I grew up in the lush wilds of the Pacific Northwest; home to breathtaking forests, soaring mountains, and vast seas–wondrous fodder for capturing the imaginings of a child. This upbringing inspired within me the thirst of the avid explorer and photographer. After leaving Washington for a brief stint with the airlines, which ignited a lifelong passion for travel, I moved to Chicago. Soon afterwards, a friend gifted me with sailing lessons, and another great pursuit was unleashed. For the next two decades, I sailed the seven seas and developed a worldwide, yachting-based tourism business. In the late 1980’s, my professional life brought me to South Florida. There, a series of synchronicities surrounding my receipt of a ‘photo postcard’ beckoned me to Machu Picchu, Peru, “the lost city of the Incas.” Today I find myself escorting like-minded groups up the terraced walls of enigmatic ancient cities, camera in hand.

Journeying to ancient sacred sites is not only my passion, it is my profession. Bolstered by a longing to share my stories, I developed my online blog, “Labyrinthina,” dedicated to the ancient mysteries of Peru. Perhaps one day, you will be blessed with the opportunity to visit these wondrous places for yourself. This website is a natural extension of my desire to share the journey.

Kathy Doore is the author of the award-winning book
Markawasi: Peru’s Inexplicable Stone Forest.