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Machu Picchu

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
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 ...

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.

Happy Independence Day! 9 Awesome Things About Peru

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Happy Independence Day, Peru! The mystique that surrounds Peru is often found in tales of ancient empires and lost civilizations, but the beauty of...

5 Reasons to Visit Peru

Culture-ist | Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel
Culture-ist

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.

Surviving Machu Picchu

Ashley Mateo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
Ashley Mateo

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.

Make My Day, Machu Picchu Part 2

Kevin Swan | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

On the most difficult stretches, I could feel the breath from every one of the men carrying me. Which made me wonder: if my body was tired, what did their bodies feel like? How did they have the capacity, the energy, the drive to continue to lift my chair over and over again?

Make My Day, Machu Picchu

Kevin Swan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

What started as a very simple, almost cordial inquiry via Twitter in mid-February landed me strapped to an all-terrain wheelchair, clinging to the sid...

One in a Billion: Facebook Dating Tips

Joanna Popper | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology
Joanna Popper

Today Facebook's one billion-plus users make it a formidable yet more discreet dating site. If you're only looking for one in a billion, chances are he or she are on Facebook.

LOOK: 5 Eco-Friendly Latin American Destinations For Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices

¡Feliz Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra! Happy Earth Day! If there’s one special way to appreciate Mother Earth it’s by exploring it. Wh...

Machu Picchu's Newest Airport?

Paul Brady | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

Construction of a new airport near the famed ruins of Machu Picchu is going ahead despite local concerns over corruption and the environmental impacts...