After reviewing the entries, we couldn't decide on winner so we're taking the easy way out and making YOU pick! Here are our top 5 submissions in alphabetical order based on nicknames that we gave them. Vote for your favorite(s) in the poll at the bottom! Finalist #1: Gorgeous Finalist #2: Grill Finalist #3: Mum… Continue reading Bossy the Llama Contest: VOTE for the Winner!
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
I admit, we arrived to Cuzco a bit apprehensive. Every time we had used a room rental company before, we had an apartment to ourselves rather than a single room in a B&B like we found ourselves in at that moment. Roomorama definitely picked a good property to place on their list. Not only were… Continue reading Experiencing Cuzco, Peru with Roomorama
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
Llamas are the best animals in the world. Anyone who says otherwise probably just got out of a lengthy relationship with a llama that ended badly because they weren't able to meet the physical and/or emotional needs of said llama (yes, it was their fault). Well, we here at Over Yonderlust want to remind you… Continue reading CONTEST: Bossy the Llama – Meme Caption
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?!
Welcome to Photo Essay Week! While we have had many adventures, none can really be summed up as much as the pictures speak. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? After everything that I had read and all the recommendations for Mancora Peru, I had somehow built up this stunning resort town that I… Continue reading Photo Essay: The REAL Mancora Peru
Welcome to Photo Essay Week! While we have had many adventures, none can really be summed up as much as the pictures speak. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? While wandering the dusty streets of Mancora, Peru we noticed that there was quite the hubbub going on. If you weren't staying in the… Continue reading Photo Essay: A Surprise Carnaval Celebration – Mancora, Peru
Our visit to Cuenca Ecuador was a very last minute decision. I actually thought of bypassing it so that we would have more time at the beach in Mancora, Peru (I can't help it, it calls to me!). We had a week to get to Lima and were planning our hops accordingly. After a few… Continue reading Photo Essay: Still Not Tired of Colonial – Cuenca Ecuador
Hey guys! If you haven't seen the buzz going around the travel community, there is an awesome new photo round up posts and I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots. Basically, you scour your photos for the best ones that you feel fit perfectly in the categories listed. So I'm super proud of… Continue reading 7 Super shots with @Hostelbookers
***Please excuse the picture quality as we took the pics on my iPhone 3GS. I had no clue what we were getting into.*** If there is one thing on this earth that Shaun and I are not ashamed to spend money on, it would be food. Living in Austin has spoiled our taste buds and… Continue reading A Foodie Experience at Tiesto’s in Cuenca, Ecuador
I did the one thing I said I would NEVER do. I guess when my mother asked me, "If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you?" didn't properly sink in as a child - because I went puenting. I, Erica, who is deathly afraid of heights, jumped off a bridge in Banos, Ecuador. And… Continue reading Episode 19 – Puenting: Banos, Ecuador
We have been in a video frenzy lately due to our travels and adventures in Banos, Ecuador. To be honest, I don't think pictures would have accurately captured our experiences. One of the must do/must see things in Banos is to go on a 60km downhill bike ride that happens to give you the opportunity… Continue reading Episode 18 – Waterfall Tour – Biking in Ecuador