Pisac, Cusco, Perú December 31-February 28, 2017 Author: Jetta Washington Who wouldn't love being surrounded by beautiful landscapes and mountains on every side? Who wouldn’t want to learn a new language? AND Who doesn’t love chocolate? We experienced all of the above, and not only did we experience it, we did so while working as … Continue reading FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE!
Pisac, Cusco, Perú December 21-31, 2017 Author: Jetta Washington Traveling is pure excitement! The planning, the execution, the idea of a new and unexplored destination, the mystery of the unknown, the unfolding of an experience that is forever ingrained in your heart and mind; never to be taken away or erased. From Lima to … Continue reading Higher Ground: A Run for the Hills
Lima, Perú November 1-30, 2017 Author: Jetta & Vanessa If there is anything we have learned on our travel journey, it is to never over stay your welcome. We spent two and a half weeks in our host family's home. As soon as the plan for our next move did not pan out, we began our … Continue reading To airBnb or not to airBnB
Perú Lurín & Lima October 9-31, 2017 Author: Jetta What does volunteering, the birth of a new born baby girl, a census, birthday celebrations and one the world’s largest religious processions have in common? Try a bevy of new beginnings in the month of October. Always excited about the next destination; our arrival by bus, … Continue reading A Journal of Births and Re-births Anew
Perú Lima October 27-28, 2017 Author: Jetta A key to understanding the roots and dynamics of a specific culture is to understand its religious framework, heritage, practices and traditions. One of the largest religious processions in South America, occurs in Lima, Perú, and it just so happens to take place each year in … Continue reading El Señor De Los Milagros: The Untold Story of its Origin
Ecuador Quito, Guyaquil, Moñtanita, Salinas, Cuenca and Loja August 9 - October 8, 2017 Author: Jetta Ecuador as a first country to explore on this around the world adventure has proven to be a good decision. Many asked,"why Ecuador?" There are a few reasons, but the country was chosen primarily because of my enrollment in … Continue reading Dos Meses en Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador August 10, 2017 Author: Jetta You’ve heard the saying “all those who wander are not lost.” We found ourselves in this precarious position of desiring to wander the world. Yesterday that dream came true. It took a little over 3 weeks to say our goodbyes to our DMV (D.C., Maryland & Virginia) friends … Continue reading Dare to Dream, Dare to Believe
Virginia / Maryland June 2013 to July 2017 Author: Jetta Candida. Fibromyalgia. Mental Illness. Diabetes. Lupus. Endometriosis. Illness is illness regardless of the name we put on it. Invisible illnesses, however, are treated differently. Too often, conditions where one is affected internally, are met with dismissal and are missing an element of empathy from outsiders. … Continue reading A Day Without Pain: Self-Reinvention
Author: Vanessa Over the last 27 years I have lost an exceptional amount of weight many times but never made it to my goal weight. Each time I'd get to a comfortable size or within 15-20 pounds of my goal and then I'd stop trying. Maintaining a healthy diet has been especially hard having a job … Continue reading Travel for Work? No Problem, Thanks to Nutrisystem I’m in the Best Shape of my Life!
Lihue, Hawaii February 17-18, 2016 Author: Vanessa Throughout the last decade, I have had to travel all across the country for work. Most of the time my travel takes me to places that are small, unpopular or even unknown to most. Thankfully one of my trips has taken me to a place that is so … Continue reading A day in Paradise