New year, new adventures! 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting travel year for us to new locales and experiences as well as much-loved frequently visited destinations such as London and “home” with family and friends in San Diego. While we love the architecture, gastronomy, museums, and the electric buzz that pulses through cities big and small across the world, nature is what really re-energizes us and some of our best travel memories come from trips that were centered around the great outdoors such as our campervan trip around Iceland’s Ring Road chasing waterfall after waterfall, kayaking the deep blue fjords in Norway, steaming ourselves in the hot springs of Peru’s Colca Canyon, and seeing Old Faithful erupt right on time at Yellowstone National Park.
Missed Part 2? Get caught up here! Well, it’s official: Dan and I have now aged a couple decades and have become birding people. I love a good treasure hunt — whether it actually be finding buried loot on some island or isolating all the mix-ins in a pint of […]
Missed Part 1? Check it out here! After an enjoyable first day in the jungle in search of poison dart frogs on our hike to the Pucayaquillo waterfall and effectively managing to evade the wrath of any mosquitos with plentiful dousings of bug spray, the program for our second full […]
Our second venture into the varied landscape of Peru brought us to Tarapoto, a cloud forest city in northern Peru located in the high jungle plateau of the Amazon Basin. As our plane descended into the “City of Palms” over muddy chocolate rivers — fitting as one of the areas biggest […]
After two months in our new locale of Lima, Peru, we took our first trip out of the gray, foggy city leaving behind the vestiges of the southern hemisphere winter along the coast and headed south to Peru’s sunnier wine region of Ica. Dan and I were and are still struggling […]