There are many incredible destinations in the world yet to be overrun by tourists. If you're an explorer who likes to find under-the-radar spots, read on for a rundown of my favourite off-the-beaten-path destinations and experiences...
If you’re planning on choosing a holiday with a whole new sense of adventure, there seems to be a huge number of places still available to surprise - even shock and stun - the most jaded traveler. Yet while the temples of southeast Asia, vast ca
Along with the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu not far away, a visit to Cuzco in the Andes - a magical mix of Spanish colonial and precolumbian Inca - is a bucket-list must for every world traveler. And there's a lot to see, which is why the Cusco T
If celebrating your marriage with a honeymoon on a tropical beach while sipping cocktails isn’t your style, you are not alone. More and more newlyweds are opting to indulge their love of adventure on their first postnuptial trip, and here are awes
Sure, going out for an intimate dinner à deux is pretty much everyone's default on this day for lovers. But to make Valentine's Day extra special, seek out an experience that will make it truly memorable for years to come. High and low, on land and
Like a gigantic throat which was carved out of the earth by the Apurímac River, this natural wonder is located between the Apurímac region and the Cuzco region in southern Peru. It is considered to be one of the deepest canyons in the world.
The world's greatest biodiversity is found in South America's vast Amazon rainforest, home to 20 percent of the world's river water, protecting over 40,000 plant species and fauna including 2,000 birds and mammals and some 2½ million insects - one
Long enticing for its history, culture, landscapes, and ecotourism, Peru is an exotic but safe destination for parents who want to expose their children to amazing international experiences, including unspoiled beaches, stunning islands, emerald ra
In the middle of Peru's parched, dusty Nazca Desert, you'll find one of the world's most fascinating archaeological enigmas: the Nazca Lines. These are ancient geoglyphs located on the Pampas de Jumana between the towns of Nazca and Palpa, a 5½-hour
TheParque de las Leyendasis basically a zoo in the city of Lima - but with an amazing an unique "something extra". Located in theSan Miguel district near the coast, west of the old city centre and north ofMirafloresandBarranco, it is far, howev
Unlike as is increasingly the case with Christmas, in Ibero-AmericaSemana Santa(Holy Week, aka Easter week and the last week ofLent), going on right now, is still an almost exclusively religious observance, largely sans the Anglo-Saxon-style East
Many words have been written about the ruined Inca city of Machu Picchu, and I can’t think of anything to say about it that hasn’t been said many times already. So I shall content myself with a few words on how to get there, to see for yourself.
Long gone are the days when you could hover over the Andes Mountains to view Machu Picchu from above in a helicopter. All flights have been suspended due to environment concerns - and rightfully so I might add.
When many think of Peru outside Lima, what springs most readily to mind are the likes of the mighty Andes, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu. But nearly half the country is part of the great Amazon rain forest and ecosystem, with two main cities: Iquitos (the
When it comes to shopping on holiday, the 20 countries of Ibero-America are a stupendous trove that reflect the diversity of both their modern culture and their Hispanic and pre-Columbian heritages. Some of the most striking items that decorate my ho
When we think about Peru, Machu Picchu and Cuzco, along with Lima, are usually the first places to spring to mind. But many are this country’s alluring destinations, and none more so than its second city, Arequipa, in the deep south, at the edge of t
When it comes to the pre-Columbian past of Peru, most of us automatically and understandably think of the Incas. But there were many other cultures and civilizations in these lands through the millennia, some far older than the Incas. Several of thes
Peru's second largest city feels peaceful and genteel. The architecture is beautiful - low buildings of bare white stone or coated in colorful paint, primarily Spanish baroque in style, with local touches - the air is soft and the people are friendly