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Why Live Typical when you can Live Extraordinary

You know, a lot of people dream of graduating from college getting the 9-5 job, Marry, have 2.5 kids and live the white picket fence life. In my opinion, this would be a terribly boring way to live.  I want to live a life full of adventure and un-traditional happenings. A life that screams “I am … Continue reading

Strike 3 and your out! Why we decided to stay in California

Most of you, who talked to us and met us in 2013, heard that we were going to be in Australia for this season (February-July 2014) and are most likely wondering…where are all the awesome posts about Australia? Well to our surprise and disappointment, our planned study abroad and working trip to Australia fell through. … Continue reading

Snow Boarding in Tahoe

Living it up at Sierra at Tahoe!

When Nerdy becomes convenient

While we were in Ecuador and Peru we started realizing that the things we thought nerdy back home in the states were mighty convenient here. Check out our list!  1. Zip off, water resistant pants  We would have loved having some of these, especially on our trek through the jungle. When doing multi day treks … Continue reading

2014 New Years Resolutions!

We decided to only come up with four resolutions so that we could focus on each one and overcome it. Life is so unexpected and unpredictable that it is hard to know where it will lead you! Just remember that God always has a plan! “For I know the plans I have for you declares … Continue reading

Our top 7 Adventures of 2013

Now that the year officially over, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the spectacular adventures or experiences of the past year that we have had.   Our top 7 adventures in 2013! (In no particular order)   Atlantis The Atlantis resort is not just a hotel on a beach in the Bahamas, but also … Continue reading

South America survival tips

South America is such a beautiful continent, with so many incredible places to see. When traveling down there its important to be aware and remember these tips:  1. Always have small bills and cash When buying from local markets and most stores, change for big bills is difficult to come by because everything is pretty … Continue reading

Machu Picchu tour for $100

Find out how we did a tour of Machu Picchu for $100! Machu Picchu on a budget is possible.

Photo of the week

Machu Picchu! One of the new 7 wonders of the world. And boy is it amazing!

Trekking Colca Canon

Hiking in Colca Canon was the hardest hiking we have ever done. We started out on our four day trek to Llahuar then to Sangalle (towns at the bottom of the canon) with roughly 25 pounds on our backs because we thought it would be awesome to sleep under the stars and save on the … Continue reading

Hiking cotahuasi canon

Cotahuasi canon is a gorgeous off the beaten path travel destination in southern Peru. It is said to be the deepest canon in the world, nearly twice as deep as the grand canon. Although there is some debate whether Cotahuasi canon or Colca canon is deeper, either way Peru still has the deepest canons in … Continue reading

Photo of the week

Huacachina is a cute dessert oasis situated around a naturally occurring lake. Many travelers pass through here to enjoy the epic sand boarding and dune buggy rides through the massive sand dunes surrounding the city. A must see if traveling through southern Peru!

Photo of the week

Paracas national reserve is located in paracas Peru. It is a beautiful reserve filled with rolling sand dunes and breath taking beaches. It’s a place where you truly feel like your in the dessert but then get surprised by the beaches on the edges. We loved bike riding around this magnificent park and truly feel … Continue reading

Ballestas Islands

The Ballestas Islands are a marine reserve right of the coast of Paracas in southern Peru. In 2012 it was the second most popular nature reserve destination of local and foreign tourists. They are also known as the Galapagos for poor people. The islands are made of rock formations that provide a home for many … Continue reading

Laguna 69

Laguna 69 is tucked away deep into the Parque Nacional Huascaran near Huaraz Peru. It took us about six hours to hike to the lake and back but it was completely worth it. The Huascaran park is just breathtakingly beautiful through and through. The park is a must see if your coming to Huaraz Peru. … Continue reading

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