Planning Notes for Traveling to Ireland or Northern Ireland

When I decided to travel to Ireland I was prepared to go on my own. I dove into our family ancestry over the Christmas holiday and wanted to learn more about where we came from in a way that seems to happen when one is trying to understand who they are.  The somewhat unexpected passing …

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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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