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Inca Trail Machu Picchu
In Machu Picchu/ Peru

Movies to Watch Before Visiting Machu Picchu

April 26, 2016

If there ever were a road trip of the lifetime, it would be this one. Based on Ernesto (Che) Guevara's memoir of the same name, the movie recounts the quintessential road trip that every wandering traveler (myself included) dreams of having. Though we know what eventually happens with Che, politics aside, the movie's focus is on the adventure. I envied that scenery from start to finish.…

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In Machu Picchu/ Peru

How to Survive the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 9 Steps

April 16, 2016

To those vaguely familiar, the Inca Trail is 26 miles (43 kilometers) of rocks and stairs that connect several archaeological sites (i.e., ruins, settlements) that eventually lead to the city that was never actually lost. The entire 26-mile journey requires four days of hiking and three nights of camping. Completing this trek is fresh in my memory, so I thought — no better than to write down…

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Racetrack Valley
In California/ Death Valley National Park

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Racetrack Valley

March 7, 2016

Despite the name, Racetrack Valley sees far less action in Death Valley National Park because it’s so far remote. While it's only ~90 miles from Furnace Creek, 27 miles require driving down Racetrack Valley Road - a rough, washboard, off-road-only ordeal that makes visiting kind of tricky. However, that’s not the half of it. You need to drive a little further if you want to see those…

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