After traipsing through the south of Peru twice before even scraping the surface of the north, I knew I had to dedicate some time to this often overlooked region of one of my favorite countries in the world. With incredible environments like the Andes, the Amazon, and the Pacific Coast, the north of Peru might… Read More My Top 15 Highlights of Northern Peru
One of the most pleasant surprises on this latest trip to Peru was just how much I fell in love with the little town of Pisac. Located just an hour from Cusco, Pisac held a completely different vibe. It was quieter, more peaceful, and nestled in between the mountains of the Sacred Valley. For the… Read More How To Get To Pisac From Cusco
Peru might not be world-renowned for its nightlife like its other South American neighbors are, but don’t be fooled. The nightlife in Peru is as spicy as its rocoto rellenos. Peruvians love to party, and the nights get pretty lively. After a bender that lasted nearly the entire month of November, I can confirm: Peru knows… Read More The 8 Best Party Cities in Peru
I took a peek on Hostelworld prior to my arrival in Cusco just to see what the hostel game was looking like these days. One word. Overwhelming. Cusco is easily one of the world’s best backpacker destinations and hostels have fully taken advantage of this fact. It is nothing short of overwhelming trying to narrow… Read More Which Hostel Should You Stay At In Cusco?
A city tucked away in the mountains of Peru’s Andes, Huaraz is a can’t miss destination in Peru. This is a region of the world that rivals any other mountain meccas out there. Despite its jaw-dropping views and affordable adventures, Huaraz is still relatively untouched by tourism. Most travelers coming to Peru seem to flock… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Huaraz, Peru
If you’re traveling to the capital city of Thailand, you may find that you’re quickly overwhelmed by the different recommendations circulating online and in guide books, or even from your friends. There are all sorts of recommended attractions and areas, as well as some places you’ll be told you should <em>avoid</em> going to. This is… Read More 5 Best Places To Spend Time In Bangkok
One of the biggest things I missed my first couple of times around in Peru was the famed Colca Canyon. This stunning region close to Arequipa is one of the top attractions for travelers passing through Peru’s White City. It’s easy to see why, considering that Colca Canyon is the world’s third deepest canyon, offers… Read More Colca Canyon: Should You Do A 2-Day Or 3-Day Trek?
I’m a budget traveler through and through. Crashing at backpacker hostels, eating from the local market, public transportation, and so on and so forth. I try to preach this lifestyle to let fellow travelers know that travel doesn’t need to be expensive. They usually retaliate with “bUt hOw mUcH dOeS it CosT to fLy tHeRe?”… Read More How I Find International Flights For As Cheap As Possible
For international and local travelers alike, Paracas is one of the top destinations in Peru. The relaxing beach vibes, otherworldly scenery, and exciting wildlife make it a must-see destination for all sorts of travelers. However, it is a particularly popular place among backpackers. If you are backpacking your way through Peru, then Paracas is a… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Paracas, Peru
As far as tourist hubs in Lima go, Miraflores and Barranco are the two go-tos. Lima, as a whole, is a city that backpackers and other travelers tend to graze over en route to Peru’s sexier destinations. Like many capital cities across the world, it’s kind of a get-in-and-go destination. Everyone needs to go because… Read More Where To Stay in Lima: Miraflores or Barranco?