Tag Archives: Manu Biosphere Reserve

The travel experience you want to avoid

When we went to Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Amazon Basin of Peru for 9 days, we took every precaution to avoid getting sick, but, even though we used a high percentage DEET lotion on exposed skin, dressed in long … Continue reading

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one way to plan a BIG trip

It all started with three great destinations: Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Bahia Bustamante in Argentina.  How could we possibly choose between them? They’re on the same continent, so we reasoned, “Wouldn’t it be possible to … Continue reading

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Hop, skip, and a jump

How could we come back to the US and not stop for a quick visit with old friends? Traditional Philadelphia, upper-west side Manhattan, and rural New Jersey. Three quick stops followed our visit to Washington, DC. We lived in Philadelphia … Continue reading

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