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.
How to Travel Alone
If you’re like me, sitting alone in a restaurant is your worst nightmare. “Power in numbers” has never meant more than it does in modern society where we’re constantly battling social anxieties, fear of dangerous situations and the hyper-obsession, albeit misleading notion, of a carefree lifestyle surrounded by all your besties. The reality is that solo travel can be restful and even more enjoyable than traveling with a buddy. With the right mindset and some self grace, your next solo vacation will be the trip of a lifetime.
Outdoor Winter Activities That Aren’t Skiing
The onset of colder months doesn’t mean you have to hide inside! There are plenty of outdoor winter activities to choose from other than skiing. As they say, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing! With a little preparation and the right gear, you can enjoy outdoor recreation year-round, especially in the winter.
Best Christmas Markets in Europe: Hidden Gems
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.
Wild Camping 101
Learn everything you need to know about wild camping so you can safely and legally avoid crowds and enjoy nature in solitude.
The Best Places to Visit This Winter
When the winter season hits, some people dream of fresh powder and cozy fireside evenings. Others want to forget the cold and escape to warmer places. Whichever you prefer, we’ve got the perfect list of places to visit this winter.
Namibia, Africa & the Oldest Desert in the World
Namibia, like many African countries, is caught between territorial struggles and years of colonization while trying maintain ancient traditions and modernize with the times. However, the stunning landscape and wildlife has remained unchanged. In fact, the Namib Desert is the oldest desert in the world at over 60 million years old. Find out what else this impactful country has been cultivating and crafting all this time.
Three Ways to Navigate Language Barriers While Traveling
No matter the borders you cross while exploring the world, you’re bound to encounter language barriers during your travels. While language fluency can create a more immersive travel experience, embracing the culture and having memorable adventures is still possible without knowing the local language.
Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula: Beyond Cancun & Tulum
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.
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Places to Visit in Morocco: A Photographer’s Guide
Julian is a travel photographer based in New York City. He specialized in underwater photography and has traveled the world, capturing his experiences along the way.
On Morocco, he says, “I spent a full month in Morocco, and was absolutely enchanted. There was some good and some frustrating, but overall it leaves you wanting to come back to explore more.”
How to Avoid Crowds When You Travel
In this article, we highlight a few ways to escape the crowd during your next big adventure and find lesser-known destinations and open spaces to enjoy.