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Haley and Bilby Patterson Start Date: Sep 3, 2017 - End Date: Mar 2, 2018
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Iquitos, Loreto, Peru

My Travel Story

by: Haley and Bilby Patterson Start Date: Sep 3, 2017 - End Date: Mar 2, 2018
Hola Amigos, 
My husband and I are heading overseas for the first time in April 2018, flying from Brisbane to Lima, Peru. We will start our adventure in Cusco where we will be hiking the Inca Trail & Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu, immersing ourselves in the culture while improving on our Spanish. We are going to try to get to Hauscaran National Park as well before the 4 day journey to Iquitos where we will head out of the city into the jungle to teach children & adults English for 4 weeks, staying with a local family in their home in a rural community. We are volunteering through a non for profit organisation based in Brazil. All fees applicable are paid direct to the programs. We have never travelled overseas, and this is going to be a life changing experience. Late last year we took off in the car with our two kids, our dog, and a car full of camping gear. We set out with the intention to head south and just get as far as we could in a car running on 3 cylinders. We travelled 4 states and experienced beautiful sights of Australia not many families have. We are setting ourselves a 5 year goal, primarily to volunteer in Peru the first time, and after that, uproot our kids from their school lives and take them to experience life on a new level. Teaching English and doing Conservation and Construction around the world, wherever our hands and hearts are needed. Our financial situation is fine for us to get by here in Aus, but I have calculated the approximate price of our trip - $9,984.00 and we would be very grateful for any donations, anywhere up to the total of $4,000.00 as this will cover part of our flights and the volunteer fees that goes direct to the community. We have partnered with our local school to set up a stationary and supplies donation box as well. We are very excited to set off on a meaningful adventure not only for ourselves but to give hope and positive change to those who are in need. Thank you for reading our story. Much love and gratitude, Haley & Bilby.
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Iquitos, Loreto, Peru


  • Paid Our Registration Fees

    Paid Our Registration Fees
    We have registered with Iko Poran, and they are very happy to have us on board :) we are getting more excited with each step closer to our mission! Thank you to all of you who have donated, we are extremely grateful! Much love, Haley & Bilby