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Recently, we left our home in Salinas, Ecuador to visit the US for the best possible reason – my daughter had just given birth to twins, one boy and one girl! We had a great visit, but as always, there is some “reverse culture shock” to deal with when we are confronted with life in the States. I had one incident in particular that I found both amusing and instructive. As you might expect, I spent a lot of time...

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UPDATE! The full story of our Inca Trail Hike - and much more - is now available in paperback and as a full-color eBook (free read for Kindle Unlimited members) on Amazon. In "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with colorful pictures as Rita and I make our attempt. This is not your typical Inca Trail book. There is the story of...

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UPDATE! The full story of our Inca Trail Hike - and much more - is now available in paperback and as a full-color eBook (free read for Kindle Unlimited members) on Amazon. In "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with colorful pictures as Rita and I make our attempt. This is not your typical Inca Trail book. There is the story of...

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UPDATE! The full story of our Inca Trail Hike - and much more - is now available in paperback and as a full-color eBook (free read for Kindle Unlimited members) on Amazon. In "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with colorful pictures as Rita and I make our attempt. This is not your typical Inca Trail book. There is the story of...

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UPDATE! The full story of our Inca Trail Hike - and much more - is now available in paperback and as a full-color eBook (free read for Kindle Unlimited members) on Amazon. In "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with colorful pictures as Rita and I make our attempt. This is not your typical Inca Trail book. There is the story of...

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UPDATE! The full story of our Inca Trail Hike - and much more - is now available in paperback and as a full-color eBook (free read for Kindle Unlimited members) on Amazon. In "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with colorful pictures as Rita and I make our attempt. This is not your typical Inca Trail book. There is the story of...

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UPDATE! The full story of our Inca Trail Hike - and much more - is now available in paperback and as a full-color eBook (free read for Kindle Unlimited members) on Amazon. In "An Uphill Climb - Survivor's Guilt and the Inca Trail" you will find practical advice for preparing for the Inca Trail, and follow along with colorful pictures as Rita and I make our attempt. This is not your typical Inca Trail book. There is the story of...

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August 14th, 2017 Today is important, not just because we are only two weeks away from taking our first step on the Inca Trail, but because it was one year ago today that we took the real first step by deciding to commit ourselves to this goal. Back on that fateful day last year, we were completing a second-in-a-row 5+ mile hike out to La Puntilla, a nearby nature preserve, when a chance encounter with a friend who was planning to...

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As of today (Saturday, July 22), we are now only 37 days away from setting out on the 26-mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Put another way, it has now been 339 days since we decided to completely change our lives around in order to get ready for a 4-day event. Of course there has been more to it than that; we really did need to get into better shape, me especially. But I'm not exaggerating when I say we...

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I've got some good personal news to report, and another important milestone in our quest to prepare to hike the Inca Trail - now just 53 days away. As I was able to announce to the attendees at International Living's Quito conference, "Hooray - I'm Fat!" Constant Readers among you may remember that back on October 11 of 2016, I was able to announce that I had cracked the 35 BMI barrier, and was then considered "obese" rather than "morbidly...

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