The 10 Greatest Treks in Peru

Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail are probably the first treks that come to mind when considering treks in Peru. However, the Peruvian Andes probably offer some of the best trekking in the entire South America. Los Huascarán 6,768 m (22,205 ft) in the Cordillera Blanca is the 4th tallest peak in the western hemisphere. Probably the most popular trek in the Cordillera Blanca is the famous Santa Cruz Trek. If your looking for something closer to Cusco the trek to Ausangate (6384m) is a great option to get a real look at the Andes. Here is a closer look at what we think might be the top ten treks in Peru.


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10 Massive Trees You Can Climb

Here is a look at some of the world’s largest trees. Some of them are so massive that you can literally drive a car through them. The Sequoias in California are by far the largest trees whereas the Redwoods also found in the same state are the tallest. Almost all of the world’s largest trees lie in temperate rain forests outside of the tropics. We also included the world’s oldest tree a Bristlecone pine in the list. Read on to see some of the world’s largest trees.


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8 Lost Cities You Can Still Visit

Forgotten cities lost to the ages of time and abandoned years ago. Some “Lost Cities” such as the lost of city of Atlantis are truly lost and have never been discovered although they are alluded to in the literature. The lost cities on this list are not truly lost, except that they have been completely abandoned for ages. Unlike some modern ghost towns which are only recently abandoned and may still be partially occupied. Read on to discover our list of forgotten cities.


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10 Most Endangered Coral Reefs

Many of the world’s coral reefs are in danger both from climate change and from over fishing and pollution. Some estimates predict that over 90% of corals will be lost in the Great Barrier Reef in the coming years and that damaged and disappearing reefs will cost the global economy over a Trillion dollars. Diving and snorkeling the reefs is a once in a lifetime experience for many but it should also be kept in mind the things we can do protect them and make sure they survive. Here is our list of the 10 most endangered reefs.


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10 Great Places for Birdwatching

You don’t have to be a dedicated birdwatcher to enjoy visiting some of these amazing destinations. All of the destinations that made our list are worth visiting just for their natural beauty and a chance to get to see some of the world’s most intact ecosystems. It’s worth reading up on each one to pick the right time to visit as some of the spots are home to migratory birds that are best viewed in specific seasons. Bird watching is fast become a popular pastime and it’s a great way to slow down and enjoy nature.


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