Posts Tagged "Peru"


Updated on: 10/14/18In many destinations around the world we've found that we were able to navigate around, learn about the sights, and leave with a good understanding of the history without paying for a tour guide. In Machu Picchu and the surrounding region of Peru, you won't be so lucky. This is one attraction where you absolutely need a guide because, quite simply, the ruins have no posted signs or information. The Ruins are Not a...

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The Inca Trail Broke Me – So I Quit

The Inca Trail Broke Me – So I Quit


Posted By Rylei on Nov 3, 2015

Updated on: 05/30/18I quit. Only one day into the four day classic Inca Trail, the world famous trek, I quit and turned around. Normally I'd expect to feel regret or a sense of failure, but for me, it was the best decision I've ever made. To be honest, the only reason I signed up for the Inca Trail – eight months in advance – was based on the word of people I'd met and bloggers who had done it. Everyone everywhere claimed...

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Updated on: 05/30/18Prior to having our backpack stolen in Peru, we thought the country would be one of the more tourist friendly and safest in the region. This opinion came to be because, as travelers, we're constantly bombarded with the fact that so many destinations around the world are considered “unsafe.”  Nearby countries like Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia all have this connotation blasted regularly, and...

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Updated on: 01/7/19If you found this article via a search engine, then you probably lost your passport or, if you are like us, had your passport stolen.  Since no one can go back in time fix it, there is only one thing to do and that is head to an Embassy and get a new one. But what if you cannot wait the 10-15(+) business days for a full replacement passport to arrive?  Well, the emergency passport is your answer. Since...

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Updated on: 04/30/18As most long-term travelers and nomads will say, it is only a matter of time before you are a victim of theft while traveling.  No matter how skilled you are at keeping your gear safe and how cautious you are about protecting your valuables, one day someone will get the better of you. After 550+ days of travel since 2008, being gone for almost a whole year on this trip, and visiting hundreds of cities in 62...

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