South America

South America

In the Mountains of Peru

Long before our wedding, my wife Laura and I decided that we didn’t want to have the typical, relaxed, “lay on the beach all day” type of honeymoon — so we decided to plan...

A Guide to the Peruvian Rainforest

When considering a quick jaunt to the Amazon Rainforest on your next trip to Peru, first take a moment to decide which area of the vast region you’d like to visit. The three rainforest...

A Guide to Visiting Lima, Peru

Lima tastefully encapsulates the beauty of Peruvian culture — quite literally, in fact, as it’s referred to as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas. From its Andean influence and colonial architecture, to its rolling...

8 Lesser-Known Places to Visit in Peru

While most travelers head to large Peruvian hubs like Lima, Cusco, and Arequipa, those who venture to the smaller cities and more unknown destinations around this South American country will be pleasantly surprised. If...

7 Outdoor Adventures to Have in Peru

If you’re planning a trip to Peru, you’re likely considering exploring Lima and Cusco, taking a tour through the Sacred Valley, and hitting a few Incan ruins. But don’t forget to plan some outdoor...

Planning Your Trip to Peru

To say that Peru is a unique and diverse country would be an understatement. After all, we’re talking about a place that has over 90 different microclimates, is home to a 15,000 year old...

A Guide to Visiting Cusco, Peru

Nestled in the rolling terrain of the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is a city overflowing with ancient Inca culture. Because of its intriguing past, visitors come from all over the world to explore the ruins...

A Guide to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain

Often called Vinicunca or Montaña de Siete Colores, Rainbow Mountain is a colorful peak in Peru that rises 17,060 feet (5,200 meters) above sea level. Located in the Ausangate mountain region of the Peruvian...

An Architectural Guide to Peru

Peru is an architectural hodgepodge. From pre-Columbian sites to colonial churches, modern cities, and unusual structures, the country is home to a huge variety of styles. Here are just a few of the architectural...