Peru

New Perspectives in the Sacred Valley

3 Comments 26 August 2014

The man with the wooden flute plays a joyful high-pitched tune; the same few bars of notes over and over again. He is dressed in multi-color clothes, a warm woolen hat, and is accompanied by another man beating out the time on his little drum. The group of us follows them down the dirt path; [...]

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Peru

Bumpy Beginnings Niece Project 3.0

8 Comments 19 August 2014

“Wait a minute, I don’t have my backpack.” Megan said as she searched around the back section of the car where the other 3 bags were. Frank, her father, was driving us to the airport and had just remarked “We’ll be there with plenty of time” as we merged onto the freeway towards the airport. [...]

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Volunteering Lima

Featured, Peru, Photo of the Week

Week In-Stagram Review Volunteering

5 Comments 08 July 2014

The last week I took a detour from my regular travels and got a little dirty.  As part of my Niece Project 3.0 Megan decided that she wanted to do a little volunteering in Peru, so our last week was spent working with the amazing people of Project Peru in various capacities.  We headed north [...]

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campsite Quarry Trail

Featured, Peru, Photo of the Week

Week In-Stagram Review Quarry Trail

7 Comments 27 June 2014

We climbed high into the mountains of Peru for this Instagram Quarry Trail week in review.  The air was so thin our bodies struggled to adjust and I found myself only being able to walk 30 steps before I had to stop as my heart was beating so fast and I couldn’t seem to get [...]

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Lima Cliffs Parque Grau

Peru, Photo of the Week

Week In-Stagram Review Niece Project 3.0

7 Comments 19 June 2014

This week marks the beginning of a new Niece Project!  Megan and I left Minnesota and headed south for Lima Peru to start our journey.  As soon as we got on the plane and took off I was reminded of how much fun these trips are for me.  It didn’t take long before Megan had [...]

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Inside My Head, Peru

The Niece Project Version 3.0

11 Comments 15 May 2014

Summer is about here – and it means kids will be on summer vacation – AND it means that another Niece Project is in motion! I’m starting to wonder if each niece is trying to ‘outdo’ the other. Considering we have some of the same genes, I can completely understand the desire to go further [...]

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evil eye

Argentina, China, Featured, Inside My Head, Nepal, Spain

Travel Charms

12 Comments 19 November 2013

I’ve been traveling for 7 years, thanks to a little luck, I’ve had relatively few bad luck experiences. Sure, I’ve experienced some issues – luggage delayed a number of times, flights canceled, items stolen, faulty gear, and illnesses. But none of these things were ever really serious or horrible. Not like my friend Charlie’s story [...]

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Museum of fakes

Argentina, Featured, Travel Advice

Faking It

9 Comments 09 April 2013

Sometimes I feel like I’m one of those people living in the US for 20+ years and they still don’t speak English – yet they somehow get by. I used to look at them and wonder how that was possible. How can the old woman in China Town get through each day without really knowing [...]

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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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