Importance of a Compatible Travel Partner

I’ve traveled in all manners I can think of – alone, in a group, with friends, with family members, with a significant other, and with coworkers.  Each offers its own challenges and benefits.  However, traveling with someone who does not have the same habits as you, not to mention goals and desires while traveling, can ruin a trip. … More Importance of a Compatible Travel Partner

My 3-Legged Friend

Best $20 investment ever. I don’t care if you travel with a group or travel alone (I’ve done both).  This 3-legged invention is amazing.  Whether you’re taking selfies or wanting a photo of a group, this little gadget remedies both, plus more.  Thank you Joby, for making this wonderful little tripod. I don’t have an … More My 3-Legged Friend


CONTENT PRETTY OBVIOUS, but…. Let me set the scene, granted this basic post is also included in the “Sorry Jesus” Inca Trail post, but I decided it deserved its own mention. Anyway, back to the scene… … More THE PROPOSAL

All mushrooms in the Amazon are edible… at least once

The trip to the Amazon began with a red eye flight from DC to Lima.  A sleepless overnighter, 2 more flights – to Cusco and then to Puerto Maldonado – then a 45 minutes bus ride to the dock, followed by a 3 hour boat ride to the lodge (Tambopata Ecolodge), finally concluded the transportation portion of the 37 hour long day. … More All mushrooms in the Amazon are edible… at least once