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My First Saint Lucian Sunset

The Body Holiday by LeSport – Castries, St. Lucia After a minor flight cancellation scare the day prior to the trip, I was able to get a different flight into St. Lucia, unfortunately flying in to the further airport from … Continue reading

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The BMW of Las Islas Flotantes

Islas Flotantes, Lake Titikaka – Puno, Peru The Uros people of the Floating Islands in Lake Titikaka have a long history of creating a life out of reeds.  The people use the reeds for everything, from the islands’ construction to … Continue reading

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Paititi – Cusco, Peru

Located on the top corner of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Paititi boasts more than a great location and decent prices.  The small interior is a bizarre meeting of classic American Diner meets heavy Inca stone, with interesting artistic … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Rush of the Dune Buggy

Huacachina, Peru The adrenaline rush I got from my first time in a dune buggy is certainly unforgettable…it’s a feeling I would give up coffee for to have every morning.  This video was shot just after Damany and I climbed … Continue reading

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Hotel Rumi Punku – Cusco, Peru

Hotel Rumi Punku is one of the gems of Cusco.  While the price  point does not place them on the scale of a luxury hotel, the services and care provided to guests sure makes one feel luxurious.  And the location … Continue reading

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Brujas de Cachiche | Lima, Peru

I’m a sucker for traditional foods, and I like to know where I ‘m going to get the best preparation of that dish before trying it if possible.  In Peru, anticucho (beef heart) was one of the country’s plates I … Continue reading

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Introducing Rare Beautiful Things New Website

It’s been some years since Damany and I started Rare Beautiful Things, collecting goods as we traveled, inspired by numbers of people walking into our home and asking, “where did you get this ashtray (or pillow, bag, etc…)?”. We began … Continue reading

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Smells Like Poop

Paracas, Peru Paracas Nature Reserve, also known as “The Poor Man’s Galapagos”, is a small rocky island chain that provides a quick and cheap excursion for the animal lover to see  a plethora of birds, including penguins and pelicans, as … Continue reading

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A Desert Oasis for the Adrenaline Junkie

Huacachina, Peru A mere 4 hours south of rainy Lima sits this amazing oasis town, known to the locals as the “Land of Eternal Sun”.  Huacachina boasts barely 3″ of rain a year – a dramatic change from the cloud … Continue reading

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Weaving Demonstrations in Chinchero

If you’ve ever wondered what “handmade” means when buying one of those intoxicating and colorful weavings in Peru, Chinchero is a great, informational, stop.  In this small town outside of Cusco, demonstrations of the processes that go into creating these … Continue reading

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