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Taking the Machu Picchu Express

View from Peru Rail

Short on vacation time, the Brawny Sherpa and I opt for a quick trip to Peru. Sure, we’d love to languish in the countryside for a couple of weeks, learn all there is to learn in Lima, gain clarity with…

Long Weekend in Machu Picchu: Getting There

Residents of Pisac, Peru

To Peru and Back in Less than Five Days We step out of the Cusco airport—not named anything with the word Cusco in it—and walk into a National Geographic story. The short, old women with the skirts, the knee-length stockings,…

Machu Picchu for Tea Time

Set back by the mid-January wind chill and an ick-disease variation of the flu, I turn to Mark Adams’s Turn Right at Machu Picchu to carry me away far from the sniffles and Nyquil-charged fog. I am already enthused by…

Practical Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

What You Need to Know before Heading to Peru The weather at Machu Picchu is temperamental: cloudy one minute, sunny the next. How to cope? Layer your clothing. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini Fresh from a long weekend spent ascending Machu…

Visiting Vegas Now

The iconic marquees of the Las Vegas Strip and throughout the Las Vegas Valley are displaying a message of strength, unity, and gratitude in support of the destination. The digital signs on hotels and attractions included an image of the Las Vegas Strip and the words, “We’ve been there for you during the good times. Thank you for being there for us now. #VegasStrong.” The tribute started Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and was scheduled to run for the next 24 hours. Photo credit: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Helping a City Overcome a Tragedy with Tourist Dollars I love Las Vegas for a thousand campy reasons—the lights, the glitz, the music of the Sex and the City slot machine. I love the show girls posing for photos on…