The Land of the Incas
Hey, we’ve all been on a budget before. Save money while still having an awesome time on these seven cheap and easy day trips from Cusco!
Are you planning a trip to Peru? I spent a month in each, so use my detailed breakdown of Arequipa vs. Huaraz to decide which city you should visit.
Ready to plan a trip abroad? These 18 travel photos will inspire you to book a flight to visit Colombia and Peru on your next international getaway!
This neighborhood is lesser known, but it still has the amazing food that Lima is famous for. Next time you’re around, try my favorite restaurants in Surco!
Photo diary from a short trip from Lima, Peru. We spent the weekend with friends, exploring the Islas Ballestas and Huacachina Oasis.
Exploring Islas Ballestas, relaxing in the Huacachina Oasis, and a visit to the oldest winery in South America complete this perfect weekend trip from Lima.
Miraflores is great, but you’re missing out if you don’t spend a day in Barranco. This hip arts district in Lima is full of shopping, bars, and good eats.
The ultimate list of can’t miss restaurants and craft beer in Huaraz, Peru, perfect for relaxing and refueling after a trek from the small mountain town.
Everything you need to know to ditch the tour group and solo hike Santa Cruz. Use this complete guide for transport info, food tips, trip costs and more!
Climbing Nevado Mateo is suitable for beginners and experienced climbers alike. Here’s everything you need to know before you climb Nevado Mateo in Peru!
If you’re on a budget for your Peru travels, check out this beautiful one dollar Huaraz day trip for stunning mountain views from the Wilcacocha Lake.
Colombia vs. Peru is a hard decision for any traveler to make. Use this guide from two experienced expats to make your choice a little easier!
Explore one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth with these 10 photos of Laguna 69 that you have to see to believe!
The total lack of toilet seats is just the beginning. Before you plan your trip here, make sure you read the top 11 things to know before you travel to Peru!
The hike to Laguna 69 begins in Huaraz, Peru. Here’s everything you need to know to make the trek & see this stunning glacial lake for yourself.
12 photos to inspire a trip to Lake Titicaca. Explore the diverse landscapes, people, and culture that make this part of Peru so special.
Are you planning to visit Lake Titicaca on your Peru trip? Use this guide to explore the best sites on the Peruvian Islands in the lake!
If you like beautiful scenery the Colca Canyon trek is for you. Check out these 13 views, then visit the world’s 2nd deepest canyon to see them for yourself
Hiking in Colca Canyon is a must when visiting Arequipa, Peru. Learn what to expect before you visit go hiking in the world’s second deepest canyon!
An epic climb deserves epic photos. The two day trek to the summit of Misti Volcano wasn’t easy, but it was definitely beautiful!
Climbing Misti Volcano is not for the faint of heart. Almost twenty hours of hiking up to 19,000 ft definitely takes it’s toll. Read about my terrifying, exhausting, awesome experience climbing Misti Volcano!
The Kinsa Cocha hike is beautiful but off the beaten track in Cusco. Get inspired with this photo diary and then learn how to do it on your own!
Contrary to popular belief, the cost to live in Cusco is still fairly low. See what I spent on rent, travel, food, and more during my 2-month stay.
Ready to step off Peru’s tourist trail? Use this guide to hike to Kinsa Cocha and see Pisac’s three lakes on an easy and beautiful day trip from Cusco!
There are six different ways to get to Machu Picchu from Cusco. Explore your options to learn about trains, treks, busses & cars you can take to the ruins.
If you’re wondering what this 5-day hike to Machu Picchu is like, look no further. This Salkantay Trek photo diary depicts the trip from start to finish!
The 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the best ways to see the famous ruins. Learn everything you need to know with this guide!
There aren’t a lot of parks in Cusco, so head out to Llaullipata when you ‘re craving some green space!
Had a blast at Llaulifest! Beer, food, bonfires, and good vibes… what else could I need?
What exactly is Peru’s Sacred Valley & why should you visit it? Learn more about the ruins you’ll see there, total costs for the trip & more in this guide!
No matter what your budget is, don’t to miss out on Cusco’s vibrant food scene. Use this guide to find the best cheap restaurants in Cusco!
It’s easy to visit the Pisac Ruins without a guided tour. Use this guide to learn how to get the Pisac Ruins and get tips for your visit, entry costs, restaurant recommendations, and more!
A half day trip from Cusco to the Tipon and Piquillacta ruins is not on most tourist’s bucket list. Read my review of the ruins, learn how to get there, and decide if venturing off the beaten path to Tipon and Piquillacta is right for you!
The step by step guide to visiting Sacsayhuaman, Quenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay with everything you need to know for a half-day trip to Cusco’s closest ruins!
Ancient Incan ruins, mountain views, and more. Use this guide to walk the Imperial Incan trail on the 11-mile Huchuy Qosqo trek in Cusco.
How to do the high-altitude day trek from Cusco to Mount Vinicunca. Visit Peru’s stunning and unique rainbow mountain range on your next trip!
This guide will take you on an easy hike in Cusco. Start in Plaza de Armas in the city center and visit Chacan Cave, the Temple of the Moon and El Balcon del Diablo. (Plus, find two more hikes in Cusco you can do without a guide inside!)