Melissa’s great adventures and fun writing are not strangers to Vagobond readers, but we thought it might be fun for you to get to know her a little bit better.
Vagabond Travel Museum
These are my Travel Museum Inductions for the week of March 16, 2012.
4 Shopping Meccas of Ecuador and Peru
In our first five months in South America, Neil and I were able to visit four of the most famous shopping meccas of Ecuador and Peru.
Backwater Adventures in the Peruvian Amazon Part 1
I set off into the jungle with my guide Achiles on his narrow riverboat. We were heading deep into the Amazon for five days to visit Achiles’ friend Don Luis in the village of Nueva Utuquinia, roughly halfway between Pucallpa and the Brazilian border.
South America for Adrenaline Junkies
Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and La Paz are some of the world’s most famous and intriguing cities. And the beaches, but don’t forget about the adrenaline adventures…
Puenting of Life – Bridge Jumping in Peru – Part 2
The first three steps were crucial. Freddy and the assistant were go to hold me steady. Jerry would be on the other side of the bridge to check me after I had jumped.
Puenting of Life – Bridge Jumping in Peru – Part 1
We headed out of the chaos of the city and up towards the highlands, in the foothills of the Andes, just two hours away from my downtown home.
La Fiesta Mama Negra in Ecuador
Down the spine of the Andes Mountains just one hour south of Quito, the city of Latacunga fills its streets with streamers and parades the cathedral’s statue of the Virgin and Child through several neighborhoods.
Peru’s Chavin de Huantar – Epic Archeological Adventure
Ancash lies quietly to the north of Lima, ignored by too many people who hop past to the golden northern beaches, the central jungle, or Cusco and Machu Picchu. Peru’s Chavin de Huantar – Epic Archeological Adventures and more await…
The Choquequirao Trek or How to Be a Weekend Warrior in Peru
We descended such distances that the climate visibly changed around us, getting warmer and subtropical until the trees were dripping with ripe mangos and avocados.