La Paz
South America, Thoughts, Travel

Romance and Llama Salami in La Paz, Bolivia

Long term traveling can be really hard on a relationship. Even after 8 years of marriage and 13 years together, occasionally Shaun and I want to kill each other. So as Valentines approached, we made sure to make a day of it. Romance was going to be our forte. I used to be against it… Continue reading Romance and Llama Salami in La Paz, Bolivia

Isla del Sol
Photography, South America, Travel

Isla del Sol: Nickled and Dimed at the Birthplace of the Sun

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

Festivals in Peru
Photography, South America, Travel

Stumbling on Virgin de la Candelaria Celebrations in Puno, Peru

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

bossy the llama
Contest

Bossy the Llama Contest: VOTE for the Winner!

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!

Machu Picchu
Photography, South America, Travel

Embracing Cliche in Machu Picchu

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

Culture in Peru
Photography, South America, Travel

Photo Essay: Culture in Peru – Traditional Dances

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

Roomorama
Other, South America

Experiencing Cuzco, Peru with Roomorama

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

Basilica in Quito
Photography, South America, Travel

Photo Friday: HDR – The Basilica in Quito, Ecuador

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

Cusco
Photography, South America, Travel

Being Inspired in Cusco, Peru

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

Bossy the llama
Contest

CONTEST: Bossy the Llama – Meme Caption

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

Lima Peru
Photography, South America, Travel

This is Lima 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?!

mancora peru
Photography, Travel

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? 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

Carnaval in Peru
Photography, South America, Travel

Photo Essay: A Surprise Carnaval Celebration – 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

Cuenca Ecuador
Photography, South America, Travel

Photo Essay: Still Not Tired of Colonial – Cuenca Ecuador

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

Hostelbookers
Contest, Photography

7 Super shots with @Hostelbookers

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