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Machu Picchu Flora

Flowers of Machu Picchu

During our Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu we encountered some of the most beautiful flora we have seen during all our travels in South America. Many of the flowers are orchids, since Peru has thousands of species of them. Plants and Flowers of Machu Picchu I did my best to look up all the flora […]


Things To Do in El Yunque National Forest

A visit to Puerto Rico should include a tour of El Yunque National Forest, the only rainforest in the U.S. National Forest system. The forest boasts an abundance of native plants, trees and animals, many of which can only be found here. The tiny rainforest is located on the eastern part of Puerto Rico and enjoys […]


Our Mango Tree

How cool is it that we have a big mango tree in our backyard?  It’s very cool to us.  Living in New Jersey our entire lives, mangos were the epitome of a tropical fruit.  Wherever they came from, it was surely far away from New Jersey. (more…)

Photo of the Day: Yellow Daisy in Northwest Argentina

Northern Argentina is the less traveled, but much to share region surrounding the province of Salta.  We explored this region by renting a vehicle for 7 days, beginning southwest to the city of Salta.  Unexpectedly, we followed a typical festival sign that had us driving off onto a dirt and gravel road for several kilometers.  […]

Photo of the Day: Foxglove Flower In Chile

We know we have given you this photo on our Travel Photo of the Day series before, but it is my personal favorite flower picture and I just had to included it in our flower and plant week. Foxgloves are also called Witches’ Gloves, Dead Men’s Bells, Fairy’s Glove, Gloves of Our Lady, Bloody Fingers, […]

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