Palccoyo vs. Vinicunca: Which Rainbow Mountain Should You Do?

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?

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The Complete Guide to Palccoyo, Cusco’s Other Rainbow Mountain

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

Are The Floating Islands in Puno, Peru Worth Visiting?

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?

How To Visit The Colorful Neighborhood of Chualluma in La Paz

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