The Ultimate Peruvian Road Trip

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From Route 66 to California’s Pacific Coast Highway many of us will be familiar with the great North American road trips. But, what about the best road trips in South America? The current COVID restrictions may have made such road-trips impractical for now, but as you gather your travel inspiration for…

A LITERARY TOUR OF PERU

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Let your wanderlust take you on a journey in time to the conquest of the Incas, discover the connection between a well-known Verdi opera and the city of Lima, or perhaps re-create the exotic flavors of Peru at home thanks to the recipes of a world-renowned Peruvian Chef. At this…

A Guide to the Best Specialty Museums in Peru

Amano Museum

Peru’s long history and diverse culture has inspired many museums and art galleries. If you visit Peru, you must visit a museum or two; but which ones? We’ve put together this list of the best museums and art galleries in Peru to help you decide. Whichever museum you wish to…

Sometimes everything comes together on a trip – the people, the landscapes, the timing – to make you fall in love with travel again. This year, that feeling came to me in Northern Peru. It had been a long time in the planning. Northern Peru is remote, logistically difficult and very…

Huaca Pucllana in the Heart of Lima

It was during a walking tour of the neighborhood of Los Olivos in Lima that I encountered my first huaca. I stood behind a row of houses on a patch of dusty land that had a few hills and a sign that said «No Trespassing», which failed to deter any of…

Madrigal Chimpa Fortress Hike in Colca Peru

Hike in Colca Peru to Madrigal Chimpa Fortress (14)

Recently back from an incredible trip to The Colca Valley and Canyon, I want to share one of my highlights – a half day hike in Colca Peru to the pre-Incan Madrigal Chimpa Fortress. Sitting high above the Colca Valley (4,412m / 14,475ft), it has kept watch over the lands below since 1,200…