Machu Picchu


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Machu Picchu isn’t designated a New Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site for nothing. This 15th-century Incan citadel, set in the jungles of the Andes, tops many a bucket list, attracting 1.1 million visitors in 2014 alone. The best way to reach the Lost City is via... Read More

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Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo
Singapore National Orchid Gardens/Christina Garofalo

With nearly 30,000 known species, the Orchid Family comprises the largest plant species in the world — and new kinds are still being discovered every few months, including three last fall near Machu Picchu. Though orchids are associated with the tropics, they live on nearly every continent and in every climate — from the marshes of... Read More

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Most of us love to visit new places and try new things from time to time, but some of us were born to travel. Are you one of them? Here, nine signs you were born a traveler. ... Read More

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Machu Picchu

Even if you’ve never been to South America, or left your hometown, you’ve probably heard of Machu Picchu: it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary. Even though visiting this historic... Read More

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The summer solstice holds significance to many cultures, both old and new. For us, it simply marks the beginning of summer. But many religions have worshipped the solstice and even built monuments around it. So, instead of just buckling down for a barbecue and a beer, consider traveling to... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always is a result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, venture out between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, destinations are still... Read More

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Travel as a vehicle for spiritual transformation is hardly a new notion – seekers have practiced the act of pilgrimage as long as they’ve looked to the skies to communion with a higher power. Even in today’s short-attention-span society, setting out to honor the divine or ponder the mysterious... Read More

Machu Picchu 100th anniversary

July 2011 will mark a significant milestone for Machu Picchu, the mystical Incan village high in the Andes Mountains of Peru: the 100th anniversary of its discovery by North American explorer Hiram Bingham, a Yale lecturer. To commemorate the event, several adventure travel companies have planned July itineraries to the... Read More

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By: Kaitlin Keaveney There’s a reason Cusco (meaning “navel” in Quechua) has maintained its “Navel of the World” moniker for centuries. Nestled high among the Andes Mountains at an impressive 11,150 feet above sea level, the former imperial Inca capital – established in the 11th century and conquered by the... Read More

iStock InternationalEnjoy a once-in-a-life-time trip to Machu Picchu in Peru

While it’s the phenomenal feats of mere mortals that comprise our list of man-made wonders, actually seeing them in person is nothing short of divine. Little surprise, given that many of our favorite creations were designed with a heavenly audience in mind, whether in the depths of a Cambodian... Read More