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Illa Hotel by Eric Mohl
Illa Hotel by Eric Mohl

Cusco, Peru — the gateway to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and epic Andean treks — is home to a long list of luxury hotels and an even longer list of hostels. Now, a growing number of boutique properties are filling that middle price gap, and offering guests intimate... Read More

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Inca Trail
Ann Babe

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

Guestroom at Second Home Peru in Lima
Guestroom/Second Home Peru

Lima’s reputation as a food city is well established. There are three Lima restaurants on the 2016 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and the city holds its own on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants as well. But where can you stay after you’ve eaten in this top gastronomic city? These three boutique hotels... Read More

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu/Flickr/Nimmi Solomon

Many of the world’s most fascinating environments exist at high elevations. Santa Fe, New Mexico is 7,260 feet high; Peru’s Machu Picchu sits at 8,000 feet, while Switzerland’s Jungfraujoch soars 11,388 feet toward the sky. According to the Centers for Disease Control Yellowbook (not to be confused with the Yellow... 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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After a winter of record high and low temperatures, we’re looking forward to spring — especially with great deals on travel. Here’s where and how you can save in April and May. From $90: Hotel Allegro (Chicago, IL) Fresh off a major makeover that channels 1920s glam, this Kimpton property in Chicago’s Theatre... Read More

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Jaymie DeGaetano

Machu Picchu, the Andes, and other historic and natural wonders have traditionally landed Peru on many travelers’ bucket lists. But recently, the country’s longstanding culinary offerings have gained much-deserved international buzz from acclaimed food critics and tourists alike. On a recent customized food-and-culture trip with tour packager JourneYou, we... Read More

Miraflores Town landscapes in Lima ,Peru
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It’s easy to overlook chaotic Lima — Peru’s main international airport — as a mere stopover on the way to exotic destinations such as Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. But to skip the city would be a mistake; these days, Lima’s standing out in its own right. It has an... Read More

Quinoa, Peru
Connie Lee

For many travelers to Peru, visiting ancient ruins offers one of the best reasons for venturing into the wild. After all, the fact that these sites are usually off-beat and well-protected — often to serve out their former purposes as spiritual centers, military strongholds, and imperial homes — is... Read More

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Matt Harrington

TV host and cookbook author Katie Lee loves to travel: St. Bart’s for surfing, shopping markets in India, and browsing bazaars in Morroco. One place she hasn’t been? Machu Picchu. Before she makes it to Peru, though, she’ll host a lot of out of town guests in her home... Read More

atacama - Flickr-Jim Trodel

When visiting South America’s Atacama Desert — considered to be the driest place on earth — you have little choice but to make the small village of San Pedro de Atacama your home base. Such isolation typically leads to high costs of living (and visiting), but San Pedro has an... Read More

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Cockroaches, stained linens, and maybe flashbacks to the film Hostel might have come to mind when you read this headline. Sometimes, there is such a thing as too cheap, right? What do hotels that offer up rooms at less than $10 per night year round — not just for... Read More

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Cyber Monday is too long to have to wait for snagging great hotel deals, so we are pleased to see that a group of hotels have put together their own promotion and are calling it CyberSummer. On June 21, starting at midnight, 21 hotels and resorts in the United... Read More

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Ever wanted to see all – and we do mean all – of South America’s coastline? Holland America’s newest Grand Voyage for 2015 will let you do just that. The 68-day journey will make a complete loop around the continent from Fort Lauderdale, with a few additional ports of call in the... Read More

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Our recent story on camera apps proved that a smartphone is all you need to take a piece of your trip home with you. Another tried-and-true method? Passport stamps. The tiny imprints are capable of reducing an entire travel experience down to a single emblematic image while communicating an... Read More