PLANNING FOR PERU, PASSPORT READY
With its diverse land and rich culture, Peru is the perfect country to travel. The landscape is varied: from the heights of the Andes down to the rainforest and quieter tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon. You can go hiking across mountains, swimming in the ocean, and dune buggy in the desert. Truly, there's nothing like seeing the morning fog roll over the ancient site of Machu Picchu or seeing the valley from above after hiking Huayna Picchu. Only a handful of visitors are allowed to hike this mountain daily, so it’s important to plan ahead. When is the best time to visit Peru? What are some great travel tips and packing hacks for hiking Machu Picchu? I provide you with all these helpful tips as you anxiously await to check this bucket list destination off of your list! As a Peru Specialist, I'm here to help navigate the questions and customize your journey from start to finish. As always, encouraging you to live well + travel often.
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Oceans take you to countries. Rivers take you through them!
I've had the pleasure of river cruising within Europe a few times now. From the Danube to the Rhine, the experience of River Cruising is something spectacular. Truly an amazing experience and an epic way to tour Old World Europe as you... Read more from my River Cruising Rocks story.
Ever since I was in grade school, I've dreamt about traveling to Egypt. I could always pinpoint where the country was on the giant map of Africa when I watched “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.”
I knew Egypt wasn't somewhere I wanted to travel 100% solo, and I knew that... Read more from my Travel Tips For Your First Trip To Egypt story.
I’ve has the wonderful opportunity to visit Hawaii many times, and you will find me on the Big Island every January. I've visited 6 of the 8 islands over the last 10 years. I always look forward to my travels to this beautiful destination. From the fantastic fresh food to the... Read more from my Hawaii In All It's Beauty story.
New Zealand - a truly amazing place!
Thanks Wil and Jessica for being such fantastic clients to work with. It was so fun to help plan some of your honeymoon in New Zealand. What an epic place to make some amazing memories together! Thanks again for letting Live Well Travel be part of the journey!
Truly was the best trip of our lives!
It was WONDERFUL helping you two plan your exciting and well deserved anniversary getaway! Thanks for putting your trust in Live Well Travel to help throughout your fun journey!
Two great and worry-free weeks in Italy.
Thanks so much for helping me be part of the planning process! It was so much fun working with you!!!
Never Booking A Trip Without Amanda Ever Again!
It was so much fun to help customize your recent trip. I am grateful I could be a part of creating a memorable trip for you both, especially since it was around both of your birthdays! Thanks for trusting me to plan and create a fun itinerary for you. I can't wait to help with your next adventure!
Amanda is your gal for traveling to Hawaii !
Mahalo for your review and so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you and your family to plan a stress free Hawaiian getaway! You truly packed so much in...from surfing lessons to helicopter rides to catamaran sails, you soaked up every minute of your time in tropical paradise. Always so thankful to help you with your travels!
It was truly a pleasure to help you plan your trip to Spain. I'm always so grateful to help other couples create lasting memories together. You two were so fun to work with and I'm excited to help in whatever way you need as you dream about your next vacation!
The exact trip we were looking for!
It was so fantastic to connect and work with you both on your fun trip to Jamaica! Nothing makes me more happy than to hear great feedback about a wonderful stress free trip! Excited to connect with and help plan another getaway in your future!
No Stress Express to Mexico
What incredible memories you all have to share as a family! I am glad I could be a part of making this trip happen for all of you. Thanks again for trusting me with your custom Mexico getaway!
The Royalton at Negril was awesome!
Thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic time in Jamaica! Travel planning is truly about helping to take the stress and worry off of your plate, and helping to recommend the best places that work for your personalized needs. Thank you for trusting Live Well Travel to assist with your travels! Can't wait to do it again soon!
Beautiful New Zealand!
New Zealand is truly magical and it was such a joy helping to plan such a unique itinerary for you guys!
