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With Niagara Falls in our backyard it takes a mighty waterfall to impress us. πŸ˜‰
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Iguazu was pretty spectacular with its multiple falls terraced amongst thick sub-tropical forest. There is a fantastic series of boardwalks that zig zag over the river and to the edge of many of the falls, allowing for great views.
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The brown water surprised us and we learned that just a few decades ago this water was clear.
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Deforestation has caused erosion upstream, and the soil churning in the water gives it its brown colour. The turbidity makes the water cloudy and fish cannot see each other to feed or spawn, and birds cannot see their prey in the water.
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Cataratas Del IguazΓΊ, Misiones, Argentina
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With its many abandoned buildings, blank walls and no restrictions on where artists can paint, Buenos Aires has gained a world class reputation for its street art.
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We loved our tour with @bastreetart - but the very best experience came the next day, when one of the city’s top artists @coure_carofavale lead the kids in an aerosol workshop and they got to create their very own street art on a brick wall in the city! Definitely the coolest urban experience we’ve ever had! Thank you Carolina for sharing your passion and making this artistic expression accessible for our kids!
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We find it more challenging to be inspired in urban settings, but this was a 10+++. Where do you find your inspiration in a big city??
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➑️ Swipe to see the kid’s work up close.
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It was hard to say goodbye to Peru. πŸ’• We've made so many memories here ~ welcoming people, beautiful architecture, delicious food, intriguing history, thrilling adventure and so much more. Peru should definitely be near the top of your list for a family friendly destination with something for everyone!
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Special thanks to @peruhop for getting us everywhere comfortably and safely.
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Punta Montana Machu Picchu!
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Who can resist these sweethearts πŸ’•
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We loved exploring the famous Pisac market in the Sacred Valley.
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It was quite an adventure getting there from Cusco on the local Collectivo bus! It's about a 45 minute ride and cost our family of six just $12 round trip!
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We travelled like a local ~ but this pic is pure tourist! 😊
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#peru #pisaq #babygoat #cusco #exploreperu #sacredvalley

