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  • The road less traveled to Machu Picchu

    The road less traveled to Machu Picchu
    Our first view of Machu Picchu was from across a cloud-covered valley. My daughter Betsy and I had hiked three hours in air so thick that you could cut it with a machete. We were exploring the partially restored Inca ruins of Llactapata with our companions on a seven-day trek to Machu Picchu via the less traveled Salkantay Route. Just as we reached the ruins, the mist lifted and afforded us a magical view of the mystical Inca city. It was the high point in a trip full of spectacular vistas, all-terrain hiking, high-carbohydrate food and spirited companionship.
  • Is Machu Picchu reaching its peak?

    Is Machu Picchu reaching its peak?
    At the top of the mountain, where an attendant will take your $46 ticket, foot traffic is steady and cellphone reception is excellent. At the bottom of the same mountain, the town teems with pizzerias, tourists chatter in half a dozen languages and a...

    Cuzco, Peru, travel information

    THE BEST WAY TO CUZCO From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Cuzco is offered on LAN, Aeromexico, American, United, Delta and Copa. Restricted round-trip fares, including taxes and fees, are $766-$786. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below...

    In Peru's Colca Valley, a birdwatcher's paradise

    In Peru's Colca Valley, a birdwatcher's paradise
    Some people head to Peru to climb Incan ruins; some go to sip pisco sours. Me, I went for the birds. The very big birds. Peru contains a staggering 10% of the world's avian population, and the Colca Valley — a stunning slice of earth notched into...

    Florida Cruise Guide: Holland America ms Rotterdam ship itinerary

    This itinerary was last updated Sept. 30, 2009. For more Holland America ms Rotterdam cruises click here. 19-Day Panama Canal Holiday Cruise 2009 Departure Date: Dec. 16 Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Mayaguez,...