Dear Soleil – Your 3rd Country – Bolivia

My dear little Soleil, You're now a whopping 6 months old and you've just entered your 3rd country, Bolivia. (Technically this is your 4th country. They stamped you into Chile, but then wouldn't let … [Read more...]

End of an Era… Adios Peru

We've been in Peru for over a year and a half. We never planned it that way. We got pregnant while hanging out in the little surf town of Huanchaco in Northern Peru, (remember here). We decided to … [Read more...]

The best of show – Machu Picchu

After a great couple of days hanging at Cola De Mono (remember here), we left the van and headed for Machu Picchu via a short, scenic, and cheap hydroelectric train ride to Aguas Calientes. After … [Read more...]

Cola De Mono – The Jungle

The path that most people take to Machu Picchu is via a long tourist train from the Cusco/Sacred Valley area. There are no roads that go all the way to Machu Picchu, but there is one that gets … [Read more...]


Machu Picchu is a big deal. You have to go. That's what everyone says. For those of you who don't know, Machu Picchu is a famous Inca ruin located on southern Peru. Perhaps one of the most famous … [Read more...]

Family In The The Sacred Valley

After spending a few days in Cusco, we were eager to drop back down into the Sacred Valley and hook up with our good friend Gian Marco and his family. We had already had several great adventures with … [Read more...]

Altitude Sickness, Condors, and Cusco

In order to get to the town of Chivay (remember here), we had to drive up onto the Andean Plateau and over a 16,000 foot pass. As I mentioned in the previous post, we were worried about Sol and the … [Read more...]

Chivay and Colca Canyon

We finally left Arequipa and headed back on the road. Our latest plan is to drive through the rest of Southern Peru, and then cross into Bolivia. Our first destination was the tiny village of … [Read more...]

The Naughty Nuns in Arequipa

While Tree finished  revamping the ODP site, Sol and I decided to go to the famous Monasterio de Santa Catalina.  I'd love to wax poetic about it and tell you everything I learned on my tour, but I'm … [Read more...]

Back in the hospital… all for ODP

This is going to be another one of those embarrassing posts. The only reason I'm writing it is because Stevie said that if I didn't, she would. After 2 months of good health, I found myself back in … [Read more...]

A Visual Of Arequipa

I don't have a lot of words for you today. But I thought I'd give you a look at Arequipa through the lens of Sprinter Life. We've been here for 3 weeks now, going on 4. In my opinion, that is the … [Read more...]

Could be a day… could be a month

Let's see, what's been going on with Sprinter Life the last few days? Nothing very exciting really. I've been hammering away on an Outdoorplay project, working 10+ hour days and over-all being a … [Read more...]

Kayaking & Climbing In Arequipa

So far Arequipa has been treating us very well. We love the hang, with the exception of the separate "his and hers" beds. Gustavo has really hooked us up though. This might go down as one … [Read more...]

Winning In Arequipa

After being rejected at the border trying to get into Chile (remember here), we decided to head up to Arequipa to regroup. Arequipa is in far southern Peru and is the second largest city. We fell … [Read more...]

Rejected From Chile – Our First Border Failure

That's right. We were rejected at the border trying to get into Chile. It's the second time we've ever been turned away from a country. The other time was our rejection into Canada, (remember … [Read more...]