I'm not a hiking or climbing enthusiast, so I'd never heard of Huaraz before I visited Peru. I don't remember who first told me about the city, but that person--whoever he or she was--is a saint. I loved so many things about Peru, but Huaraz was the absolute highlight. Like snow-capped mountains? Go to Huaraz. … Continue reading Huaraz


When I was in Peru, a bunch of travelers advised me to spend as little time in Lima as possible. "It's nothing special. It's just another big city," they said. With those less-than-stellar reviews, I arrived in Lima with few expectations. Maybe I just wanted to be contrarian, but I ended up liking Lima so … Continue reading Lima