Samantha, a recent college graduate, built this trip to Peru on TravelMuse for her family because it will be their last family vacation together before she enters the workforce. Congrats, Samantha and have an incredible time in Peru!
Why are you taking this Trip?
I recently graduated from college, and I’m helping my family plan a “last family vacation” before I start my full-time job in the fall and my vacation time becomes limited. My dad is a travelaholic (I caught the travel bug from him), so we have been looking to travel to a place he’s never been before, which is no small feat. And although he traveled to Peru 10 years ago, he was turned away from Machu Picchu due to bad weather and dangerous mudslides. He’s been looking for an opportunity to go back ever since.
What are you most excited about seeing/doing?
We are all beyond excited for Machu Picchu. My father is particularly excited to see the Nazca lines from the window of a plane, and I’m looking forward to shopping for Alpaca scarves and Peruvian handicrafts in the markets. And since we’re all big foodies, we’re also looking forward to exploring Lima, the culinary capital of Peru (and some say of Latin America!).
Any other interesting facts/ considerations about the trip?
Researching and planning for trips is one of my most favorite parts of traveling. Planning this Peru trip on TravelMuse made it so easy to organize all my millions of bookmarks, as well as to share my trip ideas with my family. We are all interested in seeing and doing different things, so it has been a challenge to fit enough activities that appeal to everyone in the span of a nine-day trip. Since it’s such a short trip, we can’t possibly see everything and have to make some compromises, but we’ve jam-packed the schedule to get the most out of our family vacation. And if we really love Peru, we’ll come back!
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