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Why do you need a travel agent? Let me tell you my favorite story.

Why do you need a travel agent? Let me tell you my favorite story.

When sometimes people as me why should they use a travel agent in the digital age of book it and do it yourself online sites I have a favorite response. But before I give the example I want to be objective and say that using a travel agent is not for everyone and may not be necessary for some travel arrangements. If I just need the rental car locally (I mean in the US) when I arrive in the airport,…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

  Happy 4th! As we prepare ourselves for the long Holiday weekend  celebrating  our Independence day in the USA I just wanted to share a little of info about the “independence” day. Since I am a pretty “new” USA citizen ( I became a USA citizen in September 2013) I am glad  and proud to enjoy this celebration with my family and nice general atmosphere. The typical BBQ, amazing fireworks, pool parties or any other Summer get together  are already characteristic…

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Darek and Ana – Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Darek and Ana – Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

*This post was written by Ana’s husband Darek, who has been known to say, “I am married to South America.” Though born in Poland, he shares his wife’s passion for the people and the land, as you will see. Hola! Let me catch up on our past few days of travel. We visited Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is located north of Cuzco, Peru, about 1 hour ride by bus. It is a beautiful place, a very fertile, deep…

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Nazca Lines, Paracas and Ballestas Islands

Nazca Lines, Paracas and Ballestas Islands

Ana reporting from her mobile office in Paracas: Yesterday I arrived early in the morning by bus in the city of Nazca. The town  looks pretty small and there were a lot of kiosks with locals enjoying breakfast (a type of soup with meat, noddles, veggies, etc!)  I wanted to have breakfast but my guide said that it wasn’t a good idea because we were going directly to fly over the Nazca Lines and the flight could make me dizzy…

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Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

Ana reporting from the deepest canyon in South America: Yesterday I traveled from the city of Arequipa to the town of Chivay, in the heart of Colca valley. We had a nice group of people. One couple from Madrid, another one from Lima and a Russian guy that didn’t even speak much English! We started early in the morning and we stopped in different viewpoints and interesting sites! Like the highest point of the road at 4910 meters above sea…

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Sunday in Lima with Limenos!

Sunday in Lima with Limenos!

Ana reporting from Peru: Since Darek return to LA and I went to Lima I have been busy participating in the ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) International destination Expo held in Lima. It was a very good event where I was able to learn more about other destinations within Peru that I still never been to. My friends Charo & Publio, our local suppliers from Peru hosted me for all these days at their house. So I had a…

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We are off to South America again!

We are off to South America again!

Analia and I are excited to be traveling again to South America. This time our itinerary will take us to Ecuador, Galapagos Islands and later Analia will travel solo to Peru for a convention. Getting up this morning at an ungodly hour of 2 am, the share ride van picked us up at 3 and we headed for LAX. It was a very pleasant ride at that time of the night. Now we are waiting in Miami international airport for…

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Dakar 2012 – Argentina, Chile, Peru.

Dakar 2012 – Argentina, Chile, Peru.

This legendary yearly adventure rally which originally started in 1978 with a route from Paris to Dakar is in its 33rd edition and for the third time in South America. The adrenaline packed race through remote desert regions takes place over 14 stages with participants from 50 countries and is viewed by over one billion people from all over the planet. The participants test their endurance and navigational skills while riding on motorcycles, in trucks, cars and quads in hopes…

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Around the world in 23 days – latimes.com

Around the world in 23 days – latimes.com

An interesting article from Sunday LA Times where author David Lamb describes his adventure of circumnavigating the globe on a National Geographic Expedition. The first two sites on his trip were Machu Picchu and Easter Island. While the budget of this trip is not for the average traveler it is an inspiration to learn about some of the most exciting places on the globe. I still think 80 days around the world as penned by Jules Verne was a more…

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