Lost in the Jungle [Peruvian Amazon]

After our escapades in the desert oasis of Huacachina, it was time to head to Iquitos, a city in northern Peru, on the cusp of the Amazon Rainforest. So close, in fact, that during the rainy season part of Iquitos is overtaken by water. We came here to see the famed Amazon and spend a…

The Incaest Inca Trail [Part 2]

While we had completed the hardest day of the trek on day two with umpteen feet of elevation gain and descent, day three would be our longest hike with approximately 9-10 miles (15km) of trekking, depending on which measurement system you use. Fun fact – people are not great at km to miles conversion and…

Amigo! Amigo? ..Amigo??? [Inca Trail, Peru]

What a treat it was to be able to sleep in until 4:45 the morning we set out to hike the 44km of the Inca Trail (also known as the classic trail) leading up to Machu Picchu! We purposefully packed super light because we wanted to put our friendship to the test with four days…

A Tale of Two Shitty Planes [US > Peru]

After waiting for what feels like forever, we’re both free! Our first stop as a misfit family is Peru to finally hike the Inca trail three years after we initially decided to. Chris and Justin were coming from Key West to fly out of Ft. Lauderdale, and Krista from Madison on a three legger with…

Key WEST? I thought you said WEAST! (Key West, Florida)

One final stop before Peru saw me in Key West for my friend Oley’s bachelor party. Meeting me there were two of my best friends who you may recognize from other posts, Seth and Jeiny. Not to mention the bachelor himself, another of my best friends from Madison, and 10 more hooligans from his younger…

A Fire (& Ice) Roadtrip [Week 2]

I left off the first half of this story wondering whether we’d peaked. Well, the answer was no because the trip kept getting better! Day 7: I can’t feel my toes when I’m with you.. but I love it. Despite having braved some unpleasantly cold conditions on a hike the day prior, Chris would probably…

A Fire (& Ice) Roadtrip Itinerary [Iceland Week 1]

We promised this info here a while ago and although later than hoped, I’m not one to break a pinky swear. Now, I won’t pretend like we actually deserve any credit for planning (most of) this because we don’t. Our soon-to-be-mountaineering-guide and bestie Justin (aka Jeiny aka Jeinbag aka Jeinosaur) did all the legwork. And…

Get Busy Living [Madison, Wisconsin.. aka Home]

If we haven’t made it apparent to this point, we live for adventure. We’re constantly pushing our physical limits, doing things other people wouldn’t even consider (like 140.6 mile triathlons), or other objectively stupid things.. like diving to 170ft on a whim and trying to trade BCDs while ‘narced.’ Knowing this, I straight up made…

Shark Bait Ho Ha Ha! [Playa Del Carmen, Mexico]

When I decided to move to the UK in December of 2020, the country was just coming out of its second national lockdown and things were starting to look a lot like CHRIStmas (literally and figuratively). So, while the US struggled with how to stop a president from using Twitter, I moved to what I…