Winicunca – La Montaña de Siete Colores

Tucked deep in the Ausangate (Sacred Mountain) region of the Peruvian Andes lies the majestic and picturesque mountain Winicunca (also spelled Vinicunca), also known as el Cerro Colorado, La Montaña de Siete Colores, or more commonly, Rainbow Mountain. Other than knowing it was a beautiful and breathtaking (literally!) trek to one of the highest peaks in the […]

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Nicolasa La Vegetariana?

First and foremost, I love all animals. But 24 hours after the below photo was taken, I had alpaca for lunch. It was the first and quite possibly the last time I will try it. I’ve never felt bad for eating animal meat before, but this time was different. Eating alpaca was not something I […]

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Berrinchuda in Big Bear

One thing I’ve learned after spending a week in Big Bear with three kids all under the age of 6 is that I don’t know shit about what it takes to be a mother. I thought that because I was raised by a single working mother of four, I understood and knew the struggles of […]

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Negrita Cucurumbé

My abuelito was a world traveler. Before diabetes. Before the doctors amputated his leg. Before his heart attack. Mi abuelito was a photographer, a journalist, a businessman, un viajero. Every few years my abue would take his nietos to Mexico. My turn finally came the fall of ’96, the year before he passed away. I was […]

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