Moms Battle with Cancer:

It’s been a little over a year since mom passed away from cancer, and I miss her more today than ever. Although it’s hard, I will share some of my experiences being by my mom’s side as she battled cancer and some of the things I learned along the way. I have always been a […]

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Yesterday’s Hike in the Rainforest and the days events.

Yesterday Shirley started the day off with some fresh ceviche’ which is always delicious. Then she decided to take me to a local lodge Estancia Bello Horizonte https://www.estanciabellohorizonte.com, just a short distance from Puerto Maldonado with a beautiful rainforest hike, natural spring pool, and canopy climb. The price for the day also includes a delicious lunch. […]

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Aquas Calientes and Machu Picchu

The train from Ollantaytambo to Aquas Calientes was excellent, especially after spending so many days hiking. The train ride was about an hour-long, just enough time for a quick bite to eat and drink, which was complimentary on Peru Rail.Arriving in Aquas Calientes, there was a lot of commotion, being a massive tourist area. I […]

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The Inca Quarry Trail Hike

After drinking my coca tea, I met with the group, and we loaded up in a van. We then drove for about 30 minutes to the start of the trail. Hugo was full of energy, and from the start, I could tell we would get along very well. Most of the other guides and members […]

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What about the Ego?

As I posted about ancient history in the Peru itinerary blog, I thought about how much our egos play a role in keeping us from reaching our potential by magnifying fear of how we’ll be perceived or judged. Are we afraid we’ll look silly, weak, dumb, or any myriad of emotions that hold us back […]

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