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Hiking to Machu Picchu? Here's why you should choose the Salkantay Trek over the Inca Trail

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Hiking to Machu Picchu? Here's why you should choose the Salkantay Trek over the Inca Trail

Okay, before we make enemies (more than we already did with our article taking a massive sh*t on the Blue Lagoon), let me start off by saying that if you already did the Inca Trail or are thinking of doing the Inca Trail, we still think you're a total badass. From what we've heard and read, the Inca Trail is ridiculously challenging, unbelievably beautiful, and full of Inca history. What's not to love? 

For me, however, I went to South America without much of an itinerary. I also forgot my giant briefcase of bottomless cash, so the Salkantay Trek was a much more practical choice given my circumstances.

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Thinking of splurging on a tour in the Galapagos? Make it Kicker Rock

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Thinking of splurging on a tour in the Galapagos? Make it Kicker Rock

If you're thinking about going to the Galapagos and not burning through your wallet, San Cristobal is your best bet. There's plenty of free things to do here like swimming with marine iguanas at Loberia Beach and checking out the Interpretation Center, which also has a killer snorkeling spot nearby. Food isn't too expensive if you eat at Lucky's every day, and drinking Club every night rather than wine will save you a buck or two. 

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