Machu Picchu is a big deal. You have to go. That's what everyone says. For those of you who don't know, Machu Picchu is a famous Inca ruin located on southern Peru. Perhaps one of the most famous … [Read more...]

Family In The The Sacred Valley


After spending a few days in Cusco, we were eager to drop back down into the Sacred Valley and hook up with our good friend Gian Marco and his family. We had already had several great adventures with … [Read more...]

Altitude Sickness, Condors, and Cusco


In order to get to the town of Chivay (remember here), we had to drive up onto the Andean Plateau and over a 16,000 foot pass. As I mentioned in the previous post, we were worried about Sol and the … [Read more...]

Chivay and Colca Canyon


We finally left Arequipa and headed back on the road. Our latest plan is to drive through the rest of Southern Peru, and then cross into Bolivia. Our first destination was the tiny village of … [Read more...]

The Naughty Nuns in Arequipa


While Tree finished  revamping the ODP site, Sol and I decided to go to the famous Monasterio de Santa Catalina.  I'd love to wax poetic about it and tell you everything I learned on my tour, but I'm … [Read more...]

Back in the hospital… all for ODP


This is going to be another one of those embarrassing posts. The only reason I'm writing it is because Stevie said that if I didn't, she would. After 2 months of good health, I found myself back in … [Read more...]

A Visual Of Arequipa


I don't have a lot of words for you today. But I thought I'd give you a look at Arequipa through the lens of Sprinter Life. We've been here for 3 weeks now, going on 4. In my opinion, that is the … [Read more...]