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


Cusco is undeniably touristy. You can’t walk five steps around the Plaza de Armas without being brandished with a tour brochure or restaurant or spa menu. Women stroll through the streets with llamas, waiting for squealing tourists to pounce for a selfie opp. But Cusco is a must for even the most independent and jaded … Continue reading Cusco