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Health Experts Recommend Standing Up At Desk, Leaving Office, Never Coming Back

ROCHESTER, MN—In an effort to help working individuals improve their fitness and well-being, experts at the Mayo Clinic issued a new set of health …

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Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

10 signs this is your first backpacking trip

The first week you feel so proud of yourself for miraculously managing to fit 90% of your house into your bag, and you feel bad for those deprived …

Distractify

Like most people, you've probably struggled with feeling like an occasional failure at work. Everyone makes mistakes and setbacks are inevitable, but …

15 F*cking Brilliant Hiking Hacks You Need To Try ASAP

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24 signs you lived in Arequipa...

There are countless reasons the White City is a charming, fascinating and downright quirky place to live. So we compiled a list of 24 of our …

Beyond Machu Picchu: Exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas

7<p>79<p>5<p>Shares 91<p>Once the center of the Inca Empire, the town of Cuzco is an essential destination for anyone traveling to Peru. It’s stunning mountain …

Free Things to Do in Lima

With its ancient adobe pyramids, oceanfront parks, and colonial architecture, Peru's sprawling capital of nine million can keep thrifty travelers busy for days.<p><b>Attractions</b><p>Kick things off with a visit to the stately <b>Plaza Mayor</b>, also known as Plaza de Armas, the city’s main square, which dates from …

A 22-year-old took a 5-month trip through Southeast Asia without planning a thing

It was the start of Budnick's five-month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia, and he didn't know where he was going.<p>Budnick, who was 22 at the time, hadn't really planned his trip. He graduated from Syracuse University in May 2014, and in October was offered a job with Microsoft in Seattle, but …

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19 reasons you should probably up and move to Lima, Peru

1. It’s got some of the world’s finest dining — at affordable prices.<p>Lima regularly has several restaurants ranked in the global top 100, and you …

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Arequipa, Peru

In this new series, guest posters will tell you why you should travel to South America now. Here's our first contribution on why you should visit …

First 24 hours in Cusco, Peru

Cusco is breathtaking in every sense – from its impressive colonial architecture and Inca temples to its lofty altitude. Lyn Hughes helps you …

Just Back: Cusco, Peru

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a journey through Peru, a trip she has been lucky enough to have done many times before, including a …

South America

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How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Peru’s other lost city

Larger than Machu Picchu and far less known, Choquequirao still makes you feel as though you’re practically the first to arrive.<p>The trek to the lost Incan city of Choquequirao is one of the most difficult in Peru. From the town of Cachora, located 161km west of Cusco, it’s an 18km walk to Capuliyoc …

Why You Should Retire In Sunny Ecuador

We've all heard stories about people retiring and moving to some far-flung place in a tropical paradise for pennies. But are there really places where people can live the good life for less than half of what it would cost in the US? Is it really possible? And, even if it was cheap, what would the …

Top Six Alternate Routes to Machu Picchu

Looking for an off-the-beaten-path route to Machu Picchu? Check out this list of the top six alternative routes to the Inca masterpiece.<p>There’s nothing like the satisfaction of approaching Machu Picchu on one’s own two feet, which is why the classic Inca Trail hike has become so popular in recent …

South America

When was the last time you traveled somewhere entirely unknown to you?

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This Man's Epic Worldwide Selfies Will Inspire You To Travel

Thirty-six countries, 600 days, one awesome video.<p>For more on Alex's travels, check out The Modern Motorcycle Diaries.

Tips For Traveling Solo Through South America

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The Church of Santo Domingo was built upon the ruins of the Koricancha, the #Inca Temple of the Sun. #Peru Photo by @jeffmauritzen http://bit.ly/1j8VgyC

MEGALITHIC ORIGINS: Ancient connections between Göbekli Tepe and Peru

Books by Hugh Newman<p>Earth Grids<p>US - UK - CA<p>JP - DE - ES - FR - IT<p>Megalithic Origins: Clues Carved in Stone by the Ancient Global Elite [DVD]<p>Amazon …

Impress your friends with these cool geography superlatives

THIS VIDEO HAS provided me with enough fodder to get through even the driest of cocktail party conversations. From knowing which three countries make …

30 crazy camping tricks that will make your life easier

We’ve entered the age where ‘glamping’ is a thing. Glamor camping, for those who mercifully had not heard about it till now, is a type of outing …

Is the "American Dream" worth it? Why the American Dream will forever remain a nightmare: http://bit.ly/1hOSfX9