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The Salkantay Trek Saga…Day 1…We Begin Adventuriety

Every time and I mean every time Scott and I start trip planning he happens upon a remote location in the country we are visiting that involves trekking, you know long hikes and tents.  My usual response is positive, “Okay, I’ll do it.  It sounds like an experience.”  All the while I have my fingers crossed behind my back, my body is already aching at the...

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Cusco and The Sacred Valley Adventuriety

Our time in Peru was a whirlwind twelve days, packed with activities and adventures and I just couldn’t fit some of my favorite pictures into the other blogs so this blog is a hodgepodge of favorite memories and random thoughts.  We all loved Cusco and every part of the the Sacred Valley that we were able to experience.  Peru has now become our favorite country...

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Wonder and Just Plain Fun Adventuriety / Inspirietry

This is Scott.  This is my first Adventuriety blog. Our Peruvian experience has been full of exploration and wonder.   It has been part of my travel joy to just show up to a place without having a whole lot of knowledge.   Grant and Ashley’s 5th grade teacher Laurie Johnson, is a master educator.   She taught the kids to “First wonder, then ask google.”...

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Test Hike Adventuriety

Today was our 5th day in Peru and it would be a practice hike for our upcoming four day Salkantay Trek.  Luis, from Peru Days 1 and 2 would be our guide for the grueling all day hike up and over Hatun Luychu “big deer” mountain pass at over 14,500 feet and back down into the Sacred Valley with a stop at the Inca ruins of Huchuy...

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You’ll Look Sweet… Adventuriety

The plan for day four in Peru was a mountain bike adventure extravaganza!  We started out early again for the ninety minute drive to the Valley of Urubamba where we would meet our guide, sign our lives away (technical mountain biking skills required!) and get our gear. We met Luis, our guide and not the same person as Luis from Peru day one and day two,...

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Via Ferrata…Italian for a Few Things Adventuriety

Scott said that it doesn’t matter where you go.  It matters where you go.  I don’t want to be vulgar but I went somewhere today that made my butt crack sweat.  Are you intrigued? Usually when the going gets rough my knees sweat, but today I reached an entirely new level.  Scott said that I crossed my threshold for fear and this adventure was all...

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Casa de Aida Recuperiety

  This is Aida and the heart of Casa de Aida, a B&B in Calca, a little town in the Sacred Valley.  The highlight of one of our very busy days in Peru was the company of Aida and her husband Kinkulla and the calm oasis of their home.  Casa de Aida is a B&B with rave reviews but you can also arrange to have...

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My Brain is Going to Explode! Adventuriety / Inspirietry

Our second day in the Cusco area started early with a 7:30 am pickup for a full day of both  archaeological sights as well as cultural stops and everything in between which is going to make for a long blog.  Luis was our guide again and he was bound and determined to make up for our late start the day before.  He told us, “I...

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Wineless flights, Andean people, Ancient ruins, Duality…Find it all in Peru Adventuriety

We stepped onto our fifth continent (counting North America) since beginning our journey in July late the night before, after two long days of travel;  drive to Los Angeles the night before for an early morning flight, Los Angeles to Atlanta, a three hour layover and then a six hour flight to Lima, Peru. We spent the night at a hotel across the street from...

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Time at Home Adventuriety / Recuperiety

This year of travel has been a constant learning and growing process; if it’s not one thing it’s another.   One lesson I have learned recently is that it is entirely possible to pack more activity, living, stuff, whatever you want to call it into a certain time frame than seems like a good idea.  The trick is, you don’t think about it too much, you...

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