Pisac - Valle Sagrado de los Incas
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Happy kids wearing their alpaca wool sweaters at Machu Picchu (even if we had to bribe Max with a lollipop for the pic πŸ˜‚).
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My best tip for exploring the ruins with kids is to arrive later in the afternoon for cooler weather and fewer crowds. We were there at 2:00 and had the place to ourselves! 3-3.5 hours was plenty of time to explore.
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The boys were fascinated with the ceremonial baths & the girls loved the resident llamas. I'm sure you'll see a couple selfies on their insta accounts πŸ˜‚
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Machu Picchu
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βœ… Machu Picchu - this enchanting destination has been on my bucket list for a long time.
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An incredible view was the reward after a gruelling hike up to the top of Montana Picchu (old mountain).
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The girls and I woke at 5:00 am to get up to the site in time for our 7:00 am time slot. The hike is restricted to 400 hikers per day and a special ticket is required.
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We climbed a seemingly endless number of steps, built over 500 years ago by the Incas and although this hike is short in distance, the elevation gain of 2,139 feet is pretty challenging!
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I have no idea why this hike is often overlooked in favour of the more popular Huayna Picchu (young mountain). There were fewer hikers, we had a 360 degree view of the valley and towered over Huayna Picchu ~ which you can see in the distance.
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The clouds broke as we reached the summit and all our huffing & puffing was soon forgotten as we were in awe of the spectacular site below us.
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This was definitely my most rewarding hike ever ~ what's yours?!
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And this is my last post about Uros ~ here are the traditional reed boats decorated for the festival leaving from the islands to the shore. We followed along with the parade and when we arrived at shore, it was amazing to see the thousands of Peruvians who have come from all over the country to celebrate this festival.
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Islas Flotantes De Los Uros
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We were so lucky to be on the Uros Islands during one of the most important festivals of the year.
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Lake Titicaca is a sacred lake, and considered the birthplace of the Inca civilization. During Puno week, the Uros people perform a reenactment of the Inca origin myth when Manco Capac & Mama Ocllo, the children of the Incan God Wiracocha, rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca to found the Inca empire.
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Apart from a ton of official photographers, we were the only tourists on the island and had the great privilege to witness the sacred ceremony prior to the boat leaving from Uros to shore. This was such an incredible and fortuitous opportunity!
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Islas Flotantes De Los Uros
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"Happiness is...when you meet unexpected new friends" 😊These 2 cuties were inseparable for the 24 hours they spent together communicating with gestures and smiles. πŸŒˆπŸ’•
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Where have you made the most unexpected friendships?
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Islas Flotantes De Los Uros
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Here's a peek our homestay accommodation on Uros, made of reeds, and lifted off the ground with more reeds! All the houses on the islands are the same ~ it's a village of reed buildings on reed islands!
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Where is the most unusual place you've ever spent the night? 🏑
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Islas Flotantes De Los Uros
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I love this picture of Grace and Johnny learning how to create the handwork of the Uros people. They are making little reed boats - miniatures of the actual life size boats still in use.
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I adore all the bright colours in the traditional clothing - it looks so happy and friendly - just like all the Peruvians we've met. This is such a welcoming and friendly country!
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We had such an interesting home stay last night on the floating islands of Uros, on Lake Titicaca. These islands are home to the Uros people (indigenous people of Peru) who use the reeds (Totora) for making the islands, building their homes, making boats and eating. The islands are literally floating 10-20 meters above the bottom of the lake and are bouyed by the root system of the totora. Naturally our kids loved playing with the two little boys who lived on the island! 😍. More pics to come!
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Islas Flotantes De Los Uros
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Here we are at 14,600 ft elevation ~ the highest we'll reach in Peru πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ
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We debated back & forth whether or not to take altitude sickness medication. It was a tough call because everyone reacts differently to both altitude and to the medication's side effects. In the end we decided to take Diamox as a precaution. We only have a few days here and want to make the most of our time, so hopefully everyone will be well!
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Puno Region
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2 months on the road! πŸŽ’
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These 4 ragamuffins have adjusted so well to a nomadic life. We've gone from the comfort of our suburban home to living in a tiny home on wheels, to living out of a backpack. 🏑
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We covered 10,000 driving km in our spacious truck, and now they've adjusted to bus travel. They've survived overnight buses and precarious rides! 🚍
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We've stayed mostly at hostels in Peru, and the kids love hostel culture - meeting travellers from all over the world, hearing their stories and exchanging travel tips and ideas. They love the communal feel of this travel lifestyle. 🌎
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Most people think we're crazy travelling with the 4 kids -one of them a toddler -but let's face it, most of these backpackers are in their 20's and probably can't even imagine having four kids! 😊
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Aside from the normal sibling bickering and at times a bit too much togetherness the last 2 months of travel with them has been so rewarding. They really embrace every new experience with enthusiasm and gusto - I am so proud of this gaggle of adventurers! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ’•
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Check out Max's peace sign in this pic! πŸ˜‚
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Santa Catalina Monastery
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Arequipa- such a beautiful city. Known as the 'white city' for the stone used in the incredible colonial architecture. Surrounded by volcanos and especially beautiful at sunset. Photo credit to Johnny (my 8 year old!). There was so much to enjoy in Peru's second largest city - we took a Peruvian cooking class, learned all about alpacas and traditional wool processing & weaving, toured the amazing Santa Catalina monastery, built in 1579 and enjoyed the many cultural galleries showcasing Peruvian artists. β€’
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Arequipa (distrito)
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And about 10 minutes after our stop at the Nazca lines we were treated to this amazing sunset.
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Nazca Lines
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Nazca Lines ~ perfectly formed carvings created in 200 BC by the Nazca people (the civilization before the Incas) Unbelievable to see these in real life. There are 70 biomorphs (animal & plant shapes) and 900 geoglyphes (lines & geometric shapes). We saw the hand, tree and lizard from a viewing tour - the size and scope of these is extraordinary.
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#nazca #nazcalines #peru #southamerica #adventuretravel #familytravel #roundtheworld #travelmore #traveloften #travelwithkids #showthemtheworld #travelpic #instatravel #worldtravel #warnersroundtheworld

Nazca
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For a good laugh today, watch this 20 sec. video (with sound on!) of me #sandboarding. Maybe a little extra wax on the board and weight on me sent me flying πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ
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#peru #huacachina #desertfun #traveladventures #familyadventures #aroundtheworld #thrillride #warnersroundtheworld

