I recently completed the 5 day/4 night Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu that I booked through Journey Machu Picchu. The trek was the week of May 23rd, and I was excited and terrified to go, but it was a beautiful adventure. I learned a lot about the way that I want to hike in the… Continue reading 5 Day/4 Night Salkantay Trek: What I Know…
I have 10 days, and approximately 3 hours, before my plane takes off. My bedroom floor is littered with all of the items I’ve collected over the last year that will eventually be organized, folded, compressed, and stuffed into a backpack. Fittingly, a framed piece of glass that I bought a few weeks ago to hang… Continue reading Preparing for Peru: 10 Days to Go!
This is short, but as promised in the previous post, I wanted to talk a little bit about the cost of my trip and what you would need to consider. To make it easy for reference, here is a list of the items I spent money on: GVN Application Fee: $250 Vaccinations: Varies by program… Continue reading Preparing for Peru: Program Cost
As my volunteer trip to Peru quickly approaches, I thought I would start to journal some things; both for myself and for anyone that might be interested in following in my footsteps. I’ll publish several posts over the next few months. I’ll hopefully post a few while I’m there, but plan to keep a… Continue reading Preparing for Peru: Choosing the Program
When I was a kid, I really loved California. I dreamed of driving Highway 1, laying on white sand beaches, and rubbing elbows with celebrities. I would tell my friends that I was going to college at UCLA to become a pediatrician, and I planned to spend my weekends surfing when I wasn’t out on the town with my… Continue reading I’m sorry California. I get it now!
I have always been a dreamer; always thinking about what I want to do with my life. I know that we start this at about age 3, and based on what I hear from people both younger and much older than me, this never stops. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I love that I’m always growing… Continue reading Email Is Killing Me
Oh, Cabo, you are the lover that I never had and never knew I wanted. Alright, alright… maybe that’s a bit much, but I can honestly say that I fell in love with Mexico all over again while in Cabo San Lucas! After many trips to the area around Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel, I was… Continue reading Cabo San Lucas, I miss you so
My rating: Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos is a beautiful resort, and I’m so happy we chose it. It was another trip for ‘The Five‘…plus 2, and it was to celebrate Shannon’s 50th! I loved the resort and seriously did not want to leave. The food was good, the hotel was beautiful, the room was comfortable, the staff… Continue reading Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
I’m surprised at how much I’ve been away from home the last 3 months. I have traveled a lot for work, pleasure, and family since April. I have traveled so much that I am finally one of those people that can pack for a week long trip in about 30 mins…and in a carry on!!… Continue reading My 5 Musts for Travel
Going to exotic locales like Ohio are just one of the perks of my glamorous job! As I said in the previous post, I really like to just head out in whatever city I’m in and walk around. It’s not Paris, but you can find some interesting sights. I was able to stumble upon a… Continue reading Columbus and Indy