EL Pueblo Azul: San Antonio del Palopó

El Lago Mágico

Lake Atitlán is pure magic. It could have something to do with its exquisite beauty and natural surroundings, the majestic volcanoes, its ever-present authenticity or all of the vibrant colors painted into the fabric of it’s… Continue reading

Semuc Champey, Guatemala

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”… Continue reading

Guatemala: Flores to Lanquín

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life?”

We arrived in Guatemala by bus from Mexico via Belize, after a long weekend of Salsa dancing our nights away at an annual conference on the beach in Cancun. The first leg of the… Continue reading

Islamorada Undressed

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” – Khalil Gibran

Final days in peru

Our final days in Peru were spent mostly gazing out of bus windows as we made our way back to Lima. Minds wandering, contemplating the scenes flying by us, and remembering the magnificence of Machu Picchu,… Continue reading

Machu Picchu

Lares, Peru

Far off in the distance, I caught glimpse of a tiny speck of color floating through the green, sky-high hills of the Andes. A smile so big it warmed my cheeks spread across… Continue reading

Day Two in the Andes

We had set up camp in the valley below the snowy peaks looming above. The mountains taunted us with their massive rocky splendor; it was impossible to escape their presence. After dinner the guides… Continue reading

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

The Lares trek, Day One Distance covered: 16km

The Lares Trek

We left Cusco, sleepy and nearly still dreaming, in the brisk and dark hours of the morning. After making one final stop at a tiny village in the sacred Valley for breakfast and last-minute supplies,… Continue reading

Cusco, Color & Culture

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” -Gandhi  

Lima, Peru

We arrived in Lima in the early evening, and the entire city was blanketed by a heavy gray fog. As soon as the taxi reached the coastal road leading down to Miraflores I… Continue reading

Cali, Colombia

Cali doesn’t have much to offer in terms of tourism, but it is the Salsa capital of the world, and that’s why we were there! The dancing, along with the hospitality of the locals… Continue reading

Cartagena de Indias

I jolted myself up into a seated position in bed with a panicked feeling in my gut; this is not often how I wake up. “Yana!? We missed our flight!!!?” Our last night… Continue reading

Cathedral de Sal, Zipaquirá, Colombia

Not being an advocate of organized faith, I usually don’t get too excited to visit religious establishments, but this underground Roman Catholic church sounded oh so intriguing. I could have never predicted what I… Continue reading

Bogotá, Colombia