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Is Peru a Cheap Place to Travel? It Depends…

Peru is a travel bargain. Or Peru is very expensive. It all depends on how you travel. I inhabit the strange world of travel writing where for my job I go back and forth from cheap hotels to plush palaces, from

Peru’s Salkantay Trek vs. the Inca Trail

  Twice in my life I have spent several days off the grid in Peru, slogging up and down the Andes Mountains on the way to Machu Picchu. Once I did it on the Inca Trail, another time on the Salkantay
village on the Uyuni Salt Flat of Bolivia

It’s Not Hard to Escape the Travel Crowds

It’s nothing new to read articles complaining how overrun some places have become (like Ankor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance). In this age of overtourism, where whole cities like Amsterdam and Venice are getting fed up, travelers often then make
Perceptive Travel story on a village in Japan

Thailand on Three Wheels, a Village of Life-sized Dolls, and Cruising the Amazon with Tarzan

It’s time for another issue of Perceptive Travel, an online magazine bringing you great travel stories every month that go beyond listicles and fluff from selfie babes in bikinis. We tell you this on a regular basis, but once in a
Coca leaves on the Inca Trail in Peru

The Good/Bad Coca Leaf in Peru

If people make a plant product into candy, chocolates, and tea, can it really be all that bad? Well, if you’re U.S. Customs, yes, but for people in the Andes, the coca leaf is life. If you don’t process it into