells my stories! Art provides beauty and fuels my imagination! History gives me knowledge, a deeper understanding for the present and hope for the future! Family & Friends warms my heart! And Travel . . . well Travel keeps me HAPPY!

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