...not really but if you look at the pictures below, you can understand why. Seriously though, do you know how creepy it is to be horseback riding through saguaros and red mountains (like those found near Phoenix vacation rentals) and convincing yourself you aren't in Arizona? As we walked onto the dusty ranch, and I… Continue reading Tupiza, Bolivia Made Me Shout YEEHAW!
Welcome to another wonderful PHOTO ESSAY WEEK! While I'm sure we have a million stories, nothing can really describe the amazingness of the last few weeks we experienced in Bolivia. Today we bring you the "off the beaten track but not really since there is a tour bus going out there" Tarabuco Market (Sundays only)… Continue reading Photo Essay: Tarabuco Market – Markets in South America
Welcome to another wonderful PHOTO ESSAY WEEK! While I'm sure we have a million stories, nothing can really describe the amazingness of the last few weeks we experienced in Bolivia. We chose to participate in the 1 day tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats after realizing we were short on both money and time. There… Continue reading Photo Essay: Uyuni Salt Flats
Welcome to another wonderful PHOTO ESSAY WEEK! While I'm sure we have a million stories, nothing can really describe the amazingness of the last few weeks we experienced in Bolivia. Let's just say we were happy to spend a week in Sucre Bolivia after our La Paz experiences. Not only is the place super chill… Continue reading Photo Essay: Sucre Bolivia
When I was in the 4th grade, Jurassic Park came out and rocked our world. I was one of the millions of kids who heartily exclaimed, "I want to be a paleontologist!" with a little too much glee. Hey, I think Shaun was doing that too. I'm not the only one. Regardless, I find myself… Continue reading Geek Alert: Dinosaur Museum in Sucre, Bolivia
Besides Machu Picchu, the Amazon has held my heart and my imagination for I can't even tell you how long. Since I was a kid I would dream about the mysteries and unknowns that can be found in this mystical, undiscovered place. You really don't know what to expect. So little can be found in… Continue reading Into the Unknown: The Bolivian Amazon
"ORURO! ORURO! ORUROOOOOOOOOO!" the ticket sellers proclaimed. Saturday was the peak day for Carnaval and the bus station in La Paz was packed to the brim with people ready to get on with their Carnaval festivities. Excitement was in the air. Everyone was ready to head out. We nervously awaited our bus ride out to… Continue reading Carnaval in Oruro, Bolivia on a Budget
Just a few bits to get a good idea of the very cute and quaint town Copacabana Bolivia on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca. To get to Isla del Sol, many people tend to camp out here before taking the ferry over. 🙂 Quick tip: It gets very cold on Copacabana and Isla del… Continue reading Photo Friday: Copacabana Bolivia
I think we like to pretend that we are hikers. Seriously. It is like I want to be that person who hikes the world and sees these amazing landscapes. And somehow I end up dragging Shaun to go with me. Do we ever regret it? Well, maybe one time, if you count Volcan Santa Maria,… Continue reading Isla del Sol: Nickled and Dimed at the Birthplace of the Sun
I swear that there is always a celebration or a holiday no matter where we go in Latin America. I can say without a doubt that these people love to party. There are so many festivals in Peru! We arrived in Puno, Peru while the the Virgin de la Candelaria celebrations were in full swing,… Continue reading Stumbling on Virgin de la Candelaria Celebrations in Puno, Peru
The sun was setting behind the Andes, filling the sky with beautiful orange and pink hues but I barely noticed. I stood at the fence, anxiously peering down the tracks waiting for our train to come into view. Not an ideal way to pass the time, but it helped keep my excited fidgeting down to… Continue reading Embracing Cliche in Machu Picchu
Have you ever found yourself stumbling upon something so weird and new, bizarre and thought-provoking? The culture in Peru gave us one of those moments. We found ourselves in one of those experiences in Cusco, Peru by complete serendipity. We had no intention on being there, we just happened to be. We heard the drums,… Continue reading Photo Essay: Culture in Peru – Traditional Dances
If you have been keeping up with us, you can understand my obsession with churches and cathedrals abroad. I think it is because there is a distinct lack of them in the United States. It would definitely make the cities a bit more interesting if you had dramatic architecture like this. The basilica in Quito… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – The Basilica in Quito, Ecuador
One of the hardest things about being an artist is that sometimes, you just don't want to have anything to do with your craft. I've run into this multiple times when it comes with photography. One of the reasons I love to travel is because I become inspired with the surroundings. I feel the need… Continue reading Being Inspired in Cusco, Peru
Call me ignorant. Please. We just didn't study South America much as a kid in school. Honestly, I think that is how it has kept all its wonder over the years. Somehow when I think of Peruvian cities, I think of the dusty roads of Mancora, or the colonial style that is found in Cuenca,… Continue reading This is Lima Peru?!