Discovering the Lost City of the Inca, Machu Picchu

Check out what happens during a summer solstice sunrise at Machu Picchu.

A harrowing bus ride, brushes with llamas, and inexplicable happenings – and even when visiting a wonder of the world, your GypsyNesters can sniff out some weird regional food!.. CONTINUE READING >> 

Check out what happens during a summer solstice sunrise at Machu Picchu.

A harrowing bus ride, brushes with llamas, and inexplicable happenings – and even when visiting a wonder of the world, your GypsyNesters can sniff out some weird regional food!.. CONTINUE READING >> 

Secrets of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception.

But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

Join us as we visit the people, the food, the culture and the spectacular natural and ancient beauty of… CONTINUE READING >> 

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception.

But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.

Join us as we visit the people, the food, the culture and the spectacular natural and ancient beauty of… CONTINUE READING >> 

How to (and how NOT to) Deal with the Altitude in Peru

I’m a sea-level gal. I don’t do well with high altitude.

At about 5,000 feet above sea level I get sleepy, at 6,000 loopy and at 7,000 I’m out cold – like I’m in a coma.

So when I found out that our trip to Peru would mean being above 11,000 feet, I panicked. We were going to some real bucket list-worthyCONTINUE READING >>

I’m a sea-level gal. I don’t do well with high altitude.

At about 5,000 feet above sea level I get sleepy, at 6,000 loopy and at 7,000 I’m out cold – like I’m in a coma.

So when I found out that our trip to Peru would mean being above 11,000 feet, I panicked. We were going to some real bucket list-worthyCONTINUE READING >>

Picture This: Riding the Expedition Train to Machu Picchu

Our days of hiking four days over rough terrain are probably behind us, so attempting The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was out. Luckily, there is another alternative.

Several trains a day run on the second highest railroad in the world, after the Qinghai–Tibet Railway…. CONTINUE READING >> 

Our days of hiking four days over rough terrain are probably behind us, so attempting The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was out. Luckily, there is another alternative.

Several trains a day run on the second highest railroad in the world, after the Qinghai–Tibet Railway…. CONTINUE READING >> 

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley was formed by the Urubamba River and has a wealth of both natural and agricultural resources.

This, and the proximity to the Inca capital of Cusco, made the region the heart of The Inca Empire and the path to Machu Picchu.

Discover the best of The Sacred Valley with us – as we get photobombed by llamas, visit a weaving cooperative, walk the mysterious Ollantaytambo ruins, drink stuff we’d never dreamed we’d drink and, of course, David the Train Nut grins through an amazing rail adventure… CONTINUE READING >>

The Sacred Valley was formed by the Urubamba River and has a wealth of both natural and agricultural resources.

This, and the proximity to the Inca capital of Cusco, made the region the heart of The Inca Empire and the path to Machu Picchu.

Discover the best of The Sacred Valley with us – as we get photobombed by llamas, visit a weaving cooperative, walk the mysterious Ollantaytambo ruins, drink stuff we’d never dreamed we’d drink and, of course, David the Train Nut grins through an amazing rail adventure… CONTINUE READING >>