Peru

Tips and Articles in Peru

I have one piece of advice for anyone visiting Peru: Never ask if pisco comes from Chile. Peru and Chile have a longstanding rivalry when it comes to the clear grape brandy, which both countries claim as their own. And while I feel it unwise to...
You want total luxury The ships from Aqua Expeditions (three nights from $3,195 per person) are like floating five-star hotels. Peruvian interior designer Jordi Puig has lent his crisp, minimal aesthetic to both the 12-suite Aqua Amazon and the...
Dinner at Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, starts at 25 meters below sea level, then soars up into the mountains, across the desert, and through the jungle—all in the span of 17 courses. It's a journey through the extreme climates, altitudes, an...
The old woman elbows me in the ribs, hard. She is small, Peruvian, her face heavily creased. Black hair hangs in a braid to the middle of her back. She is without a hat. When I meet her dark eyes she nods in the direction of something over my shou...
Lay of the Land Barranco: This former summer colony of shaded plazas and Pacific overlooks is experiencing a revival as 19th-century town houses are transformed into art galleries and hotels. Centro Histórico: A Spanish-colonial cathedral and ol...
For most of us, running out of toothpaste is easily remedied by a quick trip to the local drugstore. For Kirsten and Carl Dixon, owners of the Winterlake Lodge on mile 198 along the Iditarod Trail in South Central Alaska, it involves calling an ai...
Even anti–beaten path travelers like myself are seduced by the idea of wandering among the iconic Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. But getting there isn’t cheap, and it involves some trickier-than-expected logistics. I finally ticked Machu Picchu off ...
Flour Bakery, Boston: Call ahead to reserve your sticky bun—these caramel-smothered, pecan-studded brioche rolls are among the best you’ll ever have. No wonder they sell out in mere hours. Charly’s Bakery, Cape Town: Where to find Cape Town’s p...
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North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
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Trekking, Walking, and Biking Alpine Ascents Adrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that tackle the world’s tallest peaks, including less extreme itineraries such as a seven-day hike up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. 206/378-1927. T+L Trip...
Rio de Janeiro: As all eyes turn to Rio for the World Cup (and the 2012 UN Earth Summit and 2016 Olympics), the city is investing millions of reals into the existing Pier Maua, which will allow cruise passengers to visit nearby sites such as the S...
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