While I'm Away: A time-capsule series from your Peru-bound author

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By this time tomorrow, I will be on another continent. South America, to be precise.

By this time tomorrow, I will be in another country. Peru, to be exact.

By this time tomorrow, I will be in another city. Lima, in particular.

And by this time tomorrow, I will be on my way to a much-anticipated, grand adventure -- a two-week tour of southern Peru with Jacob, where we land in Lima, fly over Nazca, putt around Puno, cruise through Cuzco, and march up to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail.

I expect llamas, picture-taking, haggling attempts, and mild intestinal distress. What I do not expect is consistent Internet access with which to chronicle my adventures and make you wish feel like you were there with me.

So, IMS is going to have a little series to keep you busy until I get back to regale you with slideshows and stories of allergic reactions to alpaca wool. "While I'm Away" will feature some of my favorite posts from the past two years, reprinted for your enjoyment.

For you regular readers, I hope this will be a pleasant trip down memory lane. And for the more recent among you, I hope it gives you a glimpse in IMS's evolution since its inception -- and my evolution as a blogger.

In any event, posts will be all-new and some-Peru in two weeks when I return from my jaunt abroad. Until then, please say a little prayer that Jacob's constant practicing of the phrase "mi compaƱera ha desaparecido" does not come to fruition. ;) And enjoy the new/old posts!