Caitlin Sammons









I Kinda Wish I Was an Inca: Sacred Valley + Inca Ruins

Last weekend I was able to visit the Inca Ruins and the Sacred Valley which is between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Most of the farming in Peru is done here because it’s very lush and green. Naively, I came to Peru thinking that Machu Picchu was the one and only big Inca ruin and that […]

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Guide to Cusco (+ Some Inca Things)

I’ve been in Cusco for one week and I love it here! The town is so cute and there are so many things to do. It’s really beautiful here. The Plaza des Armas is gorgeous and the streets are all cobblestone. I was really surprised by the weather though! Cusco is at 11,200 feet elevation […]

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Ninos Hotel: Where I’m Staying + Why I’m Obsessed with It

I arrived safely in Cusco on Monday morning after flying through the Andes from Arequipa. It’s only an hour flight so the plane stays nice and close to the mountain peaks! It was actually really pretty. I was picked up at the airport by the Ninos Hotel – where I am renting an apartment for […]

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Things I Will Miss (And Not Miss) About Arequipa, Peru


It’s hard to believe it’s already been over a month since I left Chicago. I move on to Cusco tomorrow morning and after calling Arequipa home for the past 5 weeks, there are some things I will miss (and a few I won’t). Things I Will Miss About Arequipa: BK’s Ice Cream Stand     […]

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Highlights of Lake Titicaca

A few days ago, I was able to jet over to Lake Titicaca. And by jet, I mean take a Peruvian bus – which was not a highlight. On the overnight ride to the lake, I was lucky enough to get a seat next to a broken window. Sleeping on a bus with the cool […]

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