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
The ruins of Pisac are among the most impressive in Peru. In fact, I’d rank them just a notch below the iconic world wonder of Machu Picchu. My experience at Pisac Archaeological Site rivaled my experience at Machu Picchu. It was much less touristy and boasted just as much incredible beauty. For travelers passing through… Read More The Complete Guide To Pisac Archaeological Site
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?
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?
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?
The city of Huaraz is one of my favorites in the world. But not because of the city. While the city of Huaraz itself is nothing spectacular, the region surrounding it is among the most beautiful in the world. With Peru’s finest Cordilleras at your doorstep, Huaraz is a gateway to some of South America’s… Read More The Best Day Trips From Huaraz, Peru
At 5,150 meters (16,900 feet) above sea level, Huascaran National Park’s Nevado San Mateo is a challenging but attainable way to cross off a 5,000 meter summit off of your list. The variety of terrain and stunning views from the summit make it an excellent option for the adventurous traveler going through Huaraz. It is… Read More The Complete Guide To Summiting Nevado San Mateo in Peru
As a backpacker with a love for all things outdoors, Huaraz was like paradise to me. This region of Peru has mountain ranges that will rival any across the world. Sparkling lagunas, snow-capped summits, multi-day treks, Huaraz had me on my feet chasing views nearly every day of the week. The Cordillera Blanca and Huascaran… Read More Where To Stay in Huaraz, Peru