Category: Travel

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Chivay : First Glimpse of Colca Valley

My husband bought me a Peru travel book for Christmas one year. I planned and re-planned my trip to Peru over and over again with this book. I had many of the typical sites...

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Family Vacation : Charleston and the Isle of Palms

I see at least one 30A bumper sticker advertising the amazing beaches along Florida’s State Road 30A each day on my way to work. While we have vacationed there before, my favorite beach destination...

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Peru Road Trip Part 2 : Arequipa to Chivay

The trip from Arequipa to Chivay took us through the western side of Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reservation and our highest elevation of the entire trip. This pass hits 4910 m or over...

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Peru Road Trip Part 1 : Leaving Arequipa

Peru Road Trip After two days in Arequipa, we were ready to continue our journey in Peru to the Colca Valley.  We would be making a long road trip, about 3-4 hours, from Arequipa...

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The Riviera Maya and A Visit to Tulum

I saw Tulum the first time at 17 years old.  My love of Mexico began on two high school trips with my Spanish class. I started in Mexico City both times and travelled west...

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Kids-Friendly Dining – Coco’s Italian Market

I am always on the look-out for kid-friendly restaurants that also serve up delicious food for the parents.  There are so many themed-restaurants (I.e. Rainforest Cafe) where I can barely choke down the mediocre...