Planning For an Awesome Peru Trip

I started this post immediately after I wrote about our 4-day trek, and then my life got in the way and I didn't finish it. Since returning, I have talked to several people who are planning to visit Peru themselves. Whether your permit is already booked or you're still thinking about it, hopefully you will …

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The Best Ottawa Eats According to Jen

Recently, Chatelaine published my recommendations for good eats in Grey-Bruce. It reminded me that I drafted this post this summer but didn't share it. Enjoy! I said many times this summer, if you have to live in a hotel in Ottawa, the Novotel is certainly not a bad option. Since their suites don't have kitchenettes, …

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Inca Trail Day 4 – Our Trek to the Lost City of the Incas Comes to an End

Our American friends’ alarm went off at 2:45am in the tent next to us. “Good morning, Canada!” They shouted over to us. “Good morning, we are up!” I shouted back. The porters were already moving about and our sleep had been brief. The Americans had been at the front of our group most of the …

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Inca Trail Day 2 – You Will Never Be Closer to the Top of Dead Woman’s Pass

We were awake before the porters shook our tent, and we unzipped the door to accept hot coca tea in a tin mug from the man in red, spiderman pants. Both of us were surprised we hadn't slept much considering we were exhausted. Now, we had about thirty minutes to get dressed, pack everything and …

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Peru Proves Much More Than the Journey to Machu Picchu for Us Tres Chicas

16 days, 5 flights, 8 towns explored, 46 km hiked and 3 mountain passes climbed, unknown pounds of ceviche, potatoes and pisco sours consumed and countless breathtaking moments. There isn’t much I would change about our recent adventure in Peru. Touring the Sacred Valley, immersing ourselves in the culture of the Uros Floating Islands, relaxing …

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