RTW Trip

Mendoza, Argentina's Lujan de Cuyo wine region: Oh god my liver hurts

It’s not a secret that Alicia and I are wine fanatics.  Some of our favorites come from Mendoza, Argentina’s wine region.  We went on a few tours of the popular…

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Is the GoPro good for travel?

Many people wonder what kind of camera to take with them, and ask: is the GoPro good for travel?  Here are some of the things we’ve done with it and…

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Cusco Cooking Class

Once upon a time, Cusco used to be the capital of the Incan civilization.  Now it’s primarily a rest stop on the way to Macchu Pichu.  But with that much…

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Stuck in the past: Peru

We went on a “day in the life tour” of a native Peruvian.  There were some downsides to the tour which I already detailed, so we’ll concentrate on the good…

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Smashed my PT Cruiser with a Tank

We all make mistakes.  In 2003, I purchased a PT Cruiser.  It is completely reasonable for you to ask: “John, you don’t look mentally ill… why would you do this?!”.…

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Cusco, Peru: Incredibly Touristy

Cusco, Peru is the second stop in our round the world trip.  Our stay in Lima was to get our feet wet in a big, foreign city before heading out…

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Lima: I pay $7 for a man to risk his life

Alicia and I consider ourselves “foodies”.  We’re always on the prowl for a good meal.  Lima didn’t disappoint, with a unique cuisine and dishes to try while taking in some…

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Exploring Lima, Peru

While in Lima, we stayed in the Miraflores district.  It’s a listed as a touristy place to stay that is well maintained with lots of security guards and police around.…

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First stop, First Impressions: Lima, Peru

We finally arrived at our first destination: Lima, Peru!  This city has the nickname “la gris”, or “the grey” because of the constant fog conditions over the city.  It never…

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Leaving the country for a year!

The day finally came!  We got on that plane, and are currently writing from our first stop: Lima, Peru.  We will be traveling for an entire year and writing about…

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