I was psyched to visit small villages, to experience the majesty of the world’s second deepest canyon, and most importantly for me: to hopefully see some Andean condors!

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Very important side note: Every time I type Taquile Island, it autocorrects to Tequila Island. Who cares if it’s only Wednesday, it’s been a rough few days and the autocorrect powers-that-be are sending me a sign, so I’m seriously debating pulling out some Jose and downing a few shots.

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Do the indigenous Uros people actually live on the floating islands or not?

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I managed to make the most of my two weeks in Peru by using the Peru Hop bus from Lima to Cusco with the “Full South” hop-on hop-off experience.

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My time in Arequipa was fraught with bad choices, aside from one decision: to stay at Casa de Avila Arequipa. Bang for my buck and cozy as anything!

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Don’t see Snatched – it’s nothing but untrue stereotypes and typical American fear mongering. Amy Schumer should be ashamed of herself.

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Hotel B is like that ridiculously on-point friend that somehow elevates your coolness quotient as well.

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My recent visit to Ecuador’s second city was tacked on before and after my Galapagos trip, and absolutely full of surprises

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In case you didn’t know, San Cristobal is the unofficial Sea Lion Capital of the World, and one of the best places in the world to hang out with the furry fellows.

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I needed a Yellow Fever Vaccine to travel to Costa Rica from Brazil, and I got it (for FREE!) at a Posto de Saude. Read how!

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