Caye Caulker Harbor

Two Different Harbors

It’s about time I post photos for Twitter’s #FriFotos challenge.  This week’s theme is HARBORS.  I’ve picked a couple of harbors that probably couldn’t more different from one another. Seward, Alaska – Small Boat Harbor Seward happens to be one of the ice free ports in Alaska and because of that stays busy year-round, but […]

Under Construction

Under Construction

When I first started my blog, I was very confused about whether to use WordPress.com (essentially free unless you want additional features) and WordPress.org (free software, but you have to pay for hosting).  Because I was new and had no idea if I’d actually get anywhere with it, I choose the Wordpress.com. A couple of years […]

Sierra Negra Caldera

Hiking into a Volcanic Caldera

During my trip to the Galapagos, we stayed three nights on Isabela Island.  All the islands of the Galapagos were formed by volcanoes and Isabela is no different, but it was the one island where we ventured up to, around the rim of, and into a volcanic caldera.  Isabela is also where I learned the […]

Beginning of Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley Tour

Originally I booked the Inca Trail Extension as an add-on to my Active Galapagos Tour with Intrepid.  Due to needing knee surgery for the 6th time coming up in November, I decided hiking the grueling Inca Trail was not a good idea.  Intrepid was able to change some things so that I could still see […]

Our View on Santa Cruz

Leaving the Galapagos

Wow…we thought getting there took some steps.  Leaving took almost as many.  Breakfast was served at 7:00 am and promptly at 7:30 am our journey back to Quito began. We took a private bus from the main part of Santa Cruz to a ferry dock.  We boarded the ferry; us below and our bags haphazardly […]

Stuffed Guinea Pigs

To Eat Guinea Pig or Not To Eat Guinea Pig?

When I travel I like to get brave and try customary food/drinks.  I started out my trip in Peru with something easy…a Pisco Sour.  Pisco is a local spirit made from grapes.  I didn’t try a shot of it, so I’m not sure what’s it’s individual taste is, but a Pisco Sour includes Pisco, Bitters, […]