A Week in Touristy Nature

I recently spent a week in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I met Gary The German at a hostel one day. We got to talking and he wanted to split a car rental with someone to go to Yellowstone. I also wanted to go to the Yellowstone and Grand Teton and happened to have…

Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas

“Suddenly I found myself confronted with the walls of ruined houses built of the finest quality of Inca stone work. It was hard to see them for they were partly covered with trees and moss, the growth of centuries, but in the dense shadow, hiding in bamboo thickets and tangled vines, appeared here and there…

Inca Trail – 4 days to Machu Picchu

The First of the Days: Tough Stuff!*Passion*Four months after booking the hike, at 4:30am, Friday, April 6, 2012: I sleepily drag myself out of bed, throw my last belongings in my backpack and a short 20 minutes later, we are on a bus to km 82 of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Km 82…