Topic: Parting Shots

Custom Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Trip

Peru Travel Machu Picchu Tour

“I feel like the journey to get there made me appreciate the experience all the more,” says Lisa of her and Brittany’s hike up the Inca Trail to the famous Machu Picchu ruins this past March. During their time in Peru they found themselves exploring the Sacred Valley, sharing stories with the Amaru community, and treading

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Ecuador Travel: Macalester College Alumni Association Dynamic Group Trip

Ecuador Travel

About three months ago the Macalester College Alumni Association embarked on an incredible adventure to Ecuador. This twelve-day trip highlighted incredible Andean landscapes and fascinating indigenous cultures in mainland Ecuador and included a luxurious six-day small ship cruise around Darwin’s Galapagos Islands which are full of fascinating endemic species and beautiful volcanic landscapes.

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Galapagos Islands Travel: Land + Sea

Instead of exploring the Galapagos Islands exclusively via land or sea, Knowmad travelers Rion and Shelly’s trip is an example of incorporating both a land-based accommodation and a catamaran cruise. The two enjoyed snorkeling, spotting wildlife, relaxing on their Galapagos Safari Camp porch, and experiencing life at sea onboard the Anahi. Learn about this unique Galapagos Islands trip here.

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2014 Annual South America Travel Photography Contest Results

Peru South America Travel Photography

Our 2014 Annual South America Travel Photography Contest results are in! Travelers captured moments from all over South America including photos from Patagonia, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, the Peruvian Amazon, the cloud forest in Ecuador, and more. With all of the incredible entries it was tough to pick our favorites. See our

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