Lovely Lima

I am more convinced than ever that travel changes your perspective on life.  I am newly convinced after this trek through Central and South America with my husband, two kids and a very small budget, that your experiences in traveling are influenced and altered by your particular circumstances, thus affecting your perspective. In a nutshell,…

Over the Border and into Peru….

The bus begins to pull out of the Cuenca bus station just as the sun comes fully into view.  The four of us sit back and relax for the first time that morning.  We’d already been up for hours, making sure that we had packed every toy and phone charger and had left our rental…

Cuenca – Rivers, Gringos, Health Care and Good Grub

We arrived in Cuenca, Ecuador feeling a little under the weather and suffering from travel fatigue.  Four months of rental apartments, budget buses and unfamiliar things were taking their toll.  At home in the upper midwest, Fall had arrived.  The pictures and descriptions of the changing colors and football games and all things pumpkin flavored…