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Just Back From... A 30-day cruise from San Diego to Lima, Peru

For their maiden visit to South America—but not their first month-long cruise—Mary and Mike Peeples hit fourteen ports in seven ...more

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    For their maiden visit to South America—but not their first month-long cruise—Mary and Mike Peeples hit fourteen ports in seven countries, unpacking only once.

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  • Just Back From... A 30-day cruise from San Diego to Lima, Peru

    For their maiden visit to South America—but not their first month-long cruise—Mary and Mike Peeples hit fourteen ports in seven countries, unpacking only once.

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