Central and South America

A Perfect Day in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

A Perfect Day in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo was the last city on our week-long Costa Rica trip – We began in La Fortuna to see Rio Celeste, went east to Tortuguero for turtles, and then south to Puerto Viejo. Our main reason for visiting Puerto Viejo was to see sloths […]

Itinerary for your Machu Picchu Trek + Lima (Part 3)

Itinerary for your Machu Picchu Trek + Lima (Part 3)

This is our proven, awesome, doable itinerary for a 9-day trip including the Machu Picchu trek and time in Lima after. Day 1. Fly into Cusco. Your goal on day one of this trip is to check into the hotel, get situated, and most of all, […]

How to Prep and Pack for Machu Picchu (Part 2)

How to Prep and Pack for Machu Picchu (Part 2)

Now that you’ve planned your trip, there are some final items to do before you leave, including the ultimate packing list! Hotel. Most hotels in Cusco will allow you to leave your extra luggage onsite while you hike. Be sure to confirm with the hotel […]

How to Plan for an Inca-redible Trek to Machu Picchu (Part 1)

How to Plan for an Inca-redible Trek to Machu Picchu (Part 1)

High above the Andes Mountains sits one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu (MP). This icon is a 15th century Incan citadel built of polished dry-stone walls. It’s an impeccable feat of architecture, when you consider when and where it was […]

Tortuguero, is it worth it? Yes!

Tortuguero, is it worth it? Yes!

Tortuguero is in the far Caribbean corner of Costa Rica (Eastern Coast). It’s fairly out of the way and the nearby beach is not swimmable due to sharks. Sounds like quite the place, right? Well, it is! But not for the typical beach front reasons. […]

Costa Rica’s Bluest River

Costa Rica’s Bluest River

Rio Celeste, a river as blue as its name. Rio Celeste, the “Sky Blue River,” is a must do trip for any nature lover’s trip to Costa Rica adventure. There’s no magic behind the color. In fact, at one point, many believed the color to be […]