Palenquera women Cartagena

Colombia, Photo of the Week

Week In-stagram Review Cartagena Colombia

6 Comments 12 December 2014

Do you feel the beat?  I sure did this last week in Cartagena Colombia!  This was my first trip to Colombia and with a few salsa beats and welcoming hugs it had me won over and wanting more.  I was there working on a project for USTOA and AFAR.  It was a quick 4 days [...]

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lima market

Featured, Peru, Photo Documentaries, Volunteering

Feeding the Masses in Puente Piedra

5 Comments 11 November 2014

Three times every day 50+ people sit down at wooden tables with colorful plastic plates piled high with food at Project Peru, the refuge my niece and I had been volunteering at outside of Lima for a week. I knew it was no easy process to put food on those plates every day, as kids [...]

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Las Laderas

Peru, Volunteering

Building Homes in Las Laderas Peru

9 Comments 04 November 2014

The hills of Las Laderas were brown and barren of trees, however they were dotted with little colorful cubes representing simple houses. Josue told me many of these houses built into the hills were filled with single mothers which immediately made my heart sink. The homes were very simple, some made of brick, some of [...]

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volunteering in Lima

Peru, Volunteering

Project Peru

3 Comments 28 October 2014

How do you find good, legitimate volunteering opportunities when you travel? I get this question all the time and like most things in life – it takes some work and some luck. When Megan said she wanted to spend some time volunteering abroad I was overjoyed. I was excited to do a volunteer project again [...]

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Peru

A Teenager’s View of Peru

6 Comments 30 September 2014

Megan looked at me before she entered the little simple bathroom in our hotel guest house in Ollantaytambo to take a shower. She said in an unsure voice, “I really hope there’s hot water.” She then crossed herself as if she were going into Catholic mass and stepped inside. I was left doubled over giggling [...]

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peru jungle trekking

Adventure Travel, Peru

It’s a Jungle Out There

5 Comments 23 September 2014

“The tarantulas are out all night so they won’t care if we are running a bit late,” our amazon jungle guide responded when I asked him if we could move back our night jungle hike in order to watch the World Cup USA/Portugal game. I was actually surprised at his answer for two reasons. First, [...]

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Peru, Photo Documentaries

Machu Picchu a Decade Later

9 Comments 16 September 2014

I’m in the same place a decade later, sitting on the terraces of Machu Picchu. The scenery has the same awe-inspiring feel. And once again for the 2nd time I am left wondering ‘how did the Incas do that?’ as I gaze upon the stone architecture. There is a constant din of noise filling the [...]

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alternate sun gate Peru

Featured, Peru

Inca Trail Alternate Route

5 Comments 11 September 2014

Taking the Inca Trail through the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu seems to be on everyone’s bucket list these days. The problem – not everyone can go on the Inca Trail (even if you plan it months in advance) as there are only 200 tourist permits given out a day for the trail. If you [...]

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Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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