Move Over Machu Picchu & Make Room for Choquequirao

Move Over Machu Picchu & Make Room for Choquequirao

If you knew the existence of Machu Picchu was about to be announced to the world, what would you tell people? The well-known explorer Hiram Bingham, who is responsible for the Machu Picchu shout out, had no idea how the impact…

10 tips to help you book a first-rate Inca Trail hike

10 tips to help you book a first-rate Inca Trail hike

Hiking the Inca Trail is a trip of a lifetime. Usually a one-time thing, it better be good! Right? These behind-the-scenes details will help you organize the best Inca Trail hike ever.  We explain what factors are completely out…

Peru medical mission trip: why I chose to lend a hand

Peru medical mission trip: why I chose to lend a hand

Sister Lucia leaned in close and spoke loudly, but calmly, into Aurelia's deafened ear. The Catholic Nun asked the elderly, blind woman, in her native Qechua language, if she had chronic pain or discomfort.  Aurelia touched her…

Did you see the Peace Pole on your trip to Machu Picchu?

Did you see the Peace Pole on your trip to Machu Picchu?

It  was standing alone, tucked away in a shady corner at the main entrance to Machu Picchu. A Peace Pole. I recognized the white pole with dark lettering right away because there is one at my children's school.  Virginia Beach…

Adios Adventure Travel Launches New Website: Travel to Machu Picchu & More

Adios Adventure Travel Launches New Website: Travel to Machu Picchu & More

Adios Adventure Travel webmaster outdid himself this time. The overall design of the new website is simple, but colorful and easy to navigate. But don't take our word for it.  See for yourself.  The new website is fresh and updated…

What to do if natural disaster strikes on your vacation

What to do if natural disaster strikes on your vacation

So you're ready for that trip-of-a-lifetime to your dream destination. Perhaps a few days before you depart, you hear a report of a threatening natural disaster. You picture yourself clinging to a guy in a hard hat, feet dangling…

Less than world-class hotels at world-class Machu Picchu.  Why?

Less than world-class hotels at world-class Machu Picchu. Why?

Why are there so many complaints about the hotels in Aguas Calientes that serve travelers going to Machu Picchu? It's the only town close enough to Machu Picchu to offer services for the thousands of tourists who make the trip…

Behind-the-scenes:  what you don't see on your way to Machu Picchu

Behind-the-scenes: what you don't see on your way to Machu Picchu

Thanks to everyone who told their friends and wrote about us on Trip Advisor, Fodor's and other online travel forums, Adios Adventure Travel bookings doubled in one year. We're grateful. Don't get me wrong.  And here's a glimpse…

Tips for Families Traveling Abroad

Tips for Families Traveling Abroad

Tip #1 - If only 1 parent (or no parents) are traveling with children under the age of 18, the parent (or guardian) traveling with child(ren) should have a notorized Permission to Travel letter from the parent not traveling.  There…

Cusco hotels & toilets:  what to expect when traveling in Peru

Cusco hotels & toilets: what to expect when traveling in Peru

This post will focus on the common characteristics of 3 star hotels in Cuzco and what to expect. There's nothing wrong with most of the hotels in Cusco. But judging by the negative comments written by travelers on Trip Advisor,…