South American Destinations

How to Spend 48 Hours in Cusco, Peru

KNOW BEFORE YOU GOLANGUAGE: Spanish. Brush up on common phrases to help while exploring the city.  We downloaded a translation app, which was very useful in the markets and  outside of the touristy areas. CURRENCY:   Peruvian Sol.  Restaurants, hotels, and larger...

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Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

KNOW BEFORE YOU GOLANGUAGE: Spanish is the most prevalent language spoken.  Brush up on common phrases to help when communicating with your tour company.  We downloaded a translation app, which was very useful. CURRENCY:   Peruvian Sol.  You will need cash for tipping...

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Peru Journal Inspiration

Full of history, Inca ruins, alpacas, and mountains, Peru is a country long on adventure. We traveled to Peru specifically to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  Arriving in Cucso three days before we left for our hike was a great desicion.  It gave us plently of...

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Guide to Peru

KNOW BEFORE YOU GOLANGUAGE: Spanish is the most prevalent language spoken.  Brush up on common phrases to help while exploring the city.  We downloaded a translation app, which was very useful in the markets and  outside of the touristy areas. CURRENCY:   Peruvian...

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO LANGUAGE: Spanish is the most prevalent language spoken.  Brush up on common phrases to help while exploring the city.  We downloaded a translation app, which was very useful in the markets and  outside of the toursity areas. CURRENCY: Colombian...

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Top Things to do in Cartagena, Colombia

Book a reservation at Casa San Agustin You will not be disappointed in this boutique hotel. The service, location and amenities are top notch. See our blog post on the Casa San Agustin for a more detailed review.  Although we are partial to Casa San Agustin, other...

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Cartagena, Colombia

Vibrant and lively, Cartagena is a a beautiful city full of color and history.  The winding streets of old town are littered with expertly decorated floral window boxes and unique brightly colored doorways.  Every corner is worthy of a photo shoot.  Let these photos...

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Ecuador Photo Inspiration

Sandwiched between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador is a South American country teeming with natural beauty, adventure, and featuring the center of the world monument along the equator.  Quickly becoming a hot spot for extreme sports, travelers can enjoy paragliding,...

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Casa San Agustin Hotel Review Cartagena, Colombia

Highly recommended by a friend, my husband and I booked our stay at Casa San Agustin when we traveled to Cartagena last July, and we could not have enjoyed it more! From the moment we arrived, the staff warmly greeted us by name with welcome drinks in hand. This...

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