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United FrontI’ve lived in cultural epicenters like Paris and New York but found some of the most exciting—and, oftentimes, authentic—food, fashion, art... Read More

South America has been around no longer than North America, and yet there seems to be more history in Peru: more pre-Columbian history and more colonial... Read More

When I visited Lima as a child from my hometown of Tacna, located just to the south, it was myfirst encounter with a true metropolis—an energetic... Read More

Explore one of the greatest wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, and give back to the surrounding community. With "Care for Cuzco: Heart of the Inca... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

To film his latest docudrama, Touching the Void, British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald spent a month high in the Peruvian Andes with a "tiny crew and 70... Read More

Spend time between Lima, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu learning from culinary masters. You will make ceviche, or chopped fish with lime juice and... Read More

Night is my favorite time in the Amazon because that's when things get really loud. Some of the players in this orchestra can be identified: castanet... Read More

If you love to travel because you always learn something, then you probably love learning because it takes you somewhere new. The following itineraries... Read More

Peruvian textiles, recently believed to be a generation away from extinction, are making a surprising comeback. The revival of the country's 2,000-year... Read More

It's a novelist's dream: I'm lying in a hammock at the Yacumama Lodge, 4 1/2 hours from the colonial city of Iquitos, in a remote section of the... Read More

When American explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the jungle-covered ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru in 1911, he believed he had found the lost city of... Read More

Feasting on Crete What a joy it was to read Anya von Bremzen's article [Food, September] on the tavernas of Crete. It brought back a vivid memory. Nine... Read More

America's drug of choice?Adrenaline. Last year 300,000 Americans went skydiving, 500,000 went bungee jumping, and more than 4 million went white-water... Read More

. . . from the SouthwestDon Imus, radio personality"My brother and I were taking pictures for our new book, Two Guys Four Corners [Villard]. Ever since... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests.Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years... Read More

Travelers to southern Peru are getting a much-needed breath of fresh air: in an effort to eliminate symptoms of altitude sickness, Hotel Monasterio, an... Read More

We've received scores of questions on volunteer travel—here, some answers, plus firsthand accounts from three families who headed out, pitched in, and... Read More

Orient-Express is gaining some wings and gathering steam. Driven by reductions in first-class air service and by the demand for shorter, multiple... Read More

The discovery of an elaborate necropolis of 13 tombs in northwestern Peru "was like the discovery of King Tut," says Walter Alva, head archaeologist and... Read More

During its 349 years on the Plaza de Armas, Cuzco Cathedral—the acre-square, three-churches-in-one, treasure-filled Baroque marvel built on the site of... Read More

I'm considering a summer trip to Peru, including some trekking. How crowded is it on the Inca Trail?—D.B., Windsor, Ont.Solitude is unlikely during the... Read More

La Casona Inkaterra, CuzcoLocationA block from the historic Plaza de Armas, the latest carbon-neutral property from Peruvian hotel group Inkaterra is... Read More

See our slideshow of 10 Do-It-Yourself Digs.Hands dirty, his shovel blade in the soft earth of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Carl Schweser dug in, brushed... Read More

The TripCulinary excursion in Croatia and SarajevoHighlightsLearn to cook polenta-and-cheese with a native family in Lukomir, the highest village in... Read More

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