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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Travel Guide to Lima, Peru

Travel Guide to Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru was the first city I've visited in South America. After a brief stint in Mexico City, it was time to board a 5-hour LATAM flight to Lima, making my way into Peru and South America for the first time. I was excited but also nervous. Even though I speak Spanish confidently, and I [...]

A Weekend Guide to Huacachina | Peru

A Weekend Guide to Huacachina | Peru

Admittedly, I learned about this oasis in the desert of Peru on Instagram. Cool photos of this tiny speck of green among a sea of sand sparked my intrigue, and after spending over a week in the concrete jungle of Lima, I was excited to get out of the city. Huacachina is the perfect weekend [...]