10 Things to Know Before Hiking the Inca Trail

Hiking the Inca Trail was one of the greatest experiences of my life. As I hiked the trail I was amazed by what I saw; beautiful snow-capped mountains, lush jungles, massive waterfalls and ancient ruins.  Never in my life did I think I would ever step foot in this part of the world, yet here I was.

Not being much of an avid hiker, I did some research to prepare us for this hike. Even with all the blog posts I read and the information on the tour company’s website, I’m glad I was able to speak to some locals and the staff at the hostel before the hike. The information I learned from them and the research I had done made the hike that much more enjoyable and comfortable. In this post I will share my best tips of things you should know before hiking the Inca Trail; things that will make your hike more enjoyable and comfortable.

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How to Easily Plan Your Next Vacation

Planning a vacation can be daunting.  I remember planning my six month trip overseas and how overwhelmed I felt.  There is so much information on the internet and so many guide books, I just didn’t know where to start. Where do I go?  How do I get there? How much will it cost? During the past few years of traveling extensively, I’ve created a checklist that has made planning trips easier for myself.  In this post I will share a step-by-step process that will help you easily plan your next vacation.

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Simple Ways to Save Money on Travel

“Traveling is expensive”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard these words and each time it kills me. After traveling overseas for six months and going on many trips after I came back, I can tell you traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you are traveling for a year, a month or a weekend, here is a list of simple ways to save money on travel.

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My Story

As I walked through the gates of my job for the final time, I looked up towards the sky and let the warmth of the sun hit my face. A flood of emotions washed over me as I recalled the events that had led me to this moment. The sadness I felt as I was surrounded by loved ones as we said our last goodbyes to my aunt who had lost her battle to cancer. The smell of smoke as I walked through what remained of a home that had been in my wife’s family for generations, now sifting through the ash for any memories that could be preserved. The heart break I felt as I looked into my dog’s, Bella, sad eyes, her eyelids becoming heavy and then finally closing for the last time.

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