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The Road to Huayna Potosi: Mighty Mururata

I am not a mountain climber by any stretch of the imagination.  I enjoy the outdoors, and could be considered an “outdoorsy type” but I live in Bolivia, in La Paz specifically, the heart of the Andean mountain region.  So despite not being the mountain climbing type, I feel I have no choice but to take advantage of my surroundings.  There are many different peaks just outside of La Paz of varying heights ranging from at the highest Nevado…

Book Review: Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival

Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

The Facts:  Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival, written by Lisa Bowen, Illustrated by Nina Vanessa Pontillas, published in the USA 2016, 23 pages, ISBN: 978-1539843542


The Review:  Eli’s 1st Winter Carnival is a wonderful story of a little boy’s adventures with his family at a winter carnival, written through the eyes of the protagonist Eli.  Eli…

Must Do Travel Destinations in New Zealand – North Island (Part 2 of 3)

This summer I took an epic slightly over 2-week vacation in New Zealand, which is saying something since I have the privilege of traveling often and have been to many amazing places in the world. In New Zealand, I wend my way down nearly the entirety of both islands by Winnebago. To say that New Zealand is gorgeous is an understatement. Literally everywhere I looked I saw beauty, natural beauty primarily, but also beauty in the people, the culture, the…