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The Heartbreaking Truth About Travel

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 12.30.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Why am I heartbroken? I didn't end a relationship or lose someone I love. I didn't find out the person I like cheated on me or is in love with someone else. So why on Earth do I feel so sad about going home? It took a few glasses of wine, but I think now I know why.

15 Incredible Sites You'll Only See if You Hike the Inca Trail

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 12.22.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Although the loss of the actual facts of how and why these incredible places were built is quite sad (not to mention insanely frustrating), the mysteriousness of it makes the Inca Trail that much more special, exciting and intriguing. Trust me when I say you'll be in a constant state of, "How did they do that?!"

First Blind Runner to Ascend Inca Trail Nonstop to Machu Picchu

Charles Scott | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Charles Scott

How would you respond if you lost your vision? Would you feel sorry for yourself? Fall into a depression? Dan Berlin decided to become a marathoner. A...

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.

Hiking to Machu Picchu: Over the Hills at 60

Emily Kelting | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Emily Kelting

I was drunk -- not with the complimentary Pisco Sour that I would enjoy that night in Aguas Calientes -- but with the magic of this place, where the sun and stars seemed within arm's reach.

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.

Trekking From Lodge to Lodge in the Mountains of Peru

Don Mankin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

Clouds settle over mountains and hide them from view, then lift for a few minutes to reveal peaks turned gold in the sun. Fingers of mist creep into valleys, then melt into sunshine. Is it the most beautiful place in the world? It's near the top of my list.

PHOTOS: The Best Tourist Trap Alternatives

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Name recognition is the only thing you'll sacrifice if you swap out the usual tourist attractions for these lesser-known spots.

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.

PHOTOS: Mysterious Machu Picchu

Charlotte Temple | Posted 06.24.2012 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Machu Picchu is a place I've wanted to visit ever since my Dad brought home a View Master with pictures of the site -- and here I was these many years later!

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.

PHOTOS: Capturing Machu Picchu Mystery And All

Ben Colclough | Posted 12.16.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Whether you reach Machu Picchu on foot, via the iconic Inca Trail trek or by bus from the gateway town town of Aguas Calientes, it will capture your heart.

I'll Run the World Someday

Winnie So | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel
Winnie So

For me, mixing travel with running is a great training motivator. So as a way to kick-start my marathon training after a knee injury, I decided to come up with my list of dream race destinations.

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?

Tipping Point: Porters' Earnings on the Inca Trail

Ben Colclough | Posted 08.20.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

We're all used to tipping for service in the West. It's expected by waiters and service providers and yet it is never demanded, thus giving the tipper...

The Greatest Adventures On Earth

Ben Colclough | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

I suffer from an addiction to travel and adventure. So this post is in essence adventure geekery, an attempt to define the undefinable -- the best adventures on Earth.

The Great Tourist Rip-Off?

Ben Colclough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Are we all a little selfish in our outraged reaction to rip-off fees? It is easy to over-estimate the impact of travellers on local economies.

Machu Picchu Floods: Two Die In Mudslide, 2,000 Tourists Stranded

AP | ANDREW WHALEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIMA, Peru — A mudslide on the famed Inca trail to Machu Picchu killed an Argentine tourist and a Peruvian guide Tuesday, as authorities evacuat...