The Incan Sacred Valley: Part 2

Our second day in the Sacred Valley started with a visit to Pisac, which is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Písac, which is atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. After we parked, Thomas could not control his souvenir shopping urge once again… The Inca constructed agricultural terraces…

Wax Palms – The Valle De Cocora

One of the most beautiful activities you can do in Colombia is the hike around the Cocora Valley. In order to get to the Valley area, travelers meet in the main plaza to jump into a jeep for a bumpy ride! This is Colombia, so seatbelts are not required! The ride is about 30 minutes…

Tent Rocks

When we travel to a city, we try to find a nice outdoors activity for a day.  This country offers so much beautiful natural landscapes, mostly unknown, that would be a shame to miss out. We drove a couple hours to the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. A remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to…

May 18, 1980

On May 18, 1980 at 8:32 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake triggered one of the world’s largest recorded landslides, followed by one of the most powerful volcanic blasts in the history of North America: Mount St. Helens. That morning, twenty-three square miles of the mountain blasted sideways at 650 m.p.h. The temperature reached 660 degrees…

Portland Neighborhoods

We started this beautiful day by walking to Hawthorne Blvd which is the hipster area full of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. This was the first time I took my new DSLR camera out, so bear with me as I am still learning how to use it. The houses around this area look cute like…

Plitvice Lakes

We continued our drive to Zagreb but first stopping for the day at the beautiful Plitvice Lakes. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. There are…

EVEREST

We continued our drive from Shigatse for about 9 hours with several photo stops towards Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan Side. Our first stop was a high pass, the highest altitude point we visited on the whole trip (around 6100 meters). It was cold and very windy! There is a monument welcoming you to Everest…