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
The Cordillera Huayhuash is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever done. Eight days of trekking across 130 kilometers of brutal terrain, high altitudes, and exposing yourselves to whatever mayhem Pachamama wants to throw your way. It isn’t easy. It’s even less easy if you get awful weather. During the dry season, many travelers… Read More Should You Do The Cordillera Huayhuash During The Rainy Season?
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
Let me start this off by saying that this hike is not for the faint of heart. I struggled monumentally on this hike and consider myself to be a pretty avid hiker. Laguna 69 lies at 4,600 meters above sea level (15,000 feet), meaning that the altitude, weather, and conditions can all play a big… Read More The Complete Guide to Hiking Laguna 69 in Peru
It was about to be my third time in Peru and I was beyond excited. Adventures off the beaten path, immersion in foreign cultures, and we got a dope whip to ride in on the journey down from Vilcabamba, Ecuador to Chachapoyas, Peru. I was about to embark on the adventure that dreams are made… Read More Budgeting For Northern Peru: What To Expect
While I advocate for traveling solo whenever I can, I have to admit, I was a bit nervous going into South America. It was my first ever solo backpacking trip and I decided to kick it off in the country of cocaine and cartels: Colombia. While decades of improvement and progress have passed since the… Read More What’s It Like To Travel Solo In South America?
The size and chaos of Peru make it a country that can be quite overwhelming if you show up unprepared. It doesn’t help that Lima might be one of the craziest cities in South America. Lima is the main entry point for most travelers flying into Peru, but let’s be honest, all the good stuff… Read More Peru Hop Is The Best Way To Get Around Peru