'Epic' journey to Machu Picchu, Father and Son
SUNDAY, 26 AUGUST 2012 02:00 by STEVE MACNAULL Kelowna Daily Courier
CUSCO REGION, Peru.
My 20-year-old son Alex won't travel with me anymore unless the destination is "epic."
Peru's Machu Picchu obviously qualifies as Alex is more than happy to tag along even when he cringes when I call it a father-and-son trip of a lifetime.
But it is the trip of a lifetime.
Machu Picchu is one of the most instantly recognizable and visited places on Earth. It's one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a heck of place to do some father-and-son bonding (again, a cringe from Alex).
In fact, on the journey, Alex and I spent more time together, talking, laughing and experiencing more in six days than we have in the entire three months he's been at home for the summer from university.
In what might seen like an odd choice for a dad and his 20-year-old, we do this with Adventures by Disney.