Wallpaper Wanderer: Crossing through La Raya Pass


It’s December already and almost the end of 2013 (where did all that time go?), if you’ve somehow been unable to get away for a holiday, here’s some inspiration coming your way! After that lovely shot by Chris How from the time he got lost, it’s time for another stunning mountain view, this time by a new friend Lance Longwell of Travel Addicts.

I met Lance at the BlogHouse event up in Dublin, and his lovely wife Laura at TBEX, they are fellow occasional travellers who love an indie journey when they get time off from work. Unlike me though they do get to travel around in their line of work, and have really great tips for how to make the best of that so head on over to their site for more of those tips.

But I digress, behold what’s been inspiring them to travel more:

La Raya Pass - Traveladdicts
This vista surely makes you want to go somewhere, no?

Lance and Laura Longwell:

La Raya Pass, Peru

This photo from La Raya Pass has been our computer wallpaper and inspires us and our travels. We spent two weeks in Peru in early 2010 and took this picture on the long drive from Cusco to Puno. The road climbed high into the mountains and crossed this pass at over 4,300 meters (14,100 feet). The Andes Mountains surround La Raya with glacier capped peaks. La Raya is desolate, remote and stunningly beautiful.


This is the first South American entry for Wallpaper Wanderer to date, and it is totally making me want to go there, one of the continents I have yet to set foot on to date! I’m putting this down on my bucket list…


Do you have something that inspires you to travel?

What do you put on your wallpaper or just look at to inspire yourself to travel? It could be a fabulous quote, inspirational people, picturesque scenery, or even a quirky picture on your fridge… Wallpaper Wanderer is here to make you wanderlust! Send in your picture and a short blurb telling me why it inspires you to travel, either through email to theoccasionaltraveller [at] gmail [dot] com, through the facebook app here or at the Contact page. I’ll pick my favourite ones and feature them here and on Facebook!

Missed the past Wallpaper Wanderers? Check them out here.

Need more travel inspiration?
Sign up now and get the latest blogposts straight in your mailbox. Also, exclusive discounts and perks to help you travel better! (No spam, just travel goodies!)

2 comments to Wallpaper Wanderer: Crossing through La Raya Pass

    • It’s very high up on my bucket list, but I wanna spend a little bit more time in South America if possible because it’s so far away from SG 🙂

Leave a Reply