Read all about our adventures in Peru and hiking the Inca Trail to the Machu Picchu ruins!

Machu Picchu: We made it! - April 14th, 2017 - April 6. Our 3am wake up call was Ethan’s alarm – not as gentle as a porter with coca tea. We did get our coca tea, but I swear the porter just stood there waiting for us to drink it so he could pack the cups. We got ready as quickly as possible and could … Continue reading Machu Picchu: We made it!
Singin’ in the rain  - April 10th, 2017 - Finally got a chance to finish these up! I came home with a pretty nasty sinus infection and all 3 of us got some kind of stomach bug. Ew. Anyway, here’s a bit about our last few days on the trail! April 5. We got to sleep in a little bit and didn’t get woken … Continue reading Singin’ in the rain 
Llama, llama - April 10th, 2017 - April 4.  At 5:30 the porters came to our tents with coca tea and bowls of warm water. We all slept horribly and struggled to get moving. The coca tea is made from the leaves of the same plant cocaine is made out of. It’s supposed to help with altitude sickness and headaches. And it’s … Continue reading Llama, llama
Vamanos. Let’s go! - April 10th, 2017 - April 3. Our alarms rang at 4:15 and we hurried to pack the last tid bits of stuff. Ethan took our extra bags to the front desk and I came down last to find Primo patiently waiting us. We hopped on the bus and Richard (the 74 yr old), Maaike and Oliver were already on. … Continue reading Vamanos. Let’s go!
The penny tour - April 7th, 2017 - April 2.  On our second day, we got up kind of early and headed out to visit Pisac, a small town about an hour from Cusco. We walked to where we thought the bus station was, but it ended up being what they call a collectivo – shared bus/van. We crammed in and hoped the … Continue reading The penny tour
Machu Picchu or bust!  - April 1st, 2017 - April 1. We made it! It was not an easy trek from Michigan to Cusco, Peru, but we all made it in one piece!  Ethan, myself and my sister Ali are here to hike for 4 days to the Machu Picchu ruins! We started our journey yesterday morning with a long, rainy drive to Toronto. … Continue reading Machu Picchu or bust!