What it Takes to Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

What it Takes to Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

When I looked up to the summit of the highest point on the Inca Trail, the figures were in silhouette, hardly distinguishable. But their voices were clear—and especially inspiring. Over and over they were singing the chorus from the Supreme’s hit:...
Arriving as Strangers, Leaving as Friends on a Beach Retreat

Arriving as Strangers, Leaving as Friends on a Beach Retreat

You couldn’t find many women—not sensible ones, anyway—who’d have to argue themselves into going on a beach-and-yoga retreat at a tropical resort. But sense has never been my strong suit. NextTribe is now accepting reservations for our 2024 visit to Troncones....
The Height of Adventure: Climbing a Rocky Mountain

The Height of Adventure: Climbing a Rocky Mountain

Reality quickly set in around 13,000 feet when a mountain goat and her baby trotted by navigating nimbly the steep incline and rocky terrain that I was stumbling over. “Whose idea was this?” came a voice from behind me. It was Jean, my childhood friend and fellow...

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