Moray Ruins in Peru. Photo © Matyas Rehak/123rf.

Buying the Buleto Turistico: Cusco’s Tourist Ticket

Must-see ruins such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo require this ticket. At first glance, it seems overpriced, but when you consider the total number of sites it covers, it’s worth it. Learn about which sites are included, when to buy your ticket, and more.

Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu behind it. Photo © Tomas Sobek/123rf.

The Best of Machu Picchu in One Week

This eight-day itinerary starts off in the lush surroundings of the Sacred Valley, moves through cloud forests and the magnificent stonework of Machu Picchu, and finishes in Cusco, the Spanish Renaissance city built atop Inca foundations. Check it out!

Police in Lima, Peru. Photo © Oliver Forstner/123rf.

Tips for Travel Safety in Peru

Peru is generally a safe country, so travelers should not feel paranoid. But as in any other place in the world, follow commonsense rules and check out these tips from Ryan Dubé.

Inca Trail carved into the mountainside. Photo © Matyas Rehak/123rf.

Four-Day Trek on the Inca Jungle Trail

The latest route to Machu Picchu is locally known as the Inca Jungle Trail. Author Ryan Dubé shares an itinerary for making this four-day trek that includes biking, hiking, and trains.

The Miracle Springs Resort & Spa. Photo courtesy of Miracle Springs.

Best Hot Springs and Spas in Palm Springs

Several of Palm Springs’ resort and spa hotels offer day spa services such as massage and skin and body treatments. If you’re interested in the type of day spa that is more about relaxing in a pool or Jacuzzi, the nearby town of Desert Hot Springs is your best bet.

Birds circle a small rocky island topped with vegetation.

National Parks in the Dominican Republic

Revealing a growing consciousness of the country’s rich biodiversity and the need to preserve it for future generations, the Dominican Republic now oversees 18 national parks, nine natural monuments, and six scientific reserves.