February 5th: Day 7 Today was arguably one of the best days of my life. Since all of the volunteers only work 3 hours at our projects, some of us felt like we could, and should, be doing more. Three volunteers and I, who all work in the evening and have mornings free, went to Aldea … More ALDEA YANAPAY


February 4th: Day 6 About an hour out of the city (walking) is a beautiful church that overlooks the city. I sat there and just enjoyed the quiet and the breeze and view. I couldn’t help to constantly think about how lucky I am. This is such an adventure and it’s crazy to me that … More LUCKY LIFE

New Life

 February 1st: Day 3 New Friends/ New Place/ New Life What a whirlwind of a day. First of all: I woke up (still alone in a strange house and strange place) then rushed to the bathroom where I threw up. I believe it was due to thealtitude sickness- but who knows? I have felt fine … More New Life

Little Treasures

While unpacking I found many notes and cards from my family (and Nick) including this wonderful quote my dad printed off and stuffed on top of my suitcase: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” Dr. Seuss always knows just what to say.

Flying Solo

January 31st: Day 2 Portland – La – Lima,Peru – Cusco!!! 3 planes later….. and I’ve made it! I asked myself about a billion times today “what am I doing??” because I honestly have no idea. It was my first solo plane ride, my first solo baggage claim, my first time clearing customs, first ti … More Flying Solo


Fist Time For Everything January 30th: Day 1 I can only imagine how deer in the headlights I must have looked virtually all day. Everything seemed to happen way too fast and unexpectedly and all felt unreal. I had to keep double checking that it was really time to go to the airport? I actually … More NEXT STOP: PERU