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Local Taste: A Pisco Pilgrimage

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From Peru to Chile, travel to the origin of this South American specialty to discover what exactly what makes it so appealing.

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest

David Code | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
David Code

Exploring Peru is more like adventure-travel than it is relaxing-travel, but these few tips can save you a ton of money and aggravation: don't hike the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu in the late afternoon, and leave Peru's complex logistics to Kuoda Travel and Rainforest Expeditions.

Don't Forget Family Farmers in the Battle Against Climate Change at COP 20

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Farmers, in addition to producing calories, also preserve biodiversity around the world. Delegates need to recognize that farmers are not just food producers -- but entrepreneurs, teachers and stewards of the land who are on the front lines in the battle against climate change.

Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

Sharon Hoge | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge.

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

What Are Your Favorite Things to Do in Lima and Cusco?

Budget Travel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo courtesy of Agap13/Dreamstime.com. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. A few weeks from now, I'll be checking off the number one spot ...

First Time to Peru? 10 Best Things to Do and See

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

While attempting to recreate Hiram Bingham's 1911 trek and "discovery" of Machu Picchu, Adams also reflects on the Inca Civilization that built these ancient cities throughout Peru in the 13th -16th centuries and its final showdown with Spain in the mid 1500's.

Scenes of Cusco

Leora Novick | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

When I think of Cusco, Peru I think of slow, languid movements, of stormy skies and breathless views, of colorful garments and hearty meals.

Top Places to Escape Thanksgiving

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Do you ever have the urge to escape Thanksgiving? Maybe you deplore turkey and cranberries -- or just the inevitable bulge that comes from all the gorging? Even if you enjoy the family time Thanksgiving brings, maybe you'd prefer a change of scenery?

Scouting out the Top Ten Experiences of Southern Peru

Jacada Travel | Posted 09.02.2013 | Travel
Jacada Travel

As one of the most diverse and culturally wealthy countries in the whole of South America, Peru is one of those destinations that offers so much to visitors. But where, what and how do you get the very best of it?

5 Peruvian Musts Beyond Machu Picchu

Fodor's | Posted 12.28.2012 | Travel
Fodor's

Locals drink coca tea and chew coca leaves to cure soroche (altitude sickness) but the coca leaf is also held sacred and used in spiritual rites.

Fending Off Velcro-Like Vendors

David Litwak | Posted 12.02.2012 | Travel
David Litwak

A traveler walks a fine line every time a street peddler descends to sell us a souvenir in an impoverished country. How can one contribute to the local economy without being mobbed by desperate people -- and avoid getting pick-pocketed in the scrum?

PHOTOS: Peruvians Mock Their Conquerers

Andrew Burmon | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

Peru's Christian faith is a spoil of war, but no less genuine for being coerced. Likewise, the Incan culture is mourned despite being obviously extant.

U.S. Returns Stolen Treasure To Peru

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities returned 14 stolen and looted paintings and artifacts to Peru on Thursday, including four archaeolo...

PHOTOS: My Nightmare As A Machu Picchu Porter

Michael Wigge | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel
Michael Wigge

My only chance to visit Machu Picchu for free entailed working among the Peruvian porters who carry the heavy luggage of the tourists.

Riding The Night Bus To Cusco

Leora Novick | Posted 04.07.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

I must have fallen asleep because I woke up, what seemed like a few hours later to the sound of numerous people throwing up.

Panting And Stumbling On The Inca Trail

Leora Novick | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

They say that the path to Machu Picchu is a spiritual journey. This may be true, but it was the physical challenge that made the trip memorable for me.

Don't Feed The Animals!

Ben Colclough | Posted 10.11.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Surely if a stray dog came into an eating establishment in their own country they wouldn't encourage it to the table and offer it food?