To say our small company of travelers do not always enjoy the rewards of a new dawning day is perhaps best captured by a direct quote from my 14 year old, who, when I attempted to wake her at 5:15am to make our 6am train to Aguas Caliente let it be known that my efforts … More The Lost City
Launching ourselves toward the big event of Machu Picchu had begun with our flight to Cusco but the next important leg was getting to the train station down the valley in the wonderful and ancient wee town of Ollantaytambo. We got ourselves to a zestier part of Cusco where “combi” buses and idling taxis waited … More Down the Sacred Valley
We had a fantastic day-time flight from Lima, up over the snow glistening Andes and southbound to the Sacred Valley of the Inka. We went from sea level to 3400M in an hour and it really had an impact on us for the first 18 hours or so. Nora slept 14 straight hours and the … More The Ancient Capital
On our first full day in the city we hopped on the obligatory double decker tourist bus, to gain a sense of proportion of the enormous city of approximately 10 million and to gain a brief introduction to a few of the main historical and cultural high points. The dual Spanish/English guide was notably effusive … More Lovely Lima
There is only ever one first day of a trip and this one was hugely pregnant with expectation due to its year long duration and the fact that most of our destinations are wholly new to us. As a result, a first day can be emotionally tricky but I am happy to report we were … More Off to Peru!
Our family has always loved Scavenger and Treasure Hunts. Richard and I have designed and delivered Christmas and Birthday Hunts for the kids since they were very small. This trip seemed like a perfect opportunity to take that experience to a global scale. Also, since we’ll be homeschooling (or road-schooling), we are hoping to use our travel … More Global Field Trip