2018 Inca Trail Permits Will Sell Out Early Because of New Rules

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 09/19/2017, 9:30 PM

If you were thinking of making 2018 the year you finally realize your dream trip of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you'll need to start planning right now. Normally, Peru's limited allotment of permits for the trail goes on sale early in the calendar year—and they usually sell out quickly—but for 2018 trips, they will go on sale October 1, 2017. That means you'll need to start planning fo...

New Visiting Restrictions at Machu Picchu

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 06/22/2017, 4:00 AM

Starting in July, if you want to see Machu Picchu in Peru, you're going to have to see it during either a morning or afternoon tour. Up to now, visitors were allowed to spend an entire day exploring the famed Incan citadel. But officials worried about the effects of a constant stream of tourists have imposed the new restrictions as a means of conserving the site and its one-of-a-kind a...

The Way of Wanderlust: A Delightful New Book of Travel Essays

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/13/2015, 6:45 PM

By their very definition, travel memoirs introduce readers to corners of the planet they may never get to themselves. But The Way of Wanderlust, a collection of travel essays by accomplished travel writer Don George, not only allows the audience to “mind-travel” to Pakistan, Paris and Peru (among many, many other places), it takes them on a poignant journey through the long and eventful life o...

Tourism to Machu Picchu Has Virtually Exploded in Recent Years, Despite the Refutation of Bingham's Theory About It

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 06/08/2014, 10:30 PM

In the world of travel, Machu PIcchu, the famed "Lost City of the Andes", occupies an increasingly-high position.  Currently, more than 1,000,000 tourists a year are visiting this enchanting city of the 15th century Incas.  To place that figure in perspective, consider that such outstanding destinations as Australia receive far less than 1,000,000 tourists a year.  How many other archaeologica...

Book Review: National Geographic Issues a Delightful New Coffee Table Tome

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/23/2013, 2:30 PM

Being in the right place at the right time. Some would say that’s the key to a good life, but the editors of National Geographic have a simpler formula: They think choosing the best season to travel will enhance your vacation immensely. Towards that end, they’ve issued a handsome coffee table book called Four Seasons of Travel: 400 Of The World’s Best Destinations in Winter, Spring, Su...

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