Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was one of the traveling highlights of my year. Yes, it’s that amazing. Standing 13,700 feet up in the Andes,  knowing I had climbed up there myself? Such an awe-inspiring feeling. I won’t lie though: it took some (ok a lot) of...
What to Pack for a 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

What to Pack for a 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Planning to hike to Machu Picchu? Here is my A to Z guide to Inca Trail hike packing.  After years of traveling with just a carry-on suitcase, I’m in the habit of waiting until the night before my trip (or, in a few cases, a few hours before…) to start packing....
German Food Crawl: Beer, Sausage…and Kiwifruit?

German Food Crawl: Beer, Sausage…and Kiwifruit?

Germany: the land of sausage and beer (and, as I quickly learned, 6am fish sandwiches – more to come on that later). As I headed to Hamburg and Berlin earlier this summer, I wasn’t wholly excited about the food. Not as if I’d been going to say, Italy. While I love a...