How to Visit Machu Picchu on a Budget – The Actual Cheapest Way

Machu Picchu! The most famous and heavily trafficked ruins in all of the Americas. For many this place is the crown jewel of their travels through South America, but brace yourself because Machu Picchu isn’t cheap. There are many different ways to get to Machu Picchu depending on your time and budget. But if you’re reading Desk to Dirtbag, you …

Climbing Mount Olympus in the Heart of Olympic National Park

At less than 8,000 feet Olympus certainly is not the biggest peak around, but it offers an alpine feel rivaling peaks much higher… The trip was four days, about 43ish miles total round trip (17.5 one way to base camp). It includes marching through the rainy rainforest, and towering old growth forest dripping with moss, climbing from only 500 feet …

Guide to what to see and do in Cusco, Peru, the gateway to Machu Picchu

Guide to Cusco, Peru – The Gateway to Machu Picchu

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, is easily one of Peru’s most beautiful and magical cities. After more than two months traveling through the length of Peru from north to south, we finally arrived in this famous city. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew it was the tourist capital of Peru, but I …

D2D Monthly Recap and Income Report: August 2017

Here’s the deal: Time for another monthly recap and income report, where I share what’s new in the world of Desk to Dirtbag and offer a bit of transparency behind the blogging. On to this month’s report… Highlights Oh man, August was another incredible month… Where should I start? My New Highest Point I knew I couldn’t miss a chance …