Destination: Machu Picchu, Peru

Known as one of the "New Seven Wonders of the World," Machu Picchu is certainly a looker. With its terraced citadel that's surrounded by looming green mountains (including Huayna Picchu) at over 7900 feet (2400 meters), this once demonstrated the power of the Inca Empire, at the peak of its civilization. Today, it's an incredibly-touristy site … Continue reading Destination: Machu Picchu, Peru


Destination: Sacred Valley of the Incas & Cusco, Peru

After about one-and-a-half weeks into our South American trip, my family and I would be heading to higher altitudes on our way to the enigmatic, but stunning Machu Picchu. It would be my first time experiencing life at greater than 8000 feet (or 2500 meters), and I was at once nervous and excited to see … Continue reading Destination: Sacred Valley of the Incas & Cusco, Peru

Destination: Lima, Peru

My family and I spent about a week visiting Chile, exploring its capital and Easter Island. Although we were sad to say goodbye to it, we were still excited about moving forward to check out more of South America during our summer vacation. More specifically, we would be spending a week in Peru, likewise to … Continue reading Destination: Lima, Peru