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Vacation Time: Go On a Luxury Trip to Buenos Aires

You haven’t been out of town enough lately. Take a trip on us. Skift is teaming up with DailySecret, Fathom, SheFinds, and Poncho to give away a Buenos Aires vacation prize package worth over $3,500. Enter to win a luxury trip to Buenos Aires with 3 nights at The Master at The Clubhouse Buenos Aires, a VIP welcome […]

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Austria in 6 Cakes: Poppy Seeds are Popular

Pakistan is the world’s largest producer of poppy seeds, but the Austrians are no slouches, they produce about 1,000 metric tons, annually. The technical term for that is a whole lotta poppy seeds. Poppy seeds show up all over Austria baking – dusting the top of your bread rolls, sprinkled over butter smothered dumplings, and […]

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Austria in 6 Cakes: What a Mess!

“So ein Schmarrn!” is a handy of Austrian German slang for “What a mess!” Schmarrn is also the name of dessert that’s not much more than a scrambled pancake. (Pancake is a kind of cake too, friends!) The Kaiserschmarrn got its “Kaiser” prefix because it was a favorite of Emperor Franz Josef – he of […]

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Austria in 6 Cakes: The Sachertorte Saga

The Hotel Sacher is a grand old property in Vienna’s first district. The ground floor café has marble topped tables and red upholstery and the wait-staff are attired in black with white aprons. There’s a conservatory that faces the street and in the summer time, it’s transformed into open air seating. The neighborhood is amazing; […]

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Austria in 6 (or More) Cakes: The Pistachio Problem

For reasons that are hard to track down, the Mozart Kugel – Austria’s famous Mozart Ball chocolate – is filled with pistachio marzipan. Theory: Mozart made several journeys to Italy as a young man and while there, he became fond of pistachios which were commonly used in Italian desserts. But. The pistachio has been in […]

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History of Machu Picchu

History of Machu Picchu Archaeological evidence uncovered around the site suggests that the area was first used for agricultural purposes back in 760 B.C. The war of Vilcambamba Pachacutec in 1440 established the first settlement at the site. It was called the Tahuantinsuyo Empire which was later followed by the formation of the government of Manco Capac. It is thought […]

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru Although it’s one of the most well-known archaeological wonders of the world, Machu Picchu still holds plenty of secrets and is on our shortlist of must-see destinations on a Peru trip. Add picture with a caption showing actual clients with names linking to review. Machu Picchu is an enigma, some would say […]

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6 Tips and Tricks for Hiking the Inca Trail

My flight was booked! My dream of hiking the Inca Trail, and walking through the sun gate to Machu Picchu was finally becoming a reality. But then, the reality hit me. I have never done an overnight hike before! What do I pack? How do I get into shape? Is it safe? Do I go […]

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5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Solo Travelling

Planning a little solo jaunt across the land? If this is your first time planning your virgin solo adventure, I understand completely how excited and nervous you are. I was once in your shoes. Before you slap on your backpack and march out that door, here’s a small checklist of things you might want to […]

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6 Ultimate Inca Trail Highlights

One of the most popular hikes in South America, the Inca Trail is definitely the experience of a lifetime. A centuries-old trail, it begins in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco and winds some 88 kilometers to some of the world’s most iconic ruins: Machu Picchu. Of course, the entirety of Inca Trail is absolutely […]