“Paititi is there!” exclaimed Manuel, “We just need to continue following this trail!” How I ended up half way around the world a few weeks after the birth of my first child, searching for a lost city is beyond me. I knew the dangers involved, but like any foolish man, the thought of, Read More
To the jungle The next morning my good friend and guide, Fernando Rivera, picked me up from my hostel in Paucartambo and we began our decent down into the jungle. It’s an incredibly long drive, however, this time it would go by a lot faster than I previously remembered. The road was dangerous. It, Read More
As National Hispanic Heritage month starts to come to an end, I begin to reflect on my role within my community and of everything it’s taken to get where I am at today. Now, I’m not just speaking just career-wise, but what my own family had to undergo to get where we are, Read More
“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless, Read More
“Only after the last tree has been cut down Only after the last river has been poisoned Only after the last fish has been caught Then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” –Native American Prophecy Where did it all go wrong? Throughout history there has always been an ongoing trend of, Read More
We all grow up hearing stories about ghosts, haunted houses, and other scary stories but rarely do we consider the reason behind these occurrences. The most common and widely held belief is that they are the souls of people who refuse to cross over into the next plane of existence. Psychic charlatans (e.g., Sylvia, Read More
How would you feel if you had different experiences growing up that not many others could understand? Or worse, what if they didn’t believe you and ridiculed you for what you knew to be true? That seemed to sum up a majority of my childhood. This something I’ve kept private my entire life, but now that, Read More
South America, Part 2: We enter into Peru via Lake Titicaca and go into the Sacred Valley. A South American journey into the unexplored legends of lost cities and forgotten people.