What to Wear?

What to Wear? "Machu Picchu Fashion Week"

Technically, the Peruvian government doesn't give a hoot about your haut couture. The only official decree regarding toggery, is that everyone must be togged. Nudity is explicity prohibited. Aside from that, Machu Picchu is your…

Which Amazon Jungle Lodge is Best for You?

Which Amazon Jungle Lodge is Best for You?

For most people, traveling to South America is a pretty big deal. It's a big deal for me and I've been traveling there for more than 13 years. Many people are interested in exploring one of the most biologically diverse places…

Should You Dine at MIL Restaurant in Sacred Valley Peru?

Should You Dine at MIL Restaurant in Sacred Valley Peru?

If you build it in the middle of nowhere, without public transportation, and charge scandalous prices, will they come? Chef and culinary pioneer Virgilio Martinez is confident they will. Why? Because after launching a successful…

What you Need to Know About the Cost of Inca Trail Hikes

What you Need to Know About the Cost of Inca Trail Hikes

Hiking the world renowned Inca Trail is considered one of the most cherished bucket list experiences for hikers of all ages and backgrounds. Every year, about 60,000 lucky hikers land one of the imited permits only available through…

Cruise Free Trips to the Galapagos Islands For Seasick Sufferers

Cruise Free Trips to the Galapagos Islands For Seasick Sufferers

According the the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 100% of people are at risk for experiencing some form of motion sickness. This doesn't mean everyone will get seasick on a cruise. It means they're susceptible. Fortunately, everyone…

This is What Altitude Sickness Feels Like

This is What Altitude Sickness Feels Like

The first time I went to Cusco, Peru with a group of high school students, let's say the altitude kicked my butt. Like virtually all travelers going to Machu Picchu, I traveled by air from sea level in Lima, Peru for 1 hour /…

How I Tested An Uncommon Mosquito Repellent in the Amazon Jungle

How I Tested An Uncommon Mosquito Repellent in the Amazon Jungle

You might know this product, but how many people would run down and buy nutritional yeast flakes to take on their trip to the Amazon rainforest? But that's exactly what I did. I was kind of desperate. After multiple trips to…

Peru Maras Salt Ponds Closed to Pedestrians

Peru Maras Salt Ponds Closed to Pedestrians

Effective June 2019, visitors will not longer be permitted to walk among the Maras Terraced Salt Ponds. Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the historic canyon has a legacy of being part of the economy since…

My Trip to An Inca Rope Bridge: What I Learned About Community

My Trip to An Inca Rope Bridge: What I Learned About Community

In June 2019 I rode 4 hours by car from Cusco, Peru to a small community in the Andes Mountains called Q'eswachaka. Jorki was our driver, Hubert our guide, Beebe my gringa friend, and Mario, one of our company trail cooks. (Who…

Changes to Cost of Machu Picchu Entry Tickets in 2020

Changes to Cost of Machu Picchu Entry Tickets in 2020

In case you have heard rumors about cost increases or wondered what the cost of Machu Picchu entry tickets will be in 2020, on December 9, 2019, the Peru government released tickets for entry from January 1-5, 2020 and the rates…