Huaraz, Peru About 3 weeks ago, Jack and I decided that if there was one trek we were going to do in Peru, it was going to be the Huayhuash Trek. And even though it had some ‘I swear this is the last trek we’re doing!‘ moments – looking back at it, we’d do it …
We’re actually in Lima right now playing catch up with emails, work, the blog, and travel planning after a 2 week hiatus from civilization.
Stories from the 10-day trek we just did in the Cordillera Huayhuash will follow. In the meantime, hope you enjoy some of our favorite sceneries taken from this trek.
Our adventure Sprinter van is powered by solar panels and GoalZero’s Yeti 400. This is how we did it.
Before we came to Wyoming, I’d never heard of the Cirque of Towers. Or the Wind River. I hope to return to this place again and again in the future.
In general, I’ve been pretty lucky in all of my travels *knock on wood*. I’d never gotten sick. I’ve only been robbed once. And the only drunk ever vomited near me got the person next to me instead.
But every now and then I encounter a string of bad lucks in one particular place that I can’t help but think that, ‘Man, this place just does NOT like me.’
The Via Ferrata in Telluride is just another reason to come visit the Southwest part of Colorado (I think it’s the most gorgeous part of the state.) It’s the most fun you can have scaling a rock wall while safely attached to a cable.
We left California to travel America in a converted van. After 6 months and 15k+ miles and I still love waking up and taking a moment to remember where I am.
Living in our converted Sprinter van we found our temporary home in the wilderness around Sedona.
Carizzo Plain was an impromptu detour on our way from California to Arizona. This National Monument is located 100 miles north of Los Angeles and had a feeling of being in the middle of nowhere (because it is). We were hoping that we’d be there in time to see the wildflowers.
Most families bond over dinner in their living room, mine bonds over countless roadtrips. On our last visit to Indonesia (Dec 2014), we went to Garut (Tasikmalaya) to visit Kampung Naga, a traditional Javanese village.
This is a series of unrelated and unfiltered snippets of highlights, tidbits, and memories from our visit to Hong Kong.
Where else would you go climbing in the middle of winter in California?
Here are some of the lessons we wish we had known 4 years ago:
Once common throughout Hong Kong, Tai O is one of the last remaining communities where you can still see these stilt houses.
It is connected to the outside world by a windy, motion sickness-inducing mountain road. There are no skyscrapers here, no neon signs. There aren’t even any cars. This was exactly what we were looking for!
He handed me a fresh cup of coffee with a shot of Bailey’s, just the way I like it. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, someone comes and brings me coffee!
I have to say, I’m loving this lifestyle.
Feb 10: Jackandjilltravel.com gets a facelift! What do you think?
Whenever someone asks me how Sri Lanka was, I always end up thinking of the time I spent hiking and exploring this region of low lying mist and clouds.
$25?! I balked. I thought the tout chatting me up during dinner was lying about the entrance fee to Horton Plains, one of Sri Lanka’s national parks known for its 3 mile hike to a viewpoint called World’s End. “No, madam. It’s really $25 per person. We can leave tomorrow at 6 am.” I started …
The Do’s and Don’ts of visiting Sri Lanka. Come visit my favorite Asian country.
Seriously, installing a curtain rod should not take a whole day. But it did. It was just one of the many examples of #1 lesson we learned in our Sprinter conversion project: things will take much longer than you anticipate.
I always recommend people to check out the local markets when they’re traveling. To be honest it’s not always the colorful tapestries you see in magazines. Sometimes it’s a photographer’s heaven, other times it’s just ‘meh’ if not downright dangerous.
Beruwala fish market is an example where it’s particular rewarding.