the last trip my grandparents took before they died was to machu picchu, the only wonder of the world they hadn't yet seen. this trip had friends and family uneasy, as my grandfather was in remission from cancer, and the weather and hiking involved were not for the faint of heart. but they did it and they loved it; forever my rockstars.
fast forward seven years, when i happen to reconnect with an old acquaintance from college. as we catch up he tells me of his newfound obsession with traveling abroad, and shows me a picture from his most recent trip--- to machu picchu. my heart immediately fluttered, and it didn't take long to know i'd found my very own adventure partner.
mark's just started to share tales and photos from his travels on his new blog, traveler/tourist. it's so good.