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Black and White Challenge

A while back I decided to experiment with converting some of my color photos to black and white. Here are the results. In some cases I think the black-and-white conversions actually breathed new life into the pictures. This is particularly

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Photo of the Day: Machu Picchu in the Morning

As today is the 104th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu by archeologist Hiram Bingham, I thought it appropriate to share a photo of the fabled Lost City of the Incas. This was taken on our way down from

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Photo of the Day: A Tree Grows in Machu Picchu

It’s been a while since I shared a Machu Picchu photo, but I was inspired by my cousin’s current trip to the fabled Lost City of the Incas. In fact, he may be standing on its hallowed grounds as I

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Photo of the Day: A Hazy Shade of Machu Picchu

This is a zoomed-in photo of Machu Picchu taken shortly after dawn from just below the Sun Gate at the end of the Inca Trail. Unfortunately, most of my photos from that morning are on the dark side due to

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Photo of the Day: Machu Picchu

Although I’ve shared this one in the past, I was inspired to re-share it after finding out that my sister had it (along with yesterday’s Arno River photo) framed to hang in her redone living room, which I thought was

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Happy Anniversary, Machu Picchu

One year ago today I was standing here: Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I was actually there, and that I survived the Inca Trail, particularly that hellish second day. It all seems like a dream now. Related Posts: My

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Checking the New 7 Wonders of the World off the Bucket List

I just realized that for the third consecutive year I will be visiting one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Two years ago I strolled around the Colosseum, last year I hiked to Machu Picchu, and in two

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My Trip to Peru: The Movie

This is a video montage of my August 2012 trip to Peru, including my visits to the Sacred Valley and my hike of the Inca Trail.  This is the same video that appeared in my journal, so you may have

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The Inca Trail Day 4: Arrival at Machu Picchu (My Trip to Peru, Part 7)

At long last, the day had arrived to make the final trek to Machu Picchu. We awoke around 3:30 am to get in line with the other groups for admission into the final stretch of the trail. This turned out

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The Inca Trail Day 3: Almost There (My Trip to Peru, Part 6)

After surviving the trials of the previous day I awoke with a new lease on life, not quite refreshed, but feeling much better. Uncle Kipp and I had to wake up extra early to get a head start on the

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