Huacachina, Ica, Peru
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No Halloween costumes for my beauties tonight, but the epic dune buggy ride and sandboarding adventure was an excellent trick or treat replacement! More pictures to come.
#peru #huacachina #desert #sand #dunes #wanderlust #familytravel #yearoftravel #travelwithkids #worldtravel #seetheworld #goadventuretogether #travelmore #traveloften #seekadventure #roundtheworldwithkids

Huacachina, Ica, Peru
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Today we visited Islas Ballestas - also known as "The Poor Man's Galapagos". Johnny was in birdwatching heaven. Penguins, terns, cormorants, pelicans and more!
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Islas Ballestas , Paracas Ica PerΓΊ
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Who doesn't love a hairless Peruvian dog wearing a Hawaiian shirt?! 🌺
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Aptly named Pisco, he is the mascot at our hostel -The Healing Dog. This place was a great find ~ family friendly, traditional breakfast including cacao leaves for tea.
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We've discovered that people in Lima love to dress their dogs! We've seen them wearing everything from flannel checkered shirts to suit jackets! Who knew?! Such a surprising custom to discover...
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Kaclla, The Healing Dog Hostel
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It was #pureluck that we encountered this parade in Centro Lima honouring santisma virgen del Rosario - the patron saint of Puno. It was so cool to see all the traditional dress and music, and we were right in the thick of the celebration.
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#peru #lima #travel #travelfamily #yearoftravel #roundtheworld #goadventure #seetheworld #travelpics #letstravel

Historic Centre of Lima
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When in Lima a Pisco sour is a must! (Especially if you're in the liquor business 😜)
#peru #lima #piscosour #travelfamily #yearoftravel #roundtheworld

Plaza De Armas - Lima - Peru
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We've left the US and arrived in Lima, Peru - ready for the South American leg of our adventure. I wanted to take a picture at the airport with our packs, but in the chaos, it didn't happen. Six weeks ago I was worried about what it would be like living full time in our tiny home on wheels. Now, I'm worried about leaving our tiny home on wheels and living out of a backpack!! It's funny how your perspective changes.
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We kicked off our first day with a food tour and enjoyed the traditional foods of Peru and a great selection of fruits from the local market. As usual, Max is grumpy for the picture, but having the time of his life.
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We spent 3 hours this afternoon at a playground where our kids rounded up a gang of Peruvian locals for an epic game of tag!
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Mercado N.1 de Surquillo
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Here's my last #giantsequoia picture! Do you see how MASSIVE this tree is? Look how little I am πŸ˜‚This my friends, is the largest living tree in the world - General Sherman!
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General Sherman
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The USA National Parks has a marketing campaign that asks visitors if you have "found your park". Well - I've found mine! We only had one afternoon in Sequoia, but it was a couple of hours I will never forget!
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The boys and Grace were so tired from all our travels that they opted to hang at the campsite while C and I drove into the park, up a nauseating road filled with switchbacks to 8,000 feet elevation.
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When we entered the Giant Forest I was left breathless. 🌲🌲I've never seen such a magical, peaceful place. These trees are the largest and oldest in the world. The largest of them all is 2,200 years old and weighs 2.7 million lbs., with a circumference of almost 103 ft! And still growing.
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We were there late in the day and had the park all to ourselves. Walking amongst the Giant Sequoias was so beautiful - perhaps made even more peaceful by the fact that it was just me and Charlotte. Don't judge - haha but after 5 weeks of 24/7 togetherness a little bit of alone time was welcome.
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Sequoia National Park, California
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Another bucket list βœ…. Whale watching in Monterey. Despite the stormy seas & 2/3rd of the boat puking (seriously - so rough they cancelled all afternoon trips), we had the most incredible experience.
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We saw humpback whales breach, blow, tale flip and fluke. We saw a feeding frenzy created by sea lions corralling fish and the whales and birds inviting themselves to the buffet. We saw a smack of jellies (literally millions of them!) and even spotted the most bizarre mola mola fish they have no tail and kinda flap around looking helpless and cute.
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The naturalist on board was so informative and we learned so much. Totally in awe of the humpbacks and so impressed with the work in Monterey surrounding whale research. We've been whale watching in Tofino and Cape Breton, and have never seen anything like this.
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This is a little 41 second clip of our 5 hours at sea! Watch until the end to see the tail fluke πŸ‹
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Monterey Open Sea
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