Avoiding Muscle Aches and Travel Fatigue: Tips for Being a Happier Traveler

Avoiding Muscle Aches and Travel Fatigue: Tips for Being a Happier Traveler

It’s a common theme that you don’t start feeling all of your aches and pains until you finally slow down and take a holiday. That effect can become even more pronounced when you actually start to physically travel.  For example, traveling on planes and buses as well as sleeping in strange beds...

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A Hidden Five-Star Gem: The Sumaq Hotel in Aguas Calientes

A Hidden Five-Star Gem: The Sumaq Hotel in Aguas Calientes

If you arrive at Aguas Calientes, also called Machu Picchu Pueblo, by train, you may have a difficult time imagining a five-star hotel could be found here. Most of the buildings have a ramshackle appearance as if they were put up overnight, and the fact is that many were. This once-sleepy little...

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Lima: Highlights of Peru’s Most Eclectic City

Lima: Highlights of Peru’s Most Eclectic City

While Cusco captures the imagination of most visitors, Lima tends to be somewhat more polarizing. A large, modern city, Lima has grown rapidly in recent years. Its size can be overwhelming at first, as can its busy, crowded and polluted streets; however, it’s worth taking the time to explore...

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Customized Tours of Arequipa: Peru’s “White City”

Customized Tours of Arequipa: Peru’s “White City”

Arequipa beguiles visitors with its year-round sunny climate, friendly locals and beautiful architecture. Peru’s second largest city is filled with low Baroque-style buildings, their stone either painted in bright colors or left its natural white. Little remains of Arequipa’s pre-Incan and Incan...

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Top Predators to Photograph on Your Private Amazon Holiday

Top Predators to Photograph on Your Private Amazon Holiday

The Tambopata National Reserve is a huge nature reserve located in the southern Peruvian Amazon while it hugs along the shores of the Madre de Dios River. Encompassing over 670,000 (271,000 hectares), the reserve is accessed by plane (one hour) or bus (10 hours) from the city of Cusco. It’s one...

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