Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Lake Titicaca, Peru (July ’16)

Yes, I’m very very very behind!! I was originally going to spend a day and a half each on the Uros and Taquile, but food poisoning kicked in right before, … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 3

[What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail] [Inca Trail, Day 1] [Inca Trail, Day 2] Day 3 – Pacaymayu to Wiñay Wayna (16km/10mi total. It was … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 2

[Inca Trail, Day 1] Day 2 – Ayapata to Warmiwañusca (5km/3mi, 900m/2950ft elevation gain) then downhill 6km to camp at Pacaymayu at 3400m. I was feeling pretty good the first … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 1

I’ve wanted to do the Inca Trail ever since I first heard about it in 2010. This June I finally got to do it! I was especially proud that I … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail

1. It’s hard! This can’t be emphasized enough. You are walking for 8 hours a day for 3 days in a row. Most of that walking is either gaining or … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

León, Spain (June 2015)

Last June I spent a weekend in sunny León, Spain. I loved staring up at the huge facade of the cathedral, and wandering the medieval streets. Did you know the … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment