Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Cusco (Peru)

Cusco was by far my favorite city in Peru. Cusco is the jumping-off city for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, but don’t rush through the city itself. It’s a … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Colca Canyon (Peru)

While staying in Arequipa I did a day trip to Colca Canyon. It was really beautiful and I wish I’d stayed the night and had more time to see the … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arequipa (Peru)

With my Inca Trail date set, I had about a week in Peru before I started hiking. In order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, I started my month … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Snow Lake Hike & Annette Lake Hike

Great views on the way up to Snow Lake! The lake itself, still covered in snow but it’s melting fast. I didn’t go down into the basin due to the … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Granite Mountain, WA state

  This hike kicked my butt! We were in the middle of a heat wave, and it was the steepest hike I’ve tried. And that’s not even including the alternate … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mount Washington Hike, WA state

They say a rainy day in the mountains beats a sunny day indoors. Well, what about a sunny day in the mountains??   Since my last post, I’ve completed six … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Swakane Canyon Trail, WA state

In late June I’ll be doing something I’ve dreamed about doing for a long, long time – the Inca Trail! It’s a 4-day hike through the Andes, with Machu Picchu … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

San Diego, California (Dec 2015)

This past Christmas I went to San Diego, since the flights to Maui were too expensive. I wanted some sunshine and San Diego definitely delivered! I stayed in the Horton … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Problem with Pintrest

I admit, I use Pinterest from time to time. I’ve used it to find some delicious recipes, funny memes, and cute hairstyles. However, some areas of the site have become … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Road Trip to Utah (Aug 2015)

In August I drove down to Utah with two friends. They were going to visit family and I was going to visit my BFF Leah. Thank goodness my car has … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lake Wenatchee (Aug 2015)

In August I went camping on the shores of Lake Wenatchee with three friends. We had such a fun time swimming, playing cards, hiking, and talking. It was so nice … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gijón, Spain (June 2015)

Gijón was the last new city I had time to visit while I was in Spain last summer. I was just looking for somewhere beautiful and relaxing, and this place … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Burgos, Spain (June 2015)

I arrived in Burgos in the middle of a big festival. I got to see paper maché statues paraded through town, a crowd very excited about laundry being hung from … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Madrid (June 2015)

My time in Madrid last summer was a mix of Spanish classes, visiting museums I hadn’t yet been to, and revisiting my favorite places.   From the moment I stepped … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 1 Comment
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