Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Completing the four-day 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 detracted from … Read more

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

Classic Pisco Sour

Before traveling to Peru we heard that it was a widely recognized foodie destination. 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 be in for a treat during our month-long stay. As it … Read more

A Foodie’s Night Out in Cusco Peru

Amuse Bouch of Fish on served on corn husk

Today I had my first taste of guinea pig, and almost set myself on fire. The guinea pig, or “cuy” as it is known in Peru, wasn’t a surprise. I knew I was likely going to be presented with a taste after reading about the cooking class we were taking. Lots of local delicacies in the form of … Read more

Cusco: The Gateway to Machu Picchu

Cusco Peru

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 … Read more

How to Party Like A Local In Lima Peru

Lima Peru Street Food

Just like many cities, there are several versions of Lima that you can experience. There is Lima during the day, with all of its historic sites, shops and restaurants. And then there is Lima at night, when the music gets a little louder, crowds of locals get a little thicker and the smell of street food starts … Read more

Downtown Lima from Balconies to Bones

Downtown Lima Peru

When we told people that we planned to spend a month in Lima, Peru, we got more than a few raised eyebrows. The same was true when we first arrived and mentioned to some locals that we planned to visit for a month. A month? Many people look at Lima as a place to stay on … Read more

Lima Bike Tour – Coastal Miraflores

Lima Peru Bike Tour

Our guide Ytalo stretched out his arms, gesturing at the view for the small group of us. “They call it Lima the gray, or Lima the ugly. It’s always overcast here, but it never rains.” This statement was an introduction to a guided tour we were about to take along the coast Lima, Peru. The sights … Read more