Adventure

Growth and renewal through adventure and the call of the wild.

Footage from the Inka Trail

July 21, 2011 Adventure

I just finished editing some footage we shot with the GoPro during our four-day hike along the Inka Trail into Machu Picchu. Enjoy.

Amazing Places: Floyd’s Pelican Bar

June 22, 2011 Adventure

Situated on a sandbar off the southern coast of Jamaica, Floyd’s Pelican Bar is simply paradise. We visited Delroy “Floyd” Forbes’ bar back in 2005 while staying at Jake’s Island Outpost in Treasure Beach. It was our honeymoon and we were in pursuit of adventure. So, we hooked up with a local fisherman for a tour of the Black River. The fisherman introduced us to Floyd’s, which is located nearby in the Parottee Bay. We sipped cold Red Stripes, ateRead More

Travelogue | Pisac, Peru

May 28, 2011 Adventure

After spending a couple of days in Lima, we departed for Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We decided to spend the first couple of days in Pisac, a small village approximately 30km from Cusco. Pisac is best known for its markets that feature Andean handicrafts. Our primary reason for staying in the village was to begin acclimatizing to the higher elevation. On average, the altitude of Lima is 433 ft. Cusco’s elevation is approximately 10800 ft. That’sRead More

Travelogue | Lima, Peru

May 26, 2011 Adventure

We just returned from a two-week vacation to Peru. The trip was filled with adventures and enlightening experiences. I’ve arrived home feeling energized and refreshed. The first two days of our trip were spent in Barranco, a suburb of Lima. Barranco is a sleepy and somewhat bohemian area of the sprawling capital city. We stayed at a great B&B called Second Home Peru. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Second Home Peru was once home to the notedRead More

New York | Artifacts

March 29, 2011 Adventure

Momofuku Noodle Bar Momofuku Milk Bar Momofuku Milk Bar Eataly Domori Stumptown Coffee Roasters Stumptown Coffee Roasters iPhoneography=Instagram+PS Express

Newgrange

March 25, 2011 Adventure

I’m a little late sharing our photos from Newgrange. We visited the historic site in July 2010.

Puerto Rico Travelogue: Day Five

November 27, 2009 Adventure

Yesterday started off rather normal and ended on a weird note. Highlights for the day included an outstanding Puerto Rican breakfast at La Bombonera, a relaxing walk along the Paseo de la Princesa and the western coast of Old San Juan, and our Thanksgiving dinner at Marmalade. La Bombonera was the perfect place to start the day. We enjoyed the restaurant’s renowned mallorcas and cafe con leche. Mallorcas are the perfect sweet and savory breakfast. A mallorca is “a butteryRead More

Puerto Rico Travelogue: Day Four

November 26, 2009 Adventure

Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan when traveling. Yesterday was one of those days. After spending a couple of hours hunting down the only available rental car in San Juan, we departed the Old City for a trip to a coffee plantation in Ponce. Well, at least that was the plan. After a 1.5 hour drive, we arrived at Hacinda Buena Vista with high hopes for the tour of the farm. Little did we know that Hacienda BuenaRead More

Puerto Rico Travelogue: Day Three

November 25, 2009 Adventure

Today we paid a visit to Casa Bacardi, home to the world’s most popular rum. Several years back we started a habit of visiting distilleries and breweries when we travel. Up until this point, we’ve had great luck with our experiences. Generally the visits are educational, fun, and include good times tasting good beverages. Sadly, Casa Bacardi was a bit of a letdown. It was a somewhat educational experience, but we were really annoyed that we could not tour theRead More

Puerto Rico Travelogue: Day Two

November 24, 2009 Adventure

When we arrived at The Gallery Inn on Saturday, Dharma was the first to notice the many pictures of Barack and Michelle Obama visiting the hotel. When we asked the clerk about the pictures, all she told us was that the first family visited during the primary election campaign. Yesterday we befriended the maintenance man and he filled us in on the details. It turns out the Obamas rented out all twenty-two rooms during their visit, the place was crawlingRead More