• Travel

    Week three in San Luis Potosí, Ixtapaluca and Cusco (LATAM 2019) – Part 2

    It’s time to go explore Peru! Machu Picchu has been an item on my bucket list since it was first created in 2012. That being the case, you will understand that I’m ever so slightly excited about this part of my journey! If it weren’t for that single bucket list item, this whole trip would not be happening. That makes it kind of a big deal for me. Having said that though, due to my recent health issues, I’ve had to make some minor (ok major…) adjustments to this part of the adventure. Originally, Ashley and I were going to take a stab at the 2-5 day hiking opportunities for…

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    Planning my 6-week trip to Latin America: The birth of an epic journey! (2019)

    It’s funny, you know. As I think back on the last few months, I notice just how amazing the organic development of life can be. A little while ago, I posted an article on one of my life list items: Climbing Machu Picchu. It’s been one of the top items on my must-do list since 2012. It was a goal I set myself to complete this year – come what may. As I started looking into the logistics of the trip though, this one goal turned into something much bigger. Originally, I planned to meet up with some friends in New York to fly down to Peru and hike Machu…

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    My Life List: Travel to one new country for every year of my life

    How it started Back in 2012, when I first created my bucket list over at Relocationjunkie.com, I had a dilemma. I wanted to grow old with grace, but I didn’t know exactly how. You see, at the age of 17 or 18 I had a dream. I don’t remember if it was a day time or night dream anymore, but I remember the imagery vividly. In the dream I was an old lady sitting in a rocking chair with 3-4 children sitting at my feet. The children looked up at me expectantly and said: “Nana, Nana – tell us a story! Tell us about the time you did _x_!” The…