South America

Peru

A High Case of the Bends

A High Case of the Bends

George Watson was on an exploratory scuba dive in a remote lake in the Peruvian Andes when everything that could go wrong suddenly did

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

A year ago, Brandon and LeAnn Morris decided to quit their jobs in Seattle and hit the road. Not an uncommon premise for anyone that follows any adventurous Instagram accounts, but they actually did it. Six months of passport stamps from Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, and the list goes on. Through all of their adventures, Peru emerged as one of the couple’s favorites and particularly the Ausangate trek, which led them to the striated Vinicunca Mountains and eventually their next job. The duo has since started the travel business FlashpackerConnect, which leads trips out of Cusco, with the rainbow mountains being their featured trip. Five days of high altitude trekking and you are rewarded with this view. Here, a preview of what you might see along this relatively undiscovered trail.

Fastest to the Atlantic Wins

Fastest to the Atlantic Wins

The discovery of a potential new source of the Amazon River sparked a good old-fashioned explorers’ race to be the first to run it