How (Not) To Cross The Border from Peru Into Chile

I left off in Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru and the town from which Logan and I traveled to the Colca Canyon. It’s been a while since I posted, I know – and I still have a lot to share with you guys (like, three more countries’ worth of stories), which I plan to do over the

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Peru is For Lovers: Cusco, Machu Picchu and Arequipa

Okay, so in a lot of ways, Peru wasn’t the most romantic setting in the world. But it’s who you’re with that matters. Logan and I really enjoyed our time exploring all sorts of landscapes throughout Peru. We saw deserts and jungles and beaches. We met friends from Peru, Switzerland, Argentina, South Korea and the

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3 Days in Lima’s Most Artsy, Imaginative Neighborhoods

I’m writing this update from the common area of our hostel in Cusco, looking at a wall that’s brightly painted with birds, flowers and leaves – an accurate portrayal of the colors and sights of Peru. Cusco is our second stop, and also the base for our trek up to Machu Picchu, the famous Incan

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2 Days in London

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve decided to really buckle down with regard to my finances, which means I probably won’t be doing much traveling anytime soon. With airfare to Europe at an all-time low, it’s been tempting to break this resolution – but so far I’ve stuck with it. If I can

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5 Important Safety Tips For Solo Female Travelers

Back in March, two young Argentinian women were murdered during a backpacking trip across South America. According to some reports, they had agreed to stay with two men they didn’t know after their cash was stolen at a youth hostel. Some family members have argued that this version of events was a lie, manufactured by the

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