If the island studded, Aegean-blue waters of Lake Titicaca don’t inspire the desire to try something new, nothing will. The Incas believed the snow fed lake and Isla del Sol to be the birthplace of creation. I believe it to be THE place to for new trekkers to be born. Why? It is impossible to become […]
Before you find yourself out of breath and hanging off Huayna Potosi by an ice pick, spend a few days in Sorata, Bolivia. The small hamlet and its surrounding areas are a perfect destination for epinephrine junkies looking to relax and acclimatize. Snow capped peaks, fertile valleys, glacial lakes, Inca ruins, and palm trees characterize […]
Think trekking just costs too much? Do you get winded just looking at a mountain peak? What if I told you it’s possible to get up close and personal with one of the largest collections of big peaks in the Western Hemisphere… WITHOUT training like an Olympic athlete or having to drain a Swiss bank account? […]
No, I am not talking about learning the language of man’s best friend. World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is a network of organic farms that offer volunteers FREE food and lodging in exchange for service. It’s emerging as a HOT new trend in unconventional travel and it’s not hard to see why.
The Greatest Generation has been gradually replaced by “Gen -Y- Bother”. In fact, Sunday’s edition of New York Times dedicated 1,000 words to coin us as the “Go No-Where Generation”… and no, this was not a feature in the funnies section. The assertion makes my skin crawl. The problem is that there is more than a […]
My journey spans thousands of kilometers from the northernmost to the southernmost extremes of South America. Home to world’s longest mountain range and river, highest waterfall and navigable lake, driest desert and largest rainforest, the land is ripe with contradictions. My internal journey runs as deep as the physical journey is long. The feelings one […]
“I am part of a special counter narcotics task force. I need you to come with me,” growled the soldier. His words hit me like a cold shower and roused me from the post party blur that the morning had been. I was at the Barranquilla International Airport trying to fly to Miami for my […]