RSS Feed en 120 How to Get Delta Airlines Benefits on Your Latam Airline Bookings In case you haven't heard, Delta Airlines and Latam Airlines are now good buddies. In other words, they are code share partners. This means they have each other's backs. I recently traveled to Peru and thought I would try to use my Delta miles to book my flights in Peru between Lima and Cusco. I discovered this travelhack which might work for others as well.

Here's what happened when I booked my Latam flight on Delta Airlines.

One thing to be aware of is that code sharing doesn't mean that the airlines partners don't have access to every seat on every flight.…

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:22:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Chile Reopens Border After Covid-19 In early November 2020, it was announced that the Chile border will reopen to foreigners on November 23, 2020. Arrival protocols have been established as follows:

  • Foreigners arriving in January 2021 are required to stay in quarantine. Borders are subject to reopen for a while then change their requirements. Please check Santiago Airport Website or Chile Embassy for latest information
  • Night curfew still in tact from 12M to 5AM.
  • November 23 the Chilean border at Santiago airport reopens to foreigners from any country with a new protoco
  • Before departing…
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 13:02:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Are Rainbow Mountain Tours in Peru Reopened After Covid? It was impossible to see this coming. Who knew that the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca Pass) in Peru would become one of most popular destinations in the country? A day trip to see the colors of the Rainbow Mountain migrated like a herd of llamas onto the bucket list that includes the most noteworthy destinations on the planet, and generated yet another tentacle of revenue for Peru, especially the indigenous communities nearby.

With Machu Picchu slowly cracking open, what is the situation with reopening of other destinationsl in Peru? We know that flights from over a dozen countries resumed…

Sun, 01 Nov 2020 19:49:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Are Children Banned from Entering Machu Picchu? In case you see a headline indicating that children are banned from entering Machu Picchu, it only applies to entry for local tourists in November.

As we know from recent history, media headlines can be misleading. And this is a perfect example. I called Vidal in Cusco who is always amazed at the Machu Picchu stories that come out on the internet. So this is what's really happening. 

To protect fragile populations, the Peru government continued covid lockdown in November for Peruvian children age 12 and under, as well as senior adults over age 65. On October 19, the Peru government…

Sun, 01 Nov 2020 15:30:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Machu Picchu and 1-Day Inca Trail Hike Reopen November 1 In addition to the restarting of international flights to Peru, the reopening of Machu Picchu is a huge leap for humankind. On October 19, the Machu Picchu government website made free entry tickets available online for anyone who is willing to travel through the end of December 2020. This is progress for plucky travelers willing to jump through the necessary hoops to see one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, without crowds. Currently the border is open to international flights from several countries including the US and Canada. Follow…

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:53:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
Cusco Peru Awarded "Safe Travels" Destination Earlier this year, following the complete shutdown of the worldwide travel industry due to the covid pandemic, the WTTC (World Tourism and Travel Council)  launched "Safe Travels" initiatives as a means to provide standardized guidelines and christen those travel destinations that have upgraded their standards of hygiene. The global safety and hygience stamp is the world's first. WTTC is partnering with governments and health experts to set up action plans for various sectors of the travel market to protect…

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:51:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt
International Flights to Peru Resume on October 1, 2020,-2020/ Beginning October 5, Peru announced a partial border opening from 7 nearby countries including Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile. On October 23 it was announced that international flights from 10 other countries less than 8 hours flight duration, including US and Canada will begin in November. Check the website of your preferred airline for details about flights.

To restart their economy and learn how to organize and manage the movement of travelers in a safe manner, the official Machu Picchu website, which has been up since July, offered limited entry tickets…

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 19:48:00 +0000,-2020/ Jacqueline Whitt
How to Run a Travel Company Without Travel Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:20:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt Why You Should Keep Sacred Sites on Your Bucket List Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:54:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt 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 people continue traveling safely after covid-19? How can we restore our confidence in taking vacations?

One of the latest innovative answers to this question is the idea for families and close-knit groups to form pandemic travel pods. Adios Adventure Travel offers customized itineraries for any group who asks. 

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 15:31:00 +0000 Jacqueline Whitt