When life gives you lemons...revamp your website! This is something I have been wanting to do for far too long, but I never had the time. After building the last version of our website in 2017 and the evolution our company since then, it was time. I am proud to relaunch our website that truly reflects who we are - a boutique DMC!
Daniel and I love trekking in the Andes and we are so excited that next week we will be on some of Chile's most stunning trails. We may be a bit biased, but we truly think the Andes are the most beautiful mountains in the entire world!
Today we wanted to showcase a wonderful non-profit in Cusco we found out about from our daughter - Catfetin! This adorable cafe serves delicious food and drink and is home to rescued street cats. Their mission is to get them adopted and all profits go to their care. Catfetin has already gotten 150+ cats responsibly adopted since their inception. It is a wonderful non-profit to support!
Last year at this time we were visiting the Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa. The beauty and history of this site is a must see while visiting Arequipa, a UNESCO world heritage site known as "The White City". This nickname comes from sillar, white volcanic stone, which was used to build the city.
The tourism industry in Peru is being severely affected by the current political situation. Now is the time to support your favorite local businesses. Even if you aren't in Peru, this should be a reminder to always take care of your own local communities. We hope for a resolution to the conflict soon and will continue to support our local vendors and business owners.
It seems surreal that amidst all of the current political chaos in Peru that we will be leaving next week to Chilean Patagonia for my 40th birthday trekking extravaganza. Today, as I can hear the protests outside of my office window, I am reminiscing about being back in this absolutely amazing part of our world and hoping for peace in Peru. ♥️🙏🇵🇪