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Mai Chau Ecolodge – Sustainability and Luxury in Vietnam

This was the Vietnam I had dreamed about seeing – only just a little bit better. Mai Chau Valley is in the Northern providence of Vietnam, about a three-hour van ride from where we were staying in Hanoi. Most of the people who traveled with us in the van were doing a day trip to the …

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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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The Wine Drinker’s Survival Guide to Prague

Prague is a beer city. The Czech Republic is the largest consumer of beer in Europe, and the beer is good, cheap, and plentiful. Pilsner beer is named after the city of Pilsen, just over 50 miles from Prague. But, what do you do when you’re surrounded by beer, but craving a glass of wine? Fear …

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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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