Planning A Retreat For Ancient Explorers

At the moment, I am coordinating our very first retreat in Cusco, Peru, which will take place next year, and I confess that I am very excited about it! For a number of years, friends asked me about travelling to Peru and when I was going to organise a tour. At first,...

Planning A Creative Adventure

At the end of a recent school holiday workshop about Mayan pyramids, a parent approached me and after thanking me, she commented that she wasn’t quite sure what the workshop would be like when she booked her children in. She also wasn’t quite sure how I would manage...

Meet Qowa, The New Ancient Explorer

¡Hola amigos! This week my new amiga, Qowa, joined Team Ancient Explorer and I wanted to introduce you to her. Can you guess what kind of cat Qowa is? At first, you might think that Qowa is a leopard or a tiger cub because her tawny fur has black and grey stripes or...

June Celebrations in Cusco

Happy solstice explorers! I am so excited because later today I am going to the festival called Inti Raymi at Saqsaywaman, Inka ruins right above the city. June is a wonderful month in my hometown because there are lots of big fiestas (a Spanish word for parties) like...

How to Get Up When You’re Down

Resilience is a hot topic at the moment, especially in light of the growing number of people suffering from depression. Resilience is derived from a 17th century Latin word meaning ‘leaping back’ and this captures the essence of what it is to be resilient: it is to be...

Animating Ancient Explorers

Lately I have been asked what inspired me to create Ana Solana and her other friends. In this blog, I share her origin story. Ana’s creation story narrates different challenges I have faced since starting my own business, which is a unique platform for my...