Category : Peru

Near Death Experiences, Floating Islands, and Lots of Puking


  Bolivia has been the roughest country I've ever visited.  But that doesn't mean I didn't like it.  My time in Bolivia just made me appreciate certain things we have back home - like toilet paper in the bathrooms and food that doesn't regularly make you sick.  Nonetheless, don't let these things stop you from visiting Bolivia - we spent a memorable and awesome month there.  With the ext...

World Trip Leg #1 Round-up: South America & Antarctica


    [travelmap-map height=400 maptype="terrain" first=2 last=64] FACTS Start Date: November 30, 2011 (Washington, D.C. to Bogota, Colombia) End Date: June 5, 2012 (Quito, Ecuador to Washington, D.C.) Duration: 187 days (6+ months) Total Spent: $24,467 * Average per person per day: $65.42 * Transportation Cost: $9,658 ** Transportation Duration: 608.5 Hours! (Over 25...

The Incas: Incredible & Insightful or Insane?


  Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Other than our roundtrip plane tickets to South America, our hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was the ONLY thing we've booked ahead for our trip.  And honestly, it was the only thing we found that we needed to book beforehand.  The real Inca Trail books up several months in advance (only 200 tourists are allowed on the trail each day).  T...

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