Our Blog

Sneak a peek at what goes on behind the scenes and what moves us. In Katy’s case, it’s mostly discovering new places to enjoy Peru’s gastronomy. For Steve, it’s a handy place to keep track of our ever-growing swag of awards. Sometimes our guests share their experiences. Sometimes it’s updates on our trips, our personal travels, and our growing families. It’s random and personal - like us!

Lonely Planet Peru 2013

We're delighted to announce that Aspiring Adventures has been recommended in the latest edition of the Lonely Planet Peru guidebook (2013)!

posted by Steve Wilson

Best things to do in Lima, Peru

It’s just about inevitable you’ll pass through Lima during your Peru vacation, but many people keep their stay brief. I can totally understand why – Lima is intimidatingly huge, badly polluted, has a grey sky almost year round, and very few well-known attractions, so it’s not known as a touristic city – though it is certainly gaining recognition as a gastronomic hotbed.

posted by Katy Shorthouse

So, what's it like living in Peru?

I can’t tell you how often people in Australia ask me this. It’s not an easy question to answer. I have been meaning to write a blog to try and answer this question for some time, and have decided the easiest way to tackle it is by breaking it down into obvious questions and interviewing myself – so here goes!

posted by Katy Shorthouse

7 things that kinda suck about Peru...

Well, I can't be upbeat all the time! After almost a decade living in Cusco, here's a list of things that are bad about Peru.

posted by Katy Shorthouse

Peru's annual Mistura Food Festival

Held annually since 2008, Mistura is now the largest food festival in Latin America. It is a feast of colours, flavours and diversity, a celebration of the land’s treasures and of the farmers who every day work in the field to feed us and make the delicious Peruvian food possible.

posted by Steve Wilson

Top 10 things to do in Cusco (that they won’t tell you about in the guidebooks!)

Got some spare time in Cusco and aren't sure what to do with yourself? Never fear! Here's Katy's top 10 list of awesome things to do in Cusco that don't feature in the guidebooks (yet!). And the best part? They're all cheap or free!

posted by Katy Shorthouse

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