• Aquas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru

    Photo Essay: Aguas Calientes

    A haven for backpackers, Aguas Calientes is home to cute shops, restaurants and cafes. While we didn't stay in the area, we made our way down after exploring Machu Picchu and spending the night at the Sanctuary Lodge. For anyone…

  • Altitude Sickness, Peru

    Altitude sickness in Cusco

    I've mentioned the whole issue with altitude sickness a few times in my Cusco-related posts and we've finally accepted the truth: Scott's a victim of the city's elevation. He'd been feeling crummy for a lot of the day. We were…

  • Panchita, Lima, Peru

    Day One in Lima, Peru

    Wednesday was our first full day in Lima. We arrived Tuesday night around 10PM and after a little luggage scare, we finally made it to the Westin about an hour and a half later. As a side note for travelers…