Over and into the Rainbow Mountain in Peru

I visited Cusco, Peru nearly two years ago but somehow never heard of the Rainbow Mountains while I was there. These skittle-looking ranges also called Vinicunca, are a three-hour ride outside the Peruvian city. The red, yellow, purple, and greenish hues are a result of leftover mineral deposits from ice sheets that once filled the […]

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From foam parties to climbing Machu Picchu, my favorite images of the year

Let’s start off with the least significant photo of the year. I shot the below soap bubble pool party while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. While it’s my most downloaded photo on Unsplash, the only thing it reminds me of is the period where I was trying to finish up my book. Stuck in […]

Bookends: Red and blue in Cusco

Red used to be the world’s “first color,” writes historian Michel Pastoureau in his new book Red: The History of a Color. It was all people knew before blue emerged as a symbolic color in the 12th century. The red color It is the basic color of all ancient peoples (and still the color preferred by children the […]

Cusco in wires

Credited with patenting the first telephone, Alexander Graham Bell also foresaw a broader network of interconnected wires. Just because it doesn’t exist yet, doesn’t mean you can’t imagine it. From the article ‘Only Connect’ on Technics History: …it is conceivable that cables of telephone wires could be laid underground, or suspended overhead, communicating by branch wires […]

Tips for starting a business overseas from entrepreneur Vinay Raval

Vinay Raval is an entrepreneur and world traveler currently based out of Cusco, Peru. He’s also a close friend, my former basketball coach, and simply one of the happiest and honest people I know. Let’s flip it over to Vinay… Who are you and what do you do? My name is Vinay Raval. I lead […]

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