Archive | February, 2015

Facing Your Fears While Traveling

23 February 2015

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No Fear

Many people never leave the USA (or their home country) because they allow their fears to control them. They feel anxiety when they consider expanding their comfort zone. Others might travel, but only in groups and to a generally controlled environment, such as an all-inclusive resort or other area that is largely filled with tourists. […]

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My Accommodation in Cusco – Hostal Amaru

21 February 2015

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Hostal Amaru, Cuzco

I spent a lot of time (maybe too much) trying to find a nice yet inexpensive place to stay in Cusco for the week I will be staying there. I wanted something relatively close to the Plaza deArmas, but not too close due to the noise, and away from the trains, as well as in an […]

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Spanish for Dunces

19 February 2015

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  I have been trying to learn Spanish on and off since high school. The reason I do not know more, is because it has been mostly off and not on. Also I, like many guys, am a visual person. I can read Spanish relatively well and understand the structure and can sound out a word […]

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Great Resources for Planning My Trip – Panama City

18 February 2015

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Panama Canal

This is a quick post about some of the resources I found for my first stop on my big Trip 50 – Panama City. Panama will be my (free) stopover on my frequent flyer itinerary. I am really just going to Panama City to see the Canal and Miraflores locks museum. I have always been interested […]

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Great Resources for Planning My Trip – Machu Picchu

15 February 2015

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Machu Picchu

We have all seen the iconic images since we were in school – Machu Picchu – the hidden city of the Inkas. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site, and host to millions of visitors each year. It stands over 7,900 feet above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. […]

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