by Ryan Tingle | Mar 28, 2023 | Places Untraveled, Travel Tips
Peru is home to an array of dining experiences, from world-renowned restaurants to Indigenous recipes one can only experience deep in the jungle. The fresh flavors of Peruvian cuisine will leave your mouth watering for more South American delicacies.
by Ryan Tingle | Mar 28, 2023 | Places Untraveled
A concert of humming, buzzing, chirping and the rustling of palms saturates the surrounding forest. Tucked away in the dense foliage, a small wooden boat navigates down the small Rio Momon, a thin and winding stream that flows into the mighty Amazon. Parrots and Toucans fly past, squawking overhead before evading the soothing and beautiful rainstorms each afternoon that help cool down the smothering heat. Fresh fish, fruit and herbs in every direction, offering up countless possibilities for an unforgettable meal. The brilliant sunsets create remarkable displays upon the departing rain clouds, giving off the last hint of light and color before the night symphony of insects takes over. All this sound nice? Then you need to visit Iquitos and the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.
by Ryan Tingle | Mar 16, 2023 | Places Untraveled
Peru is undoubtedly one of the most stunning countries on Earth. Home to 84 of the world’s 103 ecosystems and 28 of the 32 climates on the planet, its landscape is one of the most diverse destinations. You can find yourself hiking the Andes in the morning, exploring iconic Incan archaeological sites in the afternoon, then finishing the day off watching wildlife in the jungles of the Amazon. Gorgeous cities offer some of the best gastronomy on the planet thanks to Pisco and potatoes, while the cobblestone roads take you back in time. Culture and rich history are always on full display as the proud locals across the country are some of the most welcoming and loving people you will ever meet. I continuously try to find the right words to describe Peru, but I don’t know if I ever truly will. But that’s exactly how Peru makes you feel, speechless.
by Ryan Tingle | Nov 9, 2022 | Featured, Places Untraveled
It’s that time of year again. Twinkling lights strung up across buildings, decorated trees commanding city centers, holiday music dancing through the air, the smell of hot wine and baked gingerbread suffocating your nose and of course, chestnuts roasting on an open fire. If you love the holiday season, then there aren’t too many experiences as magical as exploring different Christmas Markets across Europe. While they’re all worth seeing, it may be hard to choose the right market for you. Each country does it differently as vendors focus on local cuisine and souvenirs that will leave you overwhelmed, wanting to buy everything. The biggest and most famous markets definitely live up to the hype, but it is the lesser known ones off of the usual tourist route that will give you the most unforgettable Christmas market adventure.
by Ryan Tingle | Sep 21, 2022 | Featured, Places Untraveled
The famous and picturesque Yucatán Peninsula stretches into the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea whilst being occupied by the three Mexican states of Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo. This area of Mexico has some of the best history, culture and scenery across the entire country, however most travelers only visit the “tourist hotspots”. Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen are not just three of the most visited places in Mexico, but the world. Yes, these resort towns are appealing and have some of the most gorgeous beaches around, but are they the best places to visit? If you’re searching for authentic Mexico, the simple answer is no. The best way to enjoy this stunning peninsula and be immersed in Mexico’s rich culture is by taking the road less traveled to these six destinations.