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Tourist Falls To Death From Machu Picchu While Trying To Take Photo

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.02.2016 | Crime

A German tourist fell to his death while reportedly trying to pose for a photo on top of Machu Picchu this week. The tourist, identified as 51-year-ol...

10 Token Travel Photos that are Really Tourist Traps

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 03.15.2016 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Have awesome travel photos of a token landmark or site ever convinced you to go somewhere, only to discover that it's actually a massive tourist trap?...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Return of "5 For Fighting...," Cover-on-Demand with Matt Sucich, and Banta Video Premiere

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It's been several months since A-Sides ran its signature series (not necessarily signature by the way) with John Ondrasik AKA Five for Fighting. Betw...

Moonlight in Peru: A Beanie Boo Adventure

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Zorianna Kit

Mom took me to Cusco, Peru for a week where the highlight was going Machu Picchu, a 15th Century Inca site that sits on a mountain just northwest of the city. Machu Picchu is considered an icon of Incan civilization and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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?!"

4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions.

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...

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 Kae...

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
Travelzoo

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

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 ...