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best vacations for nature lovers

We all know that the best way to experience a new destination is to get out there and explore! For nature lovers, some amazing countries are just waiting to be discovered. From dramatic landscapes and pristine waterways to misty forests and snow-capped mountains, these destinations will surely take your breath away. So, if you’re a […]

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June 28, 2022

vegan peruvian green sauce aji verde recipe

Peruvian green sauce, or Aji Verde, is a delicious Peruvian hot sauce you can find in most restaurants around Peru. Traditionally, it’s made with Aji Amarillo– a yellow chili pepper native to Peru. Since this pepper is difficult to come by in the United States, I’ve substituted the Aji Amarillo with a similar pepper, the […]

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April 6, 2022

lima peru nightlife

Lima was my first destination while visiting the beautiful country of Peru. While most people will only travel to Peru’s capital city as a layover to the infamous Machu Picchu ruins, I truly believe Lima deserves way more time and attention. See also: 10 Things to do in Peru Other Than Machu Picchu Lima, Peru, […]

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March 27, 2022

stranded in aguas calientes

My tour group and I first arrived in Aguas Calientes after spending all day hiking the beautiful Inca Trail. This small town oasis was indeed a breath of fresh air. The massive Alcamayo river flowing, shops hustling and bustling, and the smell of fresh pizza from the restaurants was illuminating. Little did we know what […]

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March 26, 2022

peruvian superfoods you must try

What makes a superfood so super? I mean, the term itself has only been utilized within the food industry for the last few years. As there’s no definitive definition of what makes a superfood a “superfood,” it commonly describes foods rich in compounds (vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.) vital to a person’s health. There’s no denying […]

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March 20, 2022

one day cusco itinerary

One-Day Cusco Itinerary Touching down in Cusco, Peru is one of the most breathtaking yet terrifying experiences you’ll have. First off, this ancient capital of the Incas is situated in the middle of picturesque mountains at a whopping 3,400 meters (or just above 11,000 feet) of elevation. And with a massive 14,300-foot mountain at the […]

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March 14, 2022

puerto maldonado jungle lodge

At the beginning of my Peruvian Highlights Tour, I was asked what activity I was most excited about doing. My answer was simple. Hiking the Incan Trail aside, I was most excited about staying in a jungle lodge while visiting the Amazon. This is something that’s been on my travel bucket list for years! I’ve […]

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March 9, 2022

things to do in peru

While Machu Picchu is Peru’s leading tourist destination among travelers, the country is encumbered with breathtaking sites, rich history, and vast landscapes.  From bohemian towns, beautiful beaches, Andes tribal Mountains, and tropical rainforests, you can’t go wrong with a trip to this country. After spending 10 days in Peru myself, it quickly moved its way […]

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March 8, 2022

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