Destination reports Archive

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The Toughest Two Hours in Peru

I’ve done a lot of hiking in Peru. I’ve gone on the Inca Trail, done the Salkantay Trek, and just finished up a version of the Lares Trek. But the hike that made me the most uneasy is one that up to 400 people a day set off to do: heading to

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Don’t Hurry Through Peru

Sure, the famous citadel on a mountain is worth seeing sometime in your life and Cusco is a great city that still feels special despite the hordes of tourists. To really get how great Peru is though, you have to take some time to explore and soak it all in. A couple

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Really Getting Away From It All: Real de Catorce in Mexico

Picture a place where the only way to access the town is through a narrow one-way tunnel more than two kilometers long. Where when you wander around it, you find abandoned, empty buildings around each corner and the loudest sounds are the braying of donkeys. There’s electricity, but the internet speed is

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Europe on the Cheap(er): Istanbul

It has been quite a while since Istanbul was anywhere close to being the cheapest major city in Europe. It can still be a great value though if you do it right. Turkey has come a long way since I lived there in the mid-90’s as a young English teacher in the

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Turned Back in Bolivia, Africa by BushCat, and Unmarked New York City

It’s time for the April issue of Perceptive Travel, home to some of the best online travel stories from book authors wandering the world. But don’t take our word for it: after being named “Best Online Travel Magazine” by the North American Travel Journalists Association in February and winning a slew of