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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sea Life Aquarium- And A 2 POGO Pass Giveaway!

Date Info: 
Sea Life Aquarium 
Price: We used our POGO Pass which gets you in here and lot of other amazing AZ venues ($39.99 with our promo code: FRIDAY)
Location: Tempe, AZ 
Time: 1-2 Hours

Let me just start by saying this date wins as our current favorite pictures from a date. Some of these are being printed and going up on a wall. If nothing else, this date is worth it for the pictures! Ours were taken by Lydia of Photography-Hill

After a busy Friday night we pushed our date to Saturday afternoon, which is the perfect time to go to museums and aquariums. We've been wanting to use our Pogo Passes for a while- a little gem that makes date night super easy in Arizona, with over 15 locations you can get into with you pass. We couldn't wait to hit up the aquarium first, but we're looking forward to some ASU games, Castles and Coasters, the Phoenix Zoo, and National Comedy Theater too!

 I loved the opportunity to get a bottom view of many ecosystems- seriously cool!

Perhaps our favorite was the tunnel, where we got to see sharks swim over head.

 Jacob got this guy to follow his finger for several minutes. We're hoping this isn't a sign they aren't feeding him enough.

We also met Flotsam and Jetsam, who are just as ugly in person.

And guess what, we have exciting news! We were lucky enough to be offered free POGO passes, but we'd already purchased one before we got to work with this great company. I asked how they'd feel about giving a lucky reader two free passes so they can have a year of free date options, and they said they'd love to do that! Get Excited!

You can also get 60% off a pass with our promo code, just type in FRIDAY to only pay $39.98 if you're not our lucky winner! 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

7 Days in Peru: Day 4: Machu Picchu

Trip to Peru Day 4
Location: Machu Picchu 

Cost: Tickets are $62-$71 depending if you add a hike to your visit. You also need to get there through Aguas Calientes, which requires a train ride up with luggage limits. 

Time: Plan at least one day, and get there early! 

Tips: Buy your ticket in advance- as soon as you know you're going! They do sell out, and the tickets with the hikes sell out fastest. There's also a trick to actually being able to buy the tickets online- Jacob is going to write a post about booking the trip, and he'll cover how to get your credit card to work through the Machu Picchu website so you can book in advance. 
Stay the night in Aguas Calientes, get up early, and beat the crowd if you want any decent pictures! Also be sure to have a smaller bag or carry on for the night or two away, and a place to keep the rest of your luggage. The train limits how much you can take up! 

Machu Picchu Peru- Jacob's dream come true! 
Machu Picchu Peru Bucketlist Trip

Brace yourself, picture overload happens when you post about fulfilling your spouse's #1 bucket list item. We went to Peru for Machu Picchu, and there just aren't words or pictures to describe how incredible the architecture is, how majestic and large the mountains are, how steep the Incan Trail is, and how fluffy the llamas are. But that's not going to stop us from trying! 
Machu Picchu Peru

I mean it's one of the 7 Wonders of the World for reason! 
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Trip

Machu Picchu Bucketlist

And the more you look at the details, the more your mind is blown how simple Incans without modern technology created such a majestic place on the top of a steep mountain.
Huayna Picchu Machu PIcchu

Machu Picchu Aerial View

Peru- Machu Picchu

llamas of Machu Picchu

llama of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu- Epic View!

Machu Picchu Picture

Machu Picchu Civilization

Visit Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu Travels

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Full View

We're not the typical jumping picture types, but it was Machu Picchu for crying out loud!
Machu Picchu Jumping Pic

Machu Picchu Jumping Pic

Bucketlist Picture- Machu Picchu Jumping

Bucketlist Picture- Machu Picchu

7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Llama petting

Ancient Machu Picchu in Peru

Ancient Machu Picchu Incan City

Machu Picchu Incan City Walls

Stone Walls of Machu Picchu

Incan Walls- Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Agriculture

Machu Picchu Homes

Machu Picchu Pyramid

Machu Picchu Wildlife

Seriously, this was carved out of an existing rock and turned into a two-story home. Who just does that?
Machu Picchu- Incan Engineering

Wunderlust- Peru

Ancient Incan Civilization of Macchu Picchu

I'm happy to report I got my fear of heights out of my system at Pisac, and did pretty well with the steep drop offs. The tiered agricultural gardens certainly helped. The breathtaking views did too!

This was a map of the area carved into a stone. You an see Huayana Picchu on the left carved in the left side of the stone. Can you even imagine what modern engineering marvels we could have today if they weren't conquered and forced to assimilated to Spanish culture?

Incan Map Machu Picchu Incan Walls

Incan Homes in Machu Picchu

My favorite engineer was as giddy as could be inspecting all the elements and learning about hypothesizes of how things were made.
Machu Picchu Peru Building

Wonderlust- Machu Picchu

Machu Picture view from the bottom

Machu Picture tour

Grazing LLamas of Machu Picchu

Gatekeeper's Inn Machu Picchu

Gatekeeper's Inn Perfect Shot of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu has its own passport stamp- one we made sure to get as our souvenir on the way out, and one we put on the first page, as a wonder we don't ever want to forget.
Machu Picchu Passport Stamp

Machu Picchu Passport Stamp

Sacred Valley Peru- Machu Picchu


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