Just arrived in Cusco: who is this guy? (part 2)

The next morning, we filtered down to breakfast and boarded the van to return to the airport where we would fly to the city of Cusco at 11,000 feet above sea level.  Maneuvering a herd of teen-agers was wearing me down and after all, I am only human. "Teacher Jacquie, when is lunch?"  Teacher Jacquie, what time do we arrive?"  "Teacher Jacquie, where's…

An Authentic Latin Experience (part 1)

Twelve months later, 7 students, another teacher and I were slurping cocktails (not the kids, I promise) on the plane to Lima, Peru.  It took 10 months of preparations.  I met with parents, attorneys, (just kidding!) collected money, booked flights, copied documents, releases and medical reports and if phone calls and emails were tangible objects, I…

Hola! Hello!

It was an accident, unless you believe in fairies, fate or Pacha Mama.  How did an American soccer mom cross paths with an Incan guide in Peru?  And what's even more crazy, is how did we become friends and then business partners?  How did Adios Adventure Travel  get started? The "I" in this story, is me, the soccer mom.  I work in a small, private…