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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.

10 Ways to Become a More Beautiful Person on the Outside and the Inside

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Well...have I got good news for you! When the planet Jupiter passes through your first House the "gods of self-improvement and confidence" beckon your door. For one whole year Jupiter becomes your personal teacher and mentor smiling at you, urging you to be all you can be.

The Best Way to Experience Machu Picchu

The Outbound Collective | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Wander among the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Although some travelers may choose to arrive at the ruins by train, backpacking the 44.5 mile Salkantay Trek allows you to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in ways many never get to experience.

5 Reasons Why You Should Go on Vacation as Soon as Possible

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Many of us are used to just breaking away in the summer once we have put in a solid six months of hard of work. I wanted to break that habit. So putting fear aside, I left for an amazing adventure in Peru's Sacred Valley.

Seven Destinations for an Exceptional Easter Family Trip

Jacada Travel | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With Spring approaching, it's time to plan that Easter break. Each of these seven destinations make the ideal family holiday.

Of Naturalists and Nature Amid the Richness of the Andes

Steve Zack | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Steve Zack

Our natural world, so wondrous and so valuable to the quality of our lives and to the integrity of our breathing planet, needs a renewed commitment to its conservation.

Reaching New Heights in Peru: How One Woman Conquered a Mountain, Fear of Heights, Achy Joints and All

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Amy Schoenberger

I thought about the contaminated drinking water, the multiple flights, the steep, scary climbs, fear that I would hold back my much more athletic travel companions, the potential debilitating altitude sickness, and the list goes on.

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.

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. (Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Ka...

Astoria Characters: The Death Racers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Erin and Eldar have been competing in adventure races for nearly a decade, but this one, which is billed as 48 or so hell hours in the wilderness, will present them with their greatest challenge.

Jean Pagliuso and Toni Ross: Sources of Inspiration

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

The mystery of that solitude of space and their collective inspiration permeates the gallery's combined presentation of their work.

Take Back Your Freedom (and Your Singing in the Rain)

Kipp Friedman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Perhaps Stephen Dorff was right after all. All one had to do to take back your freedom was simply exercise your right to vape.

Beyond Brazil: 6 Spots to See in South America

Travelzoo | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel

We've set up a cheat sheet of deals for South American destinations based on their stateside equivalent.

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.

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

Budget Travel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

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

NSFW: Peru Wants Tourists To Stop Getting Naked Here

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2014 | Latino Voices

Foreigners are baring their naked bodies all over Peru’s most iconic cultural heritage site and the government wants it to stop. A video of two ...

Been There, Dune That

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

It's a scene right out of Lawrence of Arabia: enormous mountains of sand -- some as tall as 300 feet -- their surface sculpted into soft, geometric designs by the wind, and extending as far as the eye can see.

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.

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

5 Sacred Places for a Spook-Free Halloween

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

October's rife with talk of ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but not everybody's down with the undead. For those looking for the flip side to a haunted hotel experience -- more deities than demons -- here are five divinely-linked destinations for a more sacred sojourn.

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.

The Rise of the Adventure Honeymoon

Jane Anderson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Travel
Jane Anderson

There was a time when honeymoon couples were happy with a room on a beach and thick curtains. Now couples are demanding so much more, with many embarking on adrenalin-packed adventures.

Go Here Instead: Machu Picchu's 'Sister City' Gets Only 5 Visitors A Day

AP | CARLA SALAZAR | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel

LIMA, Peru — The former mountaintop refuge of Incan royalty has elegant halls and plazas much like those of fabled Macchu Picchu just 30 miles (...

Make My Day, Machu Picchu, The Finale

Kevin Swan | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

When you're on the side of a mountain in the middle of a range chock full of them, dusk turns to darkness in an instant. We were on hour six of our four hour hike, our large group of 25 people, all walking the same treacherous trail.