How to Run a Travel Company Without Travel

I'm not kidding. Even the top travel agencies in the world are not exempt from this struggle. That struggle is the uncertainty of the future of the tourism industry. Not only has recreational and leisure travel ceased operating in every corner of the earth, there's no way to speculate or predict when the movement of people from one location to another…

Why You Should Keep Sacred Sites on Your Bucket List

Machu Picchu and its surrounding communities (as well as other sacred sites around the world) need your support now more than ever. Forget about overtourism and crowding. The Inca citadel and all archaeological sites in Peru have been abandoned for the last 6 months and lay empty. Even shy spectacled bears have been spotted strolling around the famous…

Families Traveling in Pandemic Pods

There's nothing like a global pandemic to inspire creative thinkers to come up with solutions for pretty much every difficult situation. How can we continue traveling safely? How can we restore our confidence in taking vacations? One of the latest innovative answers to this question is the idea for families and small groups to form pandemic travel…

Packing Guidelines and Tips for Travel After Covid-19

How things have changed in just a few short months since covid-19 snatched the full attention of every single adult on the earth! As international travel gradually returns, everyone will need to update their packing list. While it's likely that even citizens from the most remote regions on the planet are aware of masking and hand-sanitizing procedures,…

Machu Picchu Launches New Website After Covid-19

The good news is that the Peru government has reopened the Machu Picchu website. Although the actual ruins are not officially opened yet, it's a matter of days or weeks until the first visitors step foot inside the national park. The bad news is that tickets are not available to purchase yet. And the international border is still closed through August…

After Closing for Covid-19, Machu Picchu Reopens With New Rules for Travelers

Whether you call them lucky or plucky, the first visitors to Machu Picchu post pandemic, are likely to enjoy their experience more than usual. New rules for visitors as Machu Picchu reopens offer optimum conditions for exploring the ancient Inca citadel. Date of Reopening at Machu Picchu Our guides in Cusco report that reopening will be in July, when…

Travel After Covid: Why Small Groups are the Safest

Is big group travel dead? If one thing has become obvious after experiencing the biggest pandemic in modern history, we can all agree that there is an intrinsic health benefit to avoiding large groups as much as possible. Whether you're in your neighborhood or a far-flung destination, social distancing has become acceptable. And airports, airlines and…

Latam Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: How Will This Affect Travelers?

Due to the exceptional circumstances affecting the travel industry, on May 26, 2020, Latam Airlines filed to reorganize the company under Chapter 11 protection in the US. Current travel restrictions caused by covid-19 have affected every business entity regardless of size, and Latam is one of many. Airlines around the world are asking governments for…

Free Entry to Machu Picchu & Inca Trail Hikes For Public Servants

On May 10, 2020, Peru President Martin Vizcarra officially decreed that Peruvian public servants, as well as foreign kids and senior citizens are temporarily granted free admission to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail. And to sweeten the deal, he's throwing in entry to 54 other secondary archaeological and historical sites which I listed below. This is…

Why You Need To Travel With A Thermometer: TSA Checking Temperatures

In a short 3 month period, the air travel industry has dramatically and irrevocably been altered. And the rules for air travel will continue to change as we learn more about covid-19 and its affect on the well being of otherwise healthy humans. One of the most prevalent and emerging practices being implemented by businesses, US airports and governments,…