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Rendezvous in Peru With My Conscience

The Daily Northwestern | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
The Daily Northwestern

Conflicts are simply reduced when family visits are less frequent. This correlation would be undermined the moment I agreed to travel mano a mano with old mommy dearest.

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.

Travelogue: 100th Anniversary Of Machu Picchu Discovery

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 03.16.2012 | Travel
Olga Bonfiglio

Machu Picchu sits 9,090 feet above sea level and 300 miles south of Lima. It is one of the most visited places in South America with 250,000 visitors per year

1,000 Places To See Before You Die: Your Most Desired Vacation Destination

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel

Thousands of travel fans voted on our "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" bracket and we've reached the end of our challenge. With hundreds of commen...

WATCH: Peru's New Machu Picchu?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Latino Voices

With Machu Picchu reaching at least one million tourists by the end of 2011, perhaps it's time for another archaeological site to attract the masses. ...

The United Countries Of The Americas?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Patrick Takahashi

I'm on my annual global adventure and thus far have posted on: - "Japan: Seven Months After the Cataclysm," and - "A Simple Solution for E...

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.

PHOTOS: Machu Picchu 100 Years Later

Andrew Burmon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel

Travel writers who made the trek to Peru for the 100th anniversary celebration of Hiram Bingham's arrival at Machu Picchu are facing a dilemma, whethe...

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?

Author Tells Jon Stewart About Machu Picchu

Posted 10.09.2011 | Travel

Writer Mark Adams looks, as Jon Stewart puts it in the clip below, like a mix of Jon "I'm a P.C." Hodgman and Drew Carey, but that didn't stop him fro...

WATCH: Machu Picchu Celebrates Its Centennial

Posted 09.24.2011 | World

In the annals of history July 24, 1911 is marked as the day Yale professor Hiram Bingham III -- later source of inspiration for Indiana Jones -- disco...

Exploring Machu Picchu 100 Years After Hiram Bingham

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 09.23.2011 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

A local farmer pointed American explorer and treasure-hunter Hiram Bingham toward a lost city high in the Peruvian Andes

Yale Finally Returns Relics To Machu Picchu

AP | Posted 08.22.2011 | College

LIMA, Peru -- Hundreds of archaeological artifacts taken from the citadel of Machu Picchu a century ago have finally returned to the Peruvian highland...

PHOTOS: Peruvian Descendants Of The Incas

Posted 05.26.2011 | Travel

On the remote Peruvian island of Taquile, in the middle of the great Lake Titicaca, hundreds of people stand in silence on the plaza as a local Roman ...

The Strokes Reinvent Themselves On 4th Album 'Angles'

Theo Spielberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Theo Spielberg

The 80s synth-rock of Angles is a far cry from the jagged garage numbers the band peddled a decade ago and easily outstrides the experimental sheen of 2006's First Impressions Of Earth.

Yale Gives Back Artifacts They Took From Macchu Picchu Over 100 Years Ago

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale University announced Friday that it will send back to Peru thousands of Incan artifacts removed from the famed Machu Picchu ...

A Forgotten Area...

Chad Hagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chad Hagan

Modern adventure needs to add a defined sense of purpose to travel.

Why Heritage Matters

Josh Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Bernstein

In a world too often focused on short-term issues and Western ideologies, we must make the effort to protect cultural heritage sites. Our challenge is to recognize this before it's too late.

PHOTO: Guess Where This Is?

Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel

Dream trip: Hiking in Peru. Ever since we saw the Mayan ruins of Mexico, we want to learn more about ancient South American cultures. So we're dyi...

PHOTOS: 7 Best Hiking Trips

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Bored of the same old trip? Looking for a little bit of adventure? Need an excuse to go back to the gym? Take a hike, literally! Here at HuffPost Trav...

Exploring Peru (PHOTOS)

Tory Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tory Burch

There are a few trips in everyone's life that leave an indelible impression. I just returned from a trip to Peru with my three sons and I know it had as profound an effect on them as it did on me.

The Joys of Wandering Off the Beaten Path

Donna Heiderstadt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Donna Heiderstadt

The true joy of travel is more often found in off-the-beaten-path destinations where the towns have no traffic lights and the "crowds" consist of herds of grazing guanaco or regiments of 600-year-old stone statues.

Alternative Climate Summit, Machu Picchu, and El Niño: Destroyer of Civilizations

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

For millennia, the weather has played a key and pivotal role in the rise and fall of civilizations in the Andes. Yet now in a warming world many are bewildered and don't know what will come next.

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...

Rains Strand 2,000 Tourists At Machu Picchu Ruins

AP | ANDREW WHALEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIMA, Peru — Heavy rains and mudslides in Peru blocked the train route to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on Monday, keeping nearly 2,0...