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Ready To Get (or Stay) in Shape for the Holidays? Head to Peru!

We don’t mean you should sequester yourself in Peru now to avoid the high-calorie period from Thanksgiving’s feast through New Years’ chips-and-dip bowl games. Or that you should head there because of some ancient, long-lost fitness regime the Incas discovered. No, we mean you should sign up now for our April 16-24 Peru Inca Trail Continue Reading →

Come Rico, Come Sano, Come Peruano

“Eat well, eat healthy, eat Peruvian” is a theme of the Mistura food festival in Peru held every year in September.  Latin America’s largest fête of the gastronomic world, la Mistura (“mixture” in English) is a cultural celebration that honors a country rich in biodiversity, sophisticated in temperament, and embracing of bold flavors and international flare. Continue Reading →

How Difficult is the Inca Trail?

The Classic Inca Trail, which takes hikers from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu in Peru, is difficult for most people. There is no denying it. To start with, most people are simply not accustomed to hiking for four days and sleeping in a tent for three nights. While the daily hiking mileages are not Continue Reading →

3 Misconceptions about Group Travel

NOTE: Though this post was originally written several years ago, the most common misconceptions certainly still ring true! Zephyr Adventures has been in the group travel business for over 15 years, so we understand that like most people who join us for the first time, you might feel a bit uneasy about the “group tour” Continue Reading →

4 Misconceptions About Hiking the Inca Trail

We conducted a “Two-Minute Survey” and asked potential travelers for their opinions about traveling to Peru.  Our intent was to not only find out how and where people were interested in traveling to in Peru but also to find out if we had the information on our Inca Trail Hiking website that people needed to make Continue Reading →

How to Make a Travel Blog

Gone are the days of projector slideshow recaps of your summer vacation.  Yet in a digital age, there’s even more to share with your friends and family!  I have been sharing my photos, videos and thoughts from my travels on my Facebook for years, but it doesn’t offer the organization or presentation I’m really looking Continue Reading →

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