Making memories with people you meet, places you go, and sights you see make for a fulfilled year. The more you have, the longer your life seems to be.
Ecuador has a lot to offer: colonial cities, coastline & natural beauty. We really enjoyed returning to Ecuador and revisiting known or visiting new places.
Ingapirca is often called the most famous Inca site of Ecuador. But it is so much more. The local Cañaris take great pride in their heritage at this site.
The city and region of Cajamarca are historically very important. It was home to numerous pre-Columbian cultures, and the last Inca king was killed there by the Spaniards.
The ruins of Kuélap could be the oldest ruins of a fortified city in the Americas. A new cable car gives visitors easy access to this archaeological gem.
30Km south of Lima you find the lesser known archaeological site of Pachacamac, which covers nearly 2000 years of Peru’s history and four distinct cultures.
We took the long way from Pisco to Lima and were rewarded with an incredible scenic route through the Andes in the central highlands of Peru. [30+ photos]
Travelling overland with family visitors can be logistically difficult. Here’s how we managed it with my sister and her husband, Bron & Bob, for 3 weeks in Peru.