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Lima: It’s Not As Gray As They Say
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Lima: It’s Not As Gray As They Say

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 9 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. […]

Machu Picchu Getting New International Airport
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Machu Picchu Getting New International Airport

To help accommodate the one million-plus visitors who visit Machu Picchu every year (up 30% in 2011 alone), the government of Peru has announced the construction of a new USD$460 million international airport near Cusco.

Finding Bliss In Hualcayan, Peru
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Finding Bliss In Hualcayan, Peru

The air is cold and clear at night. Small, white puffs of smoke float drearily away from my lips, relenting to the frigid temperature. As I stare up at the brightly dotted night sky, I […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu And The 5 Best Ways To Get There
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu And The 5 Best Ways To Get There

James Gilland is the marketing coordinator at AdventureLink.com and associate editor of its blog. AdventureLink is a site that helps travelers find and book the world’s best adventure trips. For more information about visiting Machu […]

November Photo Contest Winner: Cusco’s Inti Raymi Festival
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November Photo Contest Winner: Cusco’s Inti Raymi Festival

The world is ripe with parties and festivals, each with its own unique flavor of the local culture, cuisine, love and dance. This month’s photo contest, chosen from our Flickr group, was a celebration of […]

The Expeditioner’s October Travel Photography Contest Winner: South American Warmth
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The Expeditioner’s October Travel Photography Contest Winner: South American Warmth

What makes a place? Is it the food, the drink, the clothing? The winning shot from this past month’s Flickr photo contest suggests a definitive answer: people. Though culture can be defined by so many […]

100 Years Of Machu Picchu, But For How Much Longer?
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100 Years Of Machu Picchu, But For How Much Longer?

Travelers have been visiting Machu Picchu for 100 years now, ever since Yale University professor Hiram Bingham III rediscovered the site on July 24, 1911. But with increased traffic, site degradation, and bureaucratic wrangling, many […]

Madre De Dios
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Madre De Dios

The rain sounded different to Cusco rain. Fatter, wetter somehow, the decadent splatter of water on leaf. The drugs had me pinned between an exhausted indifference to whatever may have been crawling through the holes […]

Going To Machu Picchu This Fall? See The Rest Of Peru
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Going To Machu Picchu This Fall? See The Rest Of Peru

The high season for Machu Picchu is roughly June through September, as summer travelers use their vacation time to explore the ruins in the predictably good weather these months bring. In October the rainy season […]

Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things
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Peru: Your Guide To Eating Cute, Cuddly Things

Let me just start by saying that when I was a kid, I had Guinea pigs as pets. Those Guinea pigs had babies. Those babies then had babies with their parents. Those babies had an […]

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