Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Lima Peru (July 2016) – Architecture, Cats, Art

It’s been a year since I was there and the memories are starting to fade, so forgive me if I’m not overly wordy. Miraflores Park – home to  several dozen … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland (July 2014)

The Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of only 3 places in Europe that I’ve returned to (the others being Madrid and Amsterdam). It’s so beautiful and peaceful that I just couldn’t … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nærøyfjord, Norway (July 2014)

Nærøyfjord means “Narrow Fjord”, and it’s named that for good reason. The walls rise 1400m above the water, and some parts of the fjord are only 500m wide. It is … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bergen, Norway (July 2014)

Bergen was my first stop in Norway. What a delightful little coastal town! A lot of people stay here or in Stavanger as a “home base” to begin their fjord … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Split, Croatia

Split’s center is dominated by Diocletian’s Palace (Roman) and the “new town” which is Medieval. The former palace has been converted to a combo of museums, private shops, restaurants, and … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

My expectations were high but exploring the park blew them all away! It was absolutely stunning. The park is a series of dozens of terraced lakes connected by hundreds of … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Stari Grad Hvar (Sail Croatia Part III)

The morning before going to Stari Grad, there was a storm, which meant no swim stop. We all took seasickness pills and tried to distract ourselves. Eventually the weather improved … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment