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Hi! I’m Rachel.

My entire life, I’ve been traveling. As a child, my parents would load my sister and I in the car and we would head off across the country. As we grew, the travel shifted to a combination of international and domestic. And as I became an adult, the value of traveling was engrained.

Travel continues to be a primary pillar of my life. And I’m sharing my stories with you here. I hope you enjoy!

Latest posts from Oasis Trekkers

Experiencing Machu Picchu

I consider my opinion of Machu Picchu to be complicated. It’s one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, so I have this sense that I should feel privileged to have gone, and I do. However it’s also one of the most populated tourist destinations I’ve been to in recent years. It felt less … Continue reading Experiencing Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo, Peru

Huchuy Qosqo, or “Little Cuzco” in Quechua, is an Incan archaeological site north of Cusco, Peru that overlooks the Sacred Valley and the town of Lamay. It is inaccessible by road, therefore access requires either a hike up from Lamay (~3 hours), or a from Cusco ( ~5 – 7 hours; the way that we took – detailed here). Huchuy Qusqo is … Continue reading Huchuy Qosqo, Peru

Humantay Lake, Peru

I came across Humantay Lake by chance. Actually, I think it was by Instagram sponsored ad after researching all things Peru. Either way, this was absolutely a day well spent. You are able to hike this one alone should you so choose, but I opted to go the guide route given I was traveling alone. … Continue reading Humantay Lake, Peru

Exploring Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru is a beautiful place filled with color and life and a rich history that is still very powerfully present. It would be easy to spend several days walking around the city, taking it all in. In order to help focus your attention, I’m including some of my favorite highlights. First, some history. Before … Continue reading Exploring Cusco, Peru