Beyond Machu Picchu: 6 Overlooked Sites on the Inca Trail, Peru

I’ve been obsessed with the Incas since my early 20s. Maybe it’s because the Inca civilization is so enigmatic. Or perhaps because I admired how they created such an impressive culture without written language, monetary system, iron, or slaves. I’d pore over photos of Machu Picchu in glossy magazines, imagining myself standing on that precipice...

Pisa, Italy

Yes, it’s famous. In fact, it’s infamous; that inclined tower has become the symbol not just of Pisa but an iconic image of Italy itself. But Pisa proves it isn’t a one-trick pony; there is much more to the city than its tilted tower. With 91,000 people, it’s vibrant and active—further enhanced by the university students...