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Archive | October, 2010

New York City Tours

Photo of the Day: Statue of Liberty Monument

One of the most popular things for tourists to do in New York City is visiting the Statue of Liberty. Statue of Liberty National Monument is a national monument comprising Liberty Island and Ellis Island in New York Harbor.[4] It includes the Statue of Liberty, situated on Liberty Island (40°41′24″N 74°02′44″W / 40.689978°N 74.045448°W / […]

Potosi Bolivia

Photo of the Day: Cerro Rico in Potosi Bolivia

Potosi Bolivia has always been dominated by mining for minerals, specifically silver.  The storied past surrounding the infamous Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain) is heart breaking and one that you can’t escape even walking through the narrow streets of downtown Potosi.  In this photo of the day, Cerro Rico and the danger it poses to miners […]

South Rim Kaibab Trail

Backpacking the Grand Canyon

We were looking for a challenging outdoor adventure, but we knew we didn’t exactly have the experience to do it safely on our own.  Once we decided on our destination, the Grand Canyon, we began researching guided hikes and camping. The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is a World Heritage Site which encompasses 1,218,375 acres […]

Beautiful Pictures

Photo of the Day: Flowers of Machu Picchu

We captured this photo during our Salkantay hike to Machu Picchu. Once we passed the Nevado Salkantay we descended deep into a valley of thick forest. The vegetation changed from rocks and snow to colorful flowers and lots of plants. We don’t know the names of these flowers, so if you do, please let us […]

Salkantay Mountain Pictures

Photo of the Day: Nevado Salkantay Peruvian Andes

Salcantay (Nevado Salcantay) or Salkantay (Nevado Salkantay), Sallqantay in Quechua is the highest peak of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, part of the Peruvian Andes.  It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km (40 mi) west-northwest of the city of Cusco.  It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru.  […]

Channel Islands Guernsey

Neolithic Presence in Jersey, Channel Islands

Jersey (Channel Islands) is a small island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel.  It has been inhabited since prehistoric times.  Nowadays, one can see traces of those first dwellers almost anywhere.  One of the things I loved doing the most during my time there was to put on my walking boots, grab […]

San Pedro de Atacama

Stargazing in Chile

Travel in Chile doesn’t always go as planned, as our guest writer Linda Martin discovers… We’d hoped to visit San Pedro de Atacama on our first trip to Chile, detouring off the main road from Santiago to the border to see what this desert town has to offer.  But while we were in the south […]

Santa Marta Tours

Colombia Travel – Hiking Ciudad Perdida (Lost City)

Kristin of Coffee Calculations & Colombia shares her exciting hike to Colombia’s Lost City, Ciudad Perdida. Within one month of my decision to move to Cali, Colombia, I knew I wanted to hike to Ciudad Perdida.  I found a friend who wanted to do the 5 night, 6 day jungle trek with me, we planned […]

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