Advice Project Cameroon Program Manager, Fomuso Blessing Nabila, and two teens from our class in Bamenda, Cameroon (Gaelle and Shneider), spent over 30 hours traveling due to a myriad of visa complications and problems with airline and airport officials.
In my daily routine I often forget about how fortunate I am to have certain luxuries such as running water, electricity and a fast Internet connection. To us, these amenities may seem expected because we live in a developed country. However, during my recent 45-day adventure to Peru, I had an enlightening experience.
They say home is where the heart is. And where is the heart but a place that makes a person feel good, strong, smart and adventurous - a place where instead of feeling self-consciousness over looks, a teen can make conscious decisions to do beautiful things?
When the mountains give you cocoa, make cocoa-based treatments. That's what the spa at Palacio del Inka does, filling its menu with indigenous indulgences like quinoa exfoliation, a 24-karat-gold body wrap, and Chocolate Temptation.
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.
Eco credentials are ever more important in a hotel these days -- and not just for hippies going camping or the super-rich heading to exclusive luxury ecolodges. Some hotels, which shall remain unnamed, even try to jump on the green bandwagon without really reducing waste.
My head punished me for every single drop the following morning when if felt like someone was sat on my chest stabbing me in the eyes with knitting needles, but it was worth every second.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Travel is all about adventure, and the dining in Peru is no exception.
It's no surprise that some of the world's top travel specialists can help travelers make the most of their trips, adding extra value and helping to ease headaches while on the road. But you might want to know not just what to do, but what to avoid.
Peru is one of those places that make iconically beautiful countries like South Africa and Thailand feel a hint of jealousy. The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of ancient civilizations.
Even New York City can feel small when you're consumed with the minutiae of your day-to-day. That's why I'm always game for a once-in-a-lifetime activity -- for a minute, when I'm so far from the normalcy of my daily life, I feel like I can do anything.
My Lima interlude led me to discover a panorama of busy neighborhoods and colorful city squares, to partake in incredible food and drinks and seal it all with the kiss.