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Cusco: The Gateway to Machu Picchu

Let me be controversial: Machu Picchu is not the most impressive place to visit in Peru. I spent four days hiking the Inca Trail hike to the lost city of the Incas, and I can absolutely recommend the experience. But in the end, some of the most remarkable sights in the area were on the streets and the surrounding …

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Machu Picchu Hike – The Inca Trail

Completing the four-day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu was like everything, and like nothing, that I thought it would be. I read about the journey, attended the orientation, and talked to a number of people before setting off for the trek. During that process I received a lot of conflicting information. None of this …

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Top 12 Things to Eat in Peru (and Where To Find Them)

You definitely won’t be at a loss for things to eat in Peru. The country is a widely recognized foodie destination. Before arriving in Peru, we had traveled around South America and found that in many places the food can be described as uninspired – even a little bland. So we hoped that we would …

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