100th Blog Post! aka Mystery Trip Announcement

It feels like I’ve written way more than 100 blog posts already, but apparently I’m more of a slacker on writing than I realize! It’s been fun to review through all the past… Continue reading

Cuzco, Peru

Cuzco is definitely on our list of destinations we would return to! Just a short one hour flight from the capital, Lima, it’s a beautiful tourist town. We were there in August which… Continue reading

Yosemite Itinerary and Final Spending

For our weekend trip to Yosemite we traveled over the long Labor Day weekend. Here’s what our schedule looked like: Friday Land at Sacramento Airport at 8:00pm Drive 2 hours to Tuttletown Recreation… Continue reading

How to Pack for the Inca Trail

When researching all kinds of information for the 11 months leading up to our Inca Trail trek it became clear that we wanted to make sure we had all the things in our… Continue reading

Trekking the Inca Trail: Part Two and MACHU PICCHU!!!

Days 1 and 2 on the Inca Trail were down and that meant days 3 and 4 were supposed to be easier. We still decided to hire a porter for day 3 and… Continue reading

Trekking the Inca Trail: Part One

Hiking the Inca Trail was both fun and miserable, all at the same time. We did a lot of prep work for it as we had to plan so far ahead to make… Continue reading

Preparing for the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail was the main thing that drew us to Peru in the first place and caused us to plan our trip. But I will say when I was doing research on… Continue reading

Salineras de Maras

For our last day in Cuzco I knew I really wanted to get out of the city to see the famous salt mines about an hour away. Our flight was departing at 3:15pm… Continue reading

Yosemite Valley

  A few things we learned about Yosemite Valley during our weekend there included just how crowded it can get in the parking lots. We arrived to the Visitor Center parking lot around… Continue reading

Yosemite: Hiking Half Dome (AKA The Most Terrifying Hike of My Life)

Half Dome is one of the most famous hikes in Yosemite National Park, and after seeing it for ourselves this is hardly surprising. In fact, it’s such a sought after hike that a… Continue reading