Bushwhacking Our Way Out of the [Peruvian Amazon]

It wouldn’t be a very good Amazon exploration without plenty of jungle hikes, so don’t be surprised that we started off day three that way. Despite what the Discovery Channel makes it seem like, wildlife usually does it’s best to stay hidden to avoid being eaten (or more sadly poached), so you’ve got to have…

Just a Wee Bit Sandy [Huacachina, Peru]

It’s been a while since I’ve done any ground transit south of the border so I’d kind of forgotten the mathematical formula for getting anywhere: quoted transit time x 1.5+ = true time. Taking a bus from Lima to Ica was a stark reminder of that. Over six (not four & a half) hours after…

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…