Category Archive: South America

The Road to Machu Picchu

The world is a wonderous place filled with natural beauty and the occasional man made variety. Machu Picchu is one of those man made wonders that’s on most people’s bucket lists. With its… Continue reading

Expedition Chile

Travel around the world and you’ll see diverse and beautiful landscapes but rarely do you see such diversity in one country. Chile has the Atacama Desert in the north, 2700 miles of coastline, the Andes Mountains,… Continue reading

Machu Picchu

  High in the Andes sits a citadel shrouded in mystery and has become a symbol of Incan civilization. Machu Picchu was built around 1450 and abandoned a century later, before the arrival… Continue reading

Cusco and the Sacred Valley

  Cusco has been the gateway to Machu Picchu for many travelers. And, to be honest, it was for me as well during my recent trip to Peru. After visiting Cusco, I think… Continue reading

Valparaiso, Chile

Traveling through Chile will always require a visit to the Capital city of Santiago and since it is the only international airport in the country. If you want to see the city, I… Continue reading

The End of the World, Tierra del Fuego

  Travelers will go out of their way and take the path less traveled to seek adventure. The most unique places can take a great deal of effort to visit. I am definitely… Continue reading

Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

    The history of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is shrouded in mystery. There are many questions about these people and their past. One thing that can’t be questioned is the persecution of these… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Ghostly Figures

  Ghostly Figures    For those who believe in the paranormal, anything is possible. The deceased roam the world, caught in purgatory, unable to enter heaven. Existing in the same world they once inhabited… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Copacabana

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at dusk with the lights not fully lit as the darkness overtakes this bright and colorful city. ***** For my post on Rio de Janeiro please click the photo. … Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Quito Ecuador

This is just one of many colonial churches in Quito, Ecuador. One of many reasons Quito was the first city to be declared a World Cultural Heritage Site, along with Krakow, by UNESCO in 1978. ****** For my… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Galapagos

After their morning meal in the Pacific Ocean, the marine iguanas of the Galapagos stroll on to the beach to bask in the sun to increase their body temperature after a cold swim. * … Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday, Guardian of Rio

Christ the Redeemer guards Rio de Janeiro in sunny skies, gloomy or red skies, whatever it maybe. ***** For my article on Rio De Janeiro, please see: Rio de Janeiro, My Trophy

Bizarre Food, Cuy in Ecuador

Traveling and experiencing cultures often leads to a meal you once thought you would never attempt. It can mean sampling of the local delicacy usually made up of items most people can digest… Continue reading

Cruising the Mighty Amazon

The mighty Amazon River is the largest drainage system in the world. Originating from the Andes in Peru and also spanning through the countries of Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and famously into Brazil… Continue reading

Middle Earth, Quito Ecuador

Middle earth is the land of hobbits, orcs and elves living in a constant struggle between good versus evil. This is the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien but on this planet, middle earth is… Continue reading

In The Shadow of Charles Darwin, The Galapagos

  Charles Darwin once visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 and he was so intrigued by the flora and fauna of the islands he further studied the animal species, specifically the finch, and… Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro, My Trophy

The culmination of a childhood fixation and admiration, my travel trophy, Rio de Janeiro.  Imagine being in the 3rd grade and doing a book report on Brazil and going to the local library to… Continue reading