Lima Peru

48 Hours in Lima, Peru

So you’re set on seeing Machu Picchu, perhaps even Lake Titicaca or Arequipa, but have you considered a day or two in Lima during your Peru vacation? One-third of Peru’s population lives in this capital city, which is a historical, financial, and cultural hub. And unless you arrive by land, there is no way to […]

Santa Cruz Trek

Hiking the Santa Cruz Trek: An Internationally-Ranked Journey in Peru

The Santa Cruz trek originating just outside of Huaraz, an Andean city 7 hours from the Peruvian capital of Lima, is largely considered one of the world’s best hikes. For adventure lovers traveling to Peru (or those seeking a different thrill than hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu), there is no better place to […]

Quail Eggs

Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy in South America

As they rightfully say, you are nothing without your health. No matter how amazing a trekking excursion, city hopping, or natural wonder tour you have planned, all of that could be ruined by a single stomach bug or lack of rest. So on your next trip south of the equator, whether it be an Argentina […]

5 Unique Christmas Vacations

Most people enjoy waking up in their own home on Christmas morning or spending time with family. Some people, however, make use of the vacation time to take a trip. Just because you are traveling, though, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the Christmas spirit. Here are five unique destinations that will let […]


Huacachina: Peru’s Sandboarding Playground

I had just arrived in Lima, Peru 3 days prior and had barely settled into the city’s cold and drab winter weather when I was spontaneously invited to a weekend getaway which was to include sandboarding and dune buggy adventures. “What?” I asked my friends, not knowing what they were referring to. As it turns […]

Machu Picchu

How to Choose a Machu Picchu Tour

Selecting a tour company for your trip to Machu Picchu can be overwhelming. Numerous companies offer tours to Machu Picchu, but not all of them are equally reputable. If you want to have the best time possible during your Peru vacation, here are several questions to consider before you book anything. 1.       Do you like […]

Cartagena, Colombia

Why Your Next Vacation Should be in Cartagena

Before you know it, your warm summery town will be blanketed in a depressing white sheet of snow. With mother nature, you have to take the good with the bad But you have other options besides turning on the heater, and watching football til spring. Instead open your windows wide and take a deep breath […]

Machu Picchu

Three Magical Trains to Ride in South America

You don’t need to be a 5 year old to love trains. Although many are ashamed of it, we all know taking the train is fun. It certainly takes us backs to the days when we were young and foolish, backpacking our way through Europe. With some of the most spectacular landscapes you could ever […]

A Backpackers’ Guide To South America

South America is one of the most sought after places on Earth. It’s packed with numerous treasures and wonders to explore. Best of all, this continent has something for every kind of traveler. Whether you’re into hiking, luxury, history, or just want to relax on the beach, you will find your own personal paradise in […]

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