How to Explore Huaraz, Peru

If you like the mountains, add Huaraz to your list. This northern Peru trekking and climbing mecca struck us as a much smaller, better version of Kathmandu. Name a mountain activity and Huaraz has it – climbing, trekking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, glacier-ing, high altitude mountaineering, heli-skiing, the list goes on. And some culture to…

Four Days in the Andes on the Santa Cruz Trek

When you think of Peru, you immediately think of Machu Picchu. When you think of Machu Picchu, your next thought is the Inca trail. It’s no secret that Peru’s claim to fame is one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Therefore, it’s obvious why your mind wanders to this magical place when you…

A Fishing Story in the Peruvian Andes

Although I’m not very good at it, there are few things in this world that please me more than spending a day on a river with a fly rod trying to trick fish into eating small plastic insects. I had actually planned on carrying a rod with me this entire year. But it turns out…

The Best View in Rio de Janeiro

Nope, it’s not Christ the Redeemer. Okay, so it’s tough to beat the views from the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio. You can see the entire city from there and the sheer size of the Jesus statue is remarkable. So even though it’s super touristy, you’d be remiss in not making it…

Savoring the Flavors of São Paulo!

While you can certainly keep yourself busy visiting the various museums and exploring São Paulo by foot, one thing that we particularly enjoyed during our time in São Paulo was the incredible cuisine. Here are the savory dishes and drinks that topped our list! Churrascaria: For a set price, you can gain access into carnivore…