A few years ago, I conquered the beast of a hike which was Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Since then, it’s probably become the most common sight I’ve seen on Instagram. It is without a doubt Cusco’s most popular day trip, and despite the 3 AM wake-up call and brutal high altitude conditions, hundreds of travelers a… Read More Palccoyo vs. Vinicunca: Which Rainbow Mountain Should You Do?
Ollantaytambo turned out to be one of my favorite little towns in Peru. After paying the small village of Pisac in the Sacred Valley a visit, I decided that I needed to explore more of the villages just outside of Cusco. I visited Chinchero, Urubamba, Yucay, and more. However, most of these paled in comparison… Read More The Best Things To Do In Ollantaytambo, Peru
I first visited Cusco’s now world-famous Rainbow Mountain about four years ago. At the time, it had just been recently discovered. Something like that doesn’t stay hidden for long, though. It has easily become Cusco’s most popular day trip, and one that often sets travelers up for disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, I had an… Read More The Complete Guide to Palccoyo, Cusco’s Other Rainbow Mountain
Puno is a bustling city in southern Peru, nestled on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The main draw of the city are the floating islands of the Uros people. This one-of-a-kind experience is one that you will only find in Peru. For those backpacking long-term throughout South America, visiting Puno is a no-brainer, especially if… Read More Are The Floating Islands in Puno, Peru Worth Visiting?
As a backpacker, Cusco is a city we could only dream of. An affordable city with adventure, culture, and history? You really can’t ask for much more.… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Cusco, Peru
One of the most stunning and unique neighborhoods in the world is the vibrant barrio of Chualluma in La Paz. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard of it or seen the colorful neighborhood on your Instagram feed. Beyond its pretty facade, Chualluma is a story of revitalization, rebirth, and the Bolivian spirit. The… Read More How To Visit The Colorful Neighborhood of Chualluma in La Paz
Peru is possibly my favorite country in the world. There is so much diversity in this country. From the Amazon Rainforest to the Pacific Ocean and everything in between, Peru can almost feel like several countries packed into one. Throw in some desert and some of the tallest peaks in South America and you’ve got… Read More 20 Must-Visit Travel Destinations in Peru
Crossing borders is one of the most annoying things about traveling. As an American, one of the most irritating border crossings I’ve ever had to do was the one from Peru to Bolivia. While my British friends were able to sail right through, there was the whole process of me having to apply and receive… Read More What Is The Best Way To Get From Peru To Bolivia?
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
Laguna Paron is one of the most beautiful sights you will see in all of South America. It is a color that is so vibrant and blue that you won’t even believe the pictures that I post in this blog. Driving up to the parking lot of the trailhead, I was actually in awe at… Read More Guide to Laguna Paron: Best Day Trips From Huaraz