Monserrate, Colombia

High atop the mountain overlooking the city of Bogota sits the famous cathedral of Montserrat where the faithful make their annual pilgrimage by climbing barefoot, or even on their knees, up to the beautiful cathedral for the daily traditional catholic services. Hiking to the top can be a great way to spend the day, watch…

Machu Picchu, Peru

One of the seven wonders of the world Lies atop the Andes Mountain in the Inca Sacred Valley in Peru. Ancient Incan civilizations sat atop this incredible site once and used it for parties, rituals and ceremonies for over 100 days a year.  The Inca devised irrigation systems and crop alterations that are mind blowing…

Gullfoss, Iceland

Powerful and massive, Gullfoss roars as the waters crash down on the canyons rocks in the heart of the Golden Circle.  The impressive volume of flowing water creates mist and momentum forcing a cold, windy vacuum that blows down the valley chilling me to the bone as we hike along the top of the valley. …

Geysir, Iceland

The Great Geysir is the legendary wonder for which all others on Earth are named.  This incredible spring has been sporadically shooting hot water up to 70 meters high for the past 10,000 years. Records say that hundreds of years ago the entire valley would tremble each time it spouted, and that the geysir once…

Seljavellir – Iceland’s Secret Thermal Springs

Icelanders love their natural hot springs and have been bathing out in the thermal springs for hundreds of years.  Taking advantage of the year long warm waters the Icelanders socialize out in the warm pools as a national pastime.  Many great places to enjoy the springs are all over the island. The Blue Lagoon is a…

Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Iceland

Stunning geen cliffs pull apart from each other as a steel stream runs through dreamlike canyons of Fjadrargljufur.  Hiking around the top of the canyon offers picture perfect views of moss covered cliffs and flowing streams. Take an hour or two to explore the beautiful valley and take lots and lots of pictures. You can…

Kerid Volcanic Crater, Iceland

The beautiful kaleidoscopic ring around the crater of Kerid has to be Iceland’s Most iconic Golden Circle Jem.  This memorizing sight leave visitors gazing mouth-open in silence.  Imagine the powerful explosion that created the enormous volcanic crater that is Kerid.   Walk the craters rim and notice the scale of the eruption to produce such a…

Jokulsarlon, Iceland’s Glacier Bay

Striking shades of blues, greys and whites streak across wide layers of ice formed by ages of precipitation and centuries of snowfall compressed into the Skaftafell Glacier forcing the weight of the ice to creep and flow down toward the Atlantic sea. The incredible power of  nature is demonstrated in Jokulsarlon bay as you see school bus…