Machu Picchu Update:  One Ticket One Entry

Machu Picchu Update: One Ticket One Entry

"One and done." That's one of the biggest changes at Machu Picchu in 2019. Each general entry ticket entitles the holder to enter one time.   And now there are new options for buying entry tickets after covid-19 in July 2020. The…

My Machu Picchu Reading List for Travelers

My Machu Picchu Reading List for Travelers

Whether you're anticipating a trip to Machu Picchu, or fueling your armchair wanderlust, these books are my favorites. I'm attracted to adventure mixed with a little science and historical facts. For ten years I've been traveling,…

The Truth About Overcrowding and the New Rules for Machu Picchu Entry Tickets

The Truth About Overcrowding and the New Rules for Machu Picchu Entry Tickets

For news about how corona virus and the pandemic is affecting the reopening and travel to Machu Picchu, follow this link to the news page. On December 10, 2018, the Peruvian government launched a new website with yet again a…

What You Need to Know About Travel to High-Altitude Destinations

What You Need to Know About Travel to High-Altitude Destinations

Eventually, everyone who plans a trip to Machu Picchu finds out just how much their genetic pre-disposition to adjust to high altitude affects the amount of suffering they may have to endure on their vacation. Everyone reacts…

Guide to Arranging Taxis in Cusco and Lima Peru

Guide to Arranging Taxis in Cusco and Lima Peru

Thanks to Machu Picchu, Lima, Peru is home to one of the busiest airports in South America. Visitors from Europe, United States, Australasia, and all corners of the planet flock to Lima by air on their way to the Andes Mountains.…

Machu Picchu Concierge-Level Service for All Budgets

Machu Picchu Concierge-Level Service for All Budgets

Let's say you are a DIY traveler. There's nothing wrong with that.  Lots of people enjoy the process of researching, selecting and reserving flights, hotels, lodges and other services on their way to destinations in South America,…

Foodie Vacations in South America

Foodie Vacations in South America

Experience the best culinary trips In Peru and Ecuador: two of the best little foodie vacations you never heard of Eat. Drink. Be merry. On your next vacation. Food adventures in South America are hot! Peru has emerged as one…

Travel Insurance for US residents: What you need to know

Travel Insurance for US residents: What you need to know

Do you have to buy travel insurance? Unless you're traveling to a country that requires foreigners to show proof of medical insurance when entering, most independent travelers are not required to buy insurance. Some tour operators…

Peru has it all: World's Best Cuisine & Machu Picchu

Peru has it all: World's Best Cuisine & Machu Picchu

Peru has done it again. For the 6th year in a row, this little "developing country that could" has topped the list of leading culinary destinations at the World Travel Awards (WTA). By an online voting process, people from around…

Best Machu Picchu Adventure Trips for Millennials

Best Machu Picchu Adventure Trips for Millennials

Millennial travelers may be defined by a certain age range, but these trips are perfect for energetic, adventure-seeking travelers of all ages. Adios Adventure Travel is the real deal. A small tour operator who organizes hands-on…