South America Archive

Machu Picchu’s Story in Stone

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Disclosure: This post may contain Affiliate Links. Sitting in the Vilcabamba mountain range of Peru, perched high above the Vilcanota River, is a sacred place. They call it Machu Picchu. Viewed from above it looks like a great bird – like a condor –  turning in full flight. Up close, it

The Wild Side of Machu Picchu

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Disclosure: This post may contain Affiliate Links. Machu Picchu – architectural wonder, Inca monument, historic gem. All are fitting descriptions for this fortress carved of stone, but I’m going to detour for a moment and take you along for a walk on Machu Picchu’s wild side. Discovering Machu Picchu’s Wild Things

All Aboard for Lizard Land in the Galapagos

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Disclosure: This post may contain Affiliate Links. A ship, a ship – we have a ship. The Monserrat waits patiently in the harbour for us to board. Our Galapagos boat adventure is about to begin. It’s all aboard for lizard land. The Galapagos Name Game Okay, maybe lizard land isn’t the

Tortoise Time in the Galapagos

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Disclosure: This post may contain Affiliate Links. Time on land and in the water plus a small ship to call home equals the perfect combination for exploring the Galapagos Islands. Today, it’s tortoise time on Isla Santa Cruz! Ready, Set, Go Galapagos We started our tortoise tour by visiting the Charles

Gearing Up for the Galapagos Islands: Finally!

WRITTEN BY: MEGAN KOPP Disclosure: This post contains Affiliate Links. Thirty years ago I dreamed of going to the Galapagos Islands to snorkel with sea lions, walk past nesting blue-footed boobies and trip alongside giant tortoises. You know what? Dreams do come true. Making a Plan and Checking It Twice Boat or land tour? That