Tag Archives: Hiking

10 Tips for hiking the Inca Trail

First and foremost, DO hire a porter! Carrying stuff uphill at altitude is hard. We ended up paying for a porter on day 2 and 3, it was well worth it. DO train in advance! And practice carrying a heavy … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was built by the Incas in the 1400s and later abandoned. It is an impressive stone citadel built entirely without mortar and wedged discretely in between soaring mountains. The Incas lived there, farmed and worshiped there. It was … Continue reading

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Hiking the inca trail: days 3 and 4

Day 3 This was what I saw when I unzipped our tent on day 3 of the Inca Trail: Day 3 is a 16km day. After breakfast it was all uphill for the first part of the day. After about … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Trail: days 1 and 2

Well, we did it! We hiked the 45km from Chillca along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You may recall I was pretty anxious ahead of the hike and it turns out my anxiety wasn’t entirely unfounded, it was tough. … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon

Just to continue the merry-go-round of seeing the sun come and go, we arrived at the Grand Canyon just in time for sunset. Sadly, we had decided not to stay in the fabulous Flintstone’s themed campground 30 minutes from the … Continue reading

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Hiking Angels Landing at Zion National Park

At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I’ve come a really long way with hiking (pun unintended). Considering I cried actual tears on our first 3 hikes in America because I was hating life so much and was wearing shoes … Continue reading

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Calgary to Glacier National Park

After the Stampede we took a few days slowly making our way south back to the States, relaxing after what had been a manic week of camping one place per night across the Rockies followed by the fun of Calgary. … Continue reading

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