The Cathedral of Santo Domingo in Cusco.

Cusco, Peru: Breathe In, Breathe Out

Perched 11,000 feet up in the Andes, Cusco took my breath away — quite literally. I’d heard tales of how captivating Cusco is, and the stories resonated. Tucked amidst dramatic mountain peaks, Cusco’s red tile roofs, cobbled streets and colonial architecture leave most travelers smitten — I was no exception.

The agricultural terraces of Moray.

Peru’s Sacred Valley: On the Road to Machu Picchu

Look past the obvious, the big glittery jewel of a destination. Tucked into the cracks, the side roads, the small towns nearby lie the less conspicuous gems. They will be your small joys.

Machu Picchu with Wayna Picchu in the background.

Machu Picchu, Peru: Into the (Crowded) Mystic

Wanna know a little secret? Machu Picchu is positively TEEMING with tourists. Here’s what to know to avoid the crowds and make the most of your bucket-list trip to the iconic ruins.

Parque del Amor

Inside the Belly of a Dead Whale: A Peek at Lima, Peru

When a city is described as similar to being “inside the belly of a dead whale,” I’m intrigued. Such was Lima.

A plate of ceviche mixto at Canta Rana in Lima's Barranco district.

How to Eat Your Way Through Lima, Peru Like a Boss

See my collection of standouts — restaurants, markets, food and drink — from Lima, Peru. Git in mah belly!