Cusco is the city that takes your breath away–literally. At over 11,000 feet,the elevation takes some getting used to but most people don’t stick around for more than 24 hours on route to Machu Picchu. I based myself out of Cusco for three of my five nights and it was a beautiful city. Tucked away in the Andes mountains with charming colonial architecture, it’s no wonder UNESCO named the city a World Heritage Site. The flight…

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If you’re heading to Machu Picchu to knock a World Wonder off your bucket list, you can’t leave without seeing some of the amazing sites in the surrounding Sacred Valley. RELATED POST: VISIT MACHU PICCHU IN ONE DAY (AND NIGHT) Getting to the Sacred Valley If you have a rental car, you can easily drive and access the sites below. Roads in Peru are windy, but generally isolated once you leave Cusco so take your time and you…

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Can you do Machu Picchu in one day? Of course you can! I saw Machu Picchu and the surrounding Sacred Valley in just 5 days, so it is doable. Granted, if you want to hike the Inca Trail, you’ll need that time alone just for your camping expedition. But you can get the full experience of the site without roughing it for days beforehand to get there, and here’s how! Getting to Aguas Calientes The first thing you…

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Are you a James Bond fan? If so, you may recognize the Arecibo Observatory from the GoldenEye film, when Pierce Brosnan kills a defected agent and becomes 007 for the first time. Located in the remote hills of Arecibo, the Observatory holds the world’s largest single dish radio-telescope, used for everything from studying asteroids to communicating with aliens. Not just iconic, this telescope has become influential to the Puerto Rican people. It boasts an accompanying…

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Once you’re finished at the Dalí Theatre/Museum, Cadaqués is less than an hour away and well worth the visit. In fact, this place is so stunning that I was originally going to write just one Discover Dalí post, but Cadaqués is gorgeous enough to warrant its own discussion. How to Get to Cadaqués To get to Cadaqués, you have to go through winding mountain roads. Take your time; there is no rush.The easiest way to…

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