Peru Archive

Our Updated Review of Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca in Puno

Sometimes time feels like it flies by quickly and when one of our correspondents was going to be in Puno, Peru, we realized it had been seven years since we stepped into the Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca. Although the long-promised renovations still aren’t in motion, it was time for us to post an update with […]

Combining the Mountains and the Jungle in Peru

We’ve said many times before that it’s a bad idea to hurry through Peru like so many tourists do. If you take your time instead of trying to cram everything into just a few days, you’ll have a much richer experience. Partly because of the tourism board’s narrow focus, most people don’t know there is […]

Taking the Hot Springs at Colca Lodge in Peru

You feel like you’re a long way from anywhere when you get to the Colca Lodge beside the canyon of the same name. It won’t take long to recover and relax though, with great views and multiple hot springs pools around the property. Most of the hotels around the Colca Canyon are geared to intrepid […]

Touring Peru and the Galapagos in Less Than Two Weeks

We’ll be the first to say you should take your time and not hurry through Peru. What you’ll see on a leisurely cruise of the Galapagos is far different than what you’ll see on a few short stops. Not everyone has unlimited vacation time, however, so for many working stiffs even getting two weeks away […]

8 Latin AmericanTravel Destinations Where It’s Always Warm

As I write this there are ice storms blanketing the midwest USA and some parts of the Rockies have gotten a meter of snow. An NFL football championship game this past weekend had to be moved back to allow times to clear the roads. If you’re feeling down from the cold and gray and dreaming […]

6 Epic South America Road Trips You Can Do in a Rental Car

South America is a vast continent with long routes to traverse, so there’s no shortage of long road trips you can take. Some of the most rugged require a four-wheel drive vehicle though. The Pan-American Highway is congested and ugly in a lot of stretches. Plus you know when one oft-listed drive is along a […]

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