Peru

Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Not for the weary traveler, the multi-day trek to Choquequirao tests even the most experienced hikers. But what about the result? How about unforgettable Inca ruins far from the crowds of tourists at that “other” site. The streets of the former Inca Capital, Cusco, Peru, are usually filled with tourists from around the world. They […]

Family Vacations Are Becoming Family Adventures

Friday, May 14, 2010

Not long ago, it was common to read a family’s vacation itinerary to include theme parks, beaches, and guided tours of museums or cathedrals. Nowadays, with the increased capacity to boldly go where few folks have gone before, family vacations are turning into, what Bella English refers to in her article in The Boston Globe […]

Crazy Video (A Rafter’s Dream: Machu Picchu Right Now)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Were you wondering what all the fuss was about last week when we told you about how travelers were having to be flown out of Machu Picchu via helicopter due to mudslides? Take a look at this video, shot by a visitor on his way out of the ruins last week, of the raging, mud-filled […]

Machu Picchu Fail

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bad news for travelers to Machu Picchu this week (I guess it depends on how you look at it though). Heavy rains in Peru have caused widespread mudslides, one of which has blocked the train route from Cuzco to the famous ruins. But not to worry, according to reports, the 2,000 or so who are […]

Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wouldn’t it be great if every meal you had while traveling was with a knowledgeable chef, there at your side, describing the food and making recommendations for what’s good in the ‘hood? Here’s your chance to experience what that would be like in Lima, Peru, where the order of the day is, of course, ceviche, […]

A Sustainable Surfing Shangri-la In Peru

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Let’s face it; Peru could be my very own Shangri-la without all these perks. Then you mix in one of the longest breaking left hand waves in the world, a chic resort that caters to local projects of sustainability, and it becomes pretty close to anyone’s ideal. Machapu Adventures, locally owned and operated, is a […]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo

Monday, September 14, 2009

Looking for something else to do while on your trek to Machu Picchu? Try spending some time in Ollantaytambo. Located about 2/3 of the way to Machu Picchu from Cusco, Ollantaytambo is the Sacred Valley’s other hotspot for parking your llama and checking out Incan ruins. The NYT has the lowdown on ways to explore […]

Love In The Time Of Travel

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Did anyone else notice that the best travel article in this Sunday’s NYT was actually in the back of the Magazine section? (Sigh, Bill Keller when are you going to wise up and let me run the section for you guys?) In it, soon-to-be-published Micheal J. White recounts a memorable night in Lima that marked […]

Machu Picchu: The Most Spectacular Sight On Earth?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

John and Cara, that intrepid couple who’ve been perilously testing the boundaries of their nascent marriage by deciding to spend their honeymoon traveling the world together for two years, headed to Machu Picchu for a glimpse of Incan engineering at its best. Highlight: 1:57 when the dense layer of clouds lift and the ruins are […]

Machu Picchu: One Of The World’s Greatest Wonders That May Be Gone By 2011

Thursday, February 26, 2009

One of the world’s most spectacular sights, Machu Picchu may be a victim of its own success, so says David Rich in this article over at GoNomad. Now, roughly 100 years from the day it was discovered, over 400,00 visitors a year make the 28-mile trek along the Inca Trail to set eyes upon this […]

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