I love to travel. I wasn’t born with a suitcase in my hand; I didn’t take my first flight until I was 21. But the desire to see the world is always so close to me. I see pictures, read books and the wanderlust to go and see and learn and be overwhelms me. I love to be surrounded by like minded people that have the same “travel itch”. Don’t get me wrong, I love to vacation, too. But traveling to go and do is much different than going to stay put and rest.
The Good to Go Gang is headed out Monday on one of the ultimate Bucket List trips. We are traveling to South America to Peru. A land of mysteries, legends and ancient cultures. We will step into the past as we mix with people that still weave for a livihood from the sheep, alpacas, and llamas that dot the snow-topped Andes mountainsides. We will dine on local food, the fresh seafood, the ceviche, and fruits that our local grocers don’t stock. We will probably get confused at the huge variety of potatoes that grow here, and when they serve the “Cuy” the cameras will click. Watch us on our Good to Go FaceBook page to travel with us.
The experience of eating will only be dwarfed by the magnificent structure that we have all seen pictures of in magazines and calendars - Macchu Picchu. I will be making my third trek up this world landmark. The Spaniards never found these “must-see” archeological sites from the Inca Empire as they were hidden by jungle growth until “re-discovered” during the 20th century. Our guide will educate us on theories of this amazing, (there is no other word for it), amazing place built on the top of mountain from stones quarried miles away and then left undisturbed. Amazing. The pictures won’t do it justice, but you are welcome to “join us” on our Good to Go With Patti Beth Facebook page and follow our, internet connection permitting, daily postings of photos and video.
But we are just getting started! We will also visit the Uros Islands that literally are made of reeds and float on Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. We will feel like we are in a National Geography story meeting families whose lifestyles have barely changed in thousands of years. Wait until you see our pictures!
Cross your fingers for clear skies for us as we are booked to fly over the mysterious Nazca lines. The lines which were scratched on the surface of the Earth between 500BC and 500 AD. Perhaps you’ve seen photos or documentaries about these complex designs which can only be seen in their true form from the sky. I’m sure the subject of aliens will be considered, because, why else? It’s crazy stuff, and we will post some pictures so you can feel like you were with us.
But it’s not over yet! Our adventure will continue as we board a ship to sail to the Galapagos Islands. This unique living museum of evolutionary changes and exotic species can only be seen here in Ecuador. Best known for the giant tortoises, it will be a thrill to walk with the animals in this special place.
If you are a traveler, watch our Good to Go Face Book page or visit our website and be with us as we explore the world.
Patti Beth Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in the group travel industry taking people all over the world. Her motto is "I return with the same number of people I left with… not necessarily the same people, but the same number nevertheless. So no 'crankpots' allowed" She may be reached at 918-786-3318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.