Plaza de Armas

Let me start this post off by saying if you can spend more than 10 days in Peru, by all means, do it! There is SO much to do and see in this amazing country. However, if you’re on a time constraint like I was, this itinerary will help you plan your Peru adventure and see as much as you possibly can in your 10 days! (I’ll also share some suggestions if you’re on an even tighter time constraint.) *Please… Read more »

San Pedro Market

*If you like this post, it is now available as a self-guided walking tour via GPSmyCITY. Click here to download it. I’m going to go ahead and start this post off with a disclaimer. WARNING: If you don’t like seeing dead animals/bits of dead animals this post is not for you. Every piece of the cow is used and sold here (seriously, every piece), and there are some little animals eaten in Peru that Americans regard as pets. So, as… Read more »

Alpaca sweater - Cusco Peru travel outfit

*If you like this post, it is now available as a self-guided walking tour via GPSmyCITY. Click here to download it. If you visit Cusco, Peru the first thing you will notice is nearly every shop and street vendor is selling “baby alpaca” sweaters. The second thing you will likely notice is that nearly none of these vendors are actually selling “baby alpaca” sweaters. (As the locals say its “maybe alpaca.” Ha!) How to Shop for Genuine Baby Alpaca Wool… Read more »

Ollantaytambo

*If you like this post, it is now available as a self-guided walking tour via GPSmyCITY. Click here to download it. Machu Picchu definitely lives up to the hype, don’t get me wrong, but there are so many other incredible Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley worth seeing as well. This post will cover a day spent seeing Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Consider this post “Part 1” of Inca Ruins worth seeing, and “Part 2” is here (didn’t want to do… Read more »

nordstrom plaid cotton shirt

Shop the look: Now, this is an outfit I would never have thought I’d wear, much less feature on my blog! However, when it comes to my exploring/traveling outfits, I’ve been trying to broaden my horizons…especially since many of these journeys have been very long! (And comfort is key!) There is absolutely nothing wrong with this outfit, I just would have thought it was far too casual to feature on here until recently. I also always had a weird dislike… Read more »