16 Things to Know Before Traveling to Peru

I traveled to Peru in the beginning of February this past year. This was my first time in South America, so I had no idea what to expect. I traveled to Cusco for 7 days and to Lima for 3 days, which I believe was the perfect amount of time. Here are some things I believe everyone should be aware of before traveling to Peru. (This post mainly applies to the cities, Cusco and Lima).

1. Make sure you go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lima, Machu Picchu, Inca trail to Machu Picchu, Plaza de Armas, Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), Sacsayhuaman, and the Inca Museum.

11 Ways to Travel on a Tight Budget

The number one reason people usually refrain from traveling is based on financial reasons. Traveling can be expensive, but there are always ways to get around it (just don’t expect to be staying in any five star hotels). Don’t let money and five star hotels get in the way of you exploring the world. Here are ways to travel (short-term and long- term) while you are on a budget!

via saveup.com

10 Places to go to for Memorial Day Weekend

If you still haven’t planned your weekend getaway, these are some fun and affordable places to consider.

11 Things to know before traveling to Istanbul, Turkey

I recently traveled to Turkey for one week and I had an amazing time due to the blossoming culture and friendly people. This was my first time traveling to Turkey and I opted out of getting a tour guide, so I could explore on my own.

Make sure you always do your research before traveling anywhere. Yes, it is a vacation, but part of enjoying that vacation is having a plan of what you will dedicate your plans to each day. Since I didn’t know much about Istanbul before going, I am going to list 11 things you should know before going.

How a Travel App Brought Me Closer to Mom

My mom isn’t the most tech-savvy person I know nor does she have the best sense of direction, but she does love her iPhone. I’m beginning to think she loves it more than she loves me. Certainly there isn’t a son-replacing app out there…right?

I had the opportunity to beta test the app, ScoutAtlas, before it’s official release. At first I thought the app would only be useful for remembering where I parked but I soon realized it was more than just a simple app.

Here is a description of the app from the developer:
This app helps you save your location, keep a list of your favorite places, and share these coordinates with your friends. You could save the location of your parking spot as you exit the car. You could save the location of a small, secluded spot on the beach. You could save any location you want and with the power of Apple, find your way back to it easily. While looking at the map, you will be able to see how long it takes to get to each of your favorite places. Scout for different locations and store them in your atlas, ScoutAtlas.

So without further ado, here is my experience with ScoutAtlas and how the app brought me closer to my mom.