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Dec 16 2014

Why you should spend a few days in Peru's Sacred Valley

Category: DestinationsMegan Leader @ 05:14

There's no doubt that the Sacred Valley is absolutely stunning. But many travelers to Peru only get the chance to see it from the windows of a train or bus en route from Cusco to Machu Picchu. After spending some time in this gorgeous area this summer, I'm a firm believer that it deserves at least a day, if not more, on any traveler's Peru itinerary.

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Sep 6 2013

A few words of Quechuan learned on the Inca Trail

Category: Cindy @ 04:15

"Haku! haku!" "Let’s go! Let’s go!"

Haku” was the first Quechuan word my family and I learned from our guide, Mauricio, during our trek on the Inca Trail from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Mauricio taught us a new Quechuan word or phrase each day. More...

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Jul 25 2013

Cusco, Peru: A fun, fascinating place all on its own

Most visitors to Cusco, Peru, stop in to see the city on their way to Machu Picchu, often as a place to acclimate to the Andean altitude. But this ancient capital of the Incas, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a fun and interesting city on its own. My family and I recently spent three days there and were sad when it was time to leave. There is so much to do in Cusco and the surrounding area, travelers should be sure to take the time to explore. An additional bonus is that the people there, many of whom are Quechuan, or native Peruvian, are some of the most warm and welcoming I’ve ever encountered. More...

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Jul 5 2013

FAQs for Hiking the Inca Trail

Since returning from hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, I’ve been asked numerous questions about the experience. So I’ve compiled the answers to a few of those questions here. More...

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Jul 5 2013

Machu Picchu: Via trek or train?

Category: Destinations | Favorites | General | Itineraries | RecreationCindy @ 05:46

As one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Machu Picchu is well-known as a place worth visiting, so the decision to visit is an easy one. It’s the next decision that gets a little trickier: Should you go by train (most popular) or by trek (most interesting)? More...

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Jun 13 2013

Anticipating a long-awaited family trip to Peru

Part of the fun of a trip for me is planning and anticipating the great time you’ll have. There’s nothing quite as exciting as deciding where to go, making the plans, doing all the necessary prep, then counting down the days until it’s finally: The Day. More...

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