Zia Boccaccio recognized with TUMI Award for the alpaca to be the symbol of her company, which later became the "passion of [her] life," in her homeland, Peru.The TUMI USA Award was founded in Miami, Florida, in 1995 to recognize outstanding Peruvian immigrants.The award ceremony...
A Trip South: The highest hole in Peru

...styles of movement made our experience of Peru almost entirely motorized thus far. Back...matter where you are in the world. But in Peru it seems like there is more of a well, but after more than a month in Peru, I had developed a hypothesis: The major...
Fundraising to help the orphans of Peru

...Children, an orphanage outside of Lima, Peru.Hannah Everett came to know Blanca by...professor at Emory University. Traveling in Peru, Dr. Lazzara met a Franciscan monk who...takes time, and the medical situation in Peru is hard. It is difficult, Everett said...
The story of William Moore and his gold fever

...returned to San Francisco.Moore had learned about the Incas in Peru and had hopes of finding some of that gold. So, he purchased...schooner and went into the trading business up and down the coast of Peru. By 1856 he was back in San Francisco, again, and he and Hendrika...
Celebrating the birds of the Stikine

...disturbance, climate change, and predators are all to blame.Reiter helps coordinate groups of "citizen scientists" from Peru to California.Eventually, they hope to coordinate monitoring programs across the Pacific flyway; they're looking at the...
Business news roundup

Alpaca International CEO awarded by Peru embassyThe owner of Alpaca International...Woman in America 2014 by the Embassy of Peru. Zia Boccaccio accepted her award in Washington...including one in Juneau, and one location in Peru. Boccaccio founded her business in 2004...
Photo: Thank you, Above and Beyond Alaska

Chris Hinkley works a boulder problem outside of Huaraz, Peru with Max Stanley spotting him. A Trip South would like to dedicate this photo of the month to Above and Beyond Alaska for their support of the group's trip on bike and in kayak to the tip of South America.
A September Yukon float

...writing for the paper, my freedom-crazed boyfriend, Bjorn, immediately began searching for flights out of Alaska."Trips to Peru are cheap right now," he said. "Maybe I'll bike through the Atacama Desert and then hike to the southern tip of Chile...

...resident Erin Haida, a distance student Peru State College in Nebraska, recently earned...having returned to college in 2007 through Peru's distance delivery program. Born in...Alaska Division of Personnel. Haida's Peru College English professor, Bill Clemente...
Alpaca wool warming-up Juneau shoppers

...a vision when she was a little girl in Peru, of an alpaca silhouetted against a snow-capped...Washington D.C., Utah and Cusco, Peru. Juneau is Boccaccio-Cotgreave's most...considered a staple of the Incan nobility in Peru, she said.The Huacaya is the type best...


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