Forte De Sao Joao Da Barra: Algarve Boutique Hotel

Forte De Sao Joao Da Barra: Algarve Boutique Hotel

Amidst the blue sky and golden sands of Portugal’s Algarve region lies a little-known piece of history, just waiting for those fortunate enough to discover it. The star-shaped 17th-century bastion of Forte De Sao Joao Da Barra defended the coast for centuries against seafaring enemies, and now offers laid-back luxury accommodations as a boutique hotel.

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The Inca Trail

Inca Trail Packing List: What to Pack for Hiking to Machu Picchu

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. By hiking the trail, you'll get to see smaller ruin sites and follow the path Incans took…

Inca Trail Part III: The Trek

In November, during Peru's rainy spring season, I hiked the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu with my sister Holly.  We did the "classic" 4-day, 3-night version of the trek. By…

Inca Trail Part IV: Machu Picchu

Located in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the ruins of a 15th-century Inca city.  The Incas built it around 1450, at the height of their empire, but abandoned it…

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