Dreaming of visiting Peru and Bolivia, the ancient lands of the Inca, but not sure where to start? It can be overwhelming, but I am here to help! Right after I graduated college, I decided to take a 3 week backpacking trip to these amazing places. Most people may not have that kind of time, so luckily these itineraries can be chunked into smaller visits! Day 1- Arrive to Lima Lodging: Barranco's Backpackers Inn Day…
"Awe: An emotion variously combining veneration and wonder,that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime" Sometimes when you travel, you arrive at a new place and can’t help but feel a bit disappointed. You might even feel guilty for feeling that way- you're in a new place. Isn’t everything supposed to be exciting and new and wonderful when you travel? Sometimes, unfortunately, that feeling is inevitable. Maybe something you built up in…
Gazing out at the ethereal landscape, I feel like I am on a different planet. What appears to be sand, or maybe even snow, continues endlessly on. The waves of heat create eerie shapes on the horizon, and the stillness around me makes me realize how vast and unique this place really is. While it may feel like I have transported myself to another world, I have not. We are simply standing in the middle…
September 14, 2022
By Michelle W.