A Weekend Guide to Denia on the Costa Blanca of Spain

A Weekend Guide to Denia on the Costa Blanca of Spain

If you want to get to the beach and escape Madrid (or any busy city in Spain) but want to try somewhere different than Valencia, get yourself to Denia. Just a touch farther south from Valencia on the Costa Blanca, this gem of a town has great beaches, a historic old town, tons of bars [...]

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Top Things to Do in Cusco, Peru

Top Things to Do in Cusco, Peru

I was lucky to get to spend 5 weeks in Cusco during March and April of 2019. The city is magical - it draws you in and makes you want to stay to experience all the hiking, history, food, and culture. There's so much to do in and around Cusco, you won't be bored even [...]

Travel Guide to Machu Picchu

Travel Guide to Machu Picchu

Heading to Cusco? Check out my top tips for visiting Machu Picchu

Guide to Restaurants in Cusco

Guide to Restaurants in Cusco

With a stunning abundance of restaurants and cafes, Cusco is a fantastic place for foodie travelers. Prices are so reasonable, even at higher-end establishments, and there's a vast variety of cuisines to enjoy in addition to Peruvian classics. Even though South America is known for heavy meat consumption, there are plenty of DELICIOUS vegan and [...]

Guide to 24-hours in Auburn, Alabama

Guide to 24-hours in Auburn, Alabama

While Auburn isn't at the top of most people's "Travel Bucket list" it's still a cool city to explore as part of a road trip, or if you find yourself in the city for a variety of reasons. You could be going as part of a college visit - Auburn University campus is beautiful and [...]

Day Trip Guide to Salinera de Maras, Cusco

Day Trip Guide to Salinera de Maras, Cusco

A popular day trip out of Cusco is a visit to Salinera de Maras, also known as the salt flats.  It will get you to the Urubamba Valley to get a glimpse of some incredible sights of the Cusco area outside the city center. The drive alone through the villages is spectacular, with stunning landscapes [...]

The Complete Guide to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain

The Complete Guide to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain

You've seen the photos of the stunning, striped mountain that draws in thousands of tourists each year. Vinicunca, also known as the Rainbow Mountain, is a popular destination for travelers visiting the highlights of Peru from Cusco. From the photos, it's easy to see why, it's a striking geological feature, different minerals creating colorful stripes [...]