Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon

A Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Cappadocia

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Seeing the unique scenery of Cappadocia from the vantage point of a hot air balloon is an unforgettable experience. If you have plans to visit Cappadocia and are wondering if the hot air balloon ride is worth the high price tag, I say yes! This was our favorite experience in Turkey and to this day, these photos are some of …

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Trekking in the Amazon Rainforest

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Tim and I spent one day trekking in the Amazon rainforest, first on the ground, and later in the treetops. Our first trek started with a 5 am wake up call and then a twenty minute boat ride upriver on the Madre de Dios River. We would be hiking through the Tambopata Reserve to Lake Sandoval. We were told the …

Madre de Dios River

An Introduction to the Amazon Rainforest

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Tim and I ended our trip to Peru in the Amazon rainforest. This would end up being quite the experience and would take us out of our comfort zone. I was now wearing a giant, hot, plaster cast on my left hand that was already beginning to disintegrate (I broke my hand mountain biking a few days earlier). Tim and …

Mountain Biking Peru

Mountain Biking, a Broken Hand, and a Trip to a Peruvian Clinic

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Tim and I went mountain biking through the sacred valley of Peru in 2012 with a company called “Gravity Peru.”  We met up with our guide, Chet, in Ollantaytambo. Tim and I packed up all of our bags, and ourselves, into Chet’s small, banged up car that already had three bikes in the trunk. He had a driver (this is …

Magical and Mystical Machu Picchu

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Following our day hiking the Inca Trail, Tim and I spent one day exploring Machu Picchu. We spent the night in the town of Aguas Calientes, located in the river valley a half an hour away from Machu Picchu. At 5:30 am we were winding our way back up the mountain, excited for the day ahead. Walking into Machu Picchu …

Sacred Valley Peru

The Sacred Valley of Peru in Pictures

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Tim and I spent three days touring the Sacred Valley of Peru. This area is filled with historical Incan sites, stunning landscapes, quaint villages, and colorful, friendly people. Here are some of our favorite photos from these three days. Sacsaywaman Tim is standing in front of the Incan fortress of Sacsaywaman. It was the site of a 10 month battle …

Cesky Krumlov Czech Republic

How to Plan a Day Trip to Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

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Cesky Krumlov is a town in the Czech Republic that we love love love! The town is amazing and absolutely should not be missed on a trip to the Czech Republic. Located in Bohemia, Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town escaped the bombings in World War II, which is the reason why the old city is so well preserved. …

Vienna best things to do

Top Ten Things to do in Vienna

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Vienna, Austria is a fabulous city that is home to world class museums, the Opera, cafes, pastries, and the famous Sacher Torte.  Tim and I loved Vienna, although we were here for only two full days.  We raced through the city and saw as much as possible.  Of everything we saw and did, here are our ten favorite things to …

Cycling Mont Ventoux France

Cycling Mont Ventoux, the Giant of Provence

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Mont Ventoux is one of the most famous mountains in Europe. It is featured in many Tour de France races, appearing every several years as one of the great climbs of the race. The history and the drama that has unfolded on this mountain is legendary. For cyclists, both amateur and professional, Mont Ventoux is a climb that makes the …

Weekend in Cabo

Cabo San Lucas, the Perfect Destination for a Long Weekend Getaway

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Tim and I have never been “beach people.”  We would prefer a good hiking trail or a walk through a brand new city over a vacation at the beach.  That was until we went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Tim and I spent a four day weekend here in 2009, on an Overachiever Trip for Tim meeting his sales numbers with …