Travel Agent by Your Side
I cannot wait for you and your family to experience Ireland and Scotland. While covid may have put a pause on your getaway for a bit, when the timing is right to travel again, we will partner together to make it one amazing journey for everyone!
Amanda Enhanced our Travels to the Maximum!
Patsy, thank you for your trust in allowing me to help in the planning of your trip to Africa. It was a once in a lifetime experience for all of you and I'm thankful that you and your friends were able to experience such a fantastic journey together before the chaos of the pandemic hit. When this travel pause lifts, looking forward to help you in the planning of future getaways!
It was so incredible to help you both plan such a wonderful honeymoon. Knowing that you are excited to go back and want to bring other friends with you is even more exciting. Glad Live Well Travel could help in making it stress free and enjoyable! Congratulations again on your beautiful honeymoon and cheers to many more wonderful years together!
Magical Rest and Relaxation Trip!
Thank you Kala for sharing your kind words and wonderful review. I'm beyond happy that I was able to help you plan your well needed rest and relaxation trip. Solo travel planning is so much fun for me as I'm a huge solo traveler myself. To help others plan their solo trips and make it as stress free as possible is what I always strive for! I'm glad you enjoyed your peaceful getaway! Can't wait to help with your future travels!
Great Trip and visit to Sweden
Mike and Heidi, thank you for reaching out to Live Well Travel to help in planning your European adventure travel. From visiting family and friends in Germany to exploring Sweden and much more, you truly had a fun filled couple weeks in Europe. Truly so happy to have been part of the planning in some small way, and am excited to help you with future travels too!
Best vacation Ever--Thank-you Amanda!!
Thanks for your kind review Ardie. I LOVE planning solo travel for fantastic women and you are truly one of a kind. Truly a joy to be part of the planning process for your time in Cabo. Cheers to many more amazing adventure ahead!
Travel Made Easy!
It was such a joy helping plan your family's getaway to some sun and fun! You work so very hard, and it's nice to be rewarded with relaxation and quality time with the entire family! Can't wait to partner together on your next destination!
Had one FANTASTIC trip.
It was so much fun helping you all plan your Costa Rica vacation! It's such a beautiful destination with so much to explore, and I was truly honored to help plan it from start to finish! Pura Vida friends!
Best trip to Mexico EVER!!
Jules, I'm beyond happy that you were able to make your birthday celebration happen! Despite dealing with the hurdles of postponements and delays with covid, we worked through it all together to make it happen. Your pictures, stories and memories will remain with you for years to come, and I'm beyond grateful that you chose me to help throughout your journey! Cheers to more exciting adventures ahead!
Stress-free Mexico Vacation with the Babies
It was so much fun to partner together with you to find the perfect fit for your family's getaway that suited the interests of both the parents and the children. Looking forward to helping you plan future adventures and thanks for sharing your review!
Fantastic trip of a lifetime
Thank you Erickson's for leaving your nice review of Live Well Travel. As you know, I've visited Hawaii several times and it holds a special place in my heart. Truly grateful to have helped to plan some memorable excursions including your snorkel sail, your visit to Pearl Harbor, and your wonderful time at one of my favorite Luau's in Maui. Thank you for sharing so many amazing videos and pictures throughout your adventures. Mahalo and cheers to many more travels in the future!
This trip was fabulous!!! Worry free!!
Thank you Linda and EJ for your kind review. Helping you plan your special 50th wedding anniversary with a River Cruise was beyond amazing and I so loved hearing all your stories you shared after your cruise. Congratulations on a huge milestone 50 years of marriage. Cheers to many more and truly looking forward to helping you plan many more bucketlist travels together!
Side trip to tour Connemara
Ann, thank you for reaching out to Live Well Travel to be a part of planning such a fantastic getaway for the entire family (20 people). From the adults to the teenagers and infants, everyone had a great time and the pictures you shared reflected those wonderful memories. Thanks for dropping a review!
Perfect mix of adventure and relaxation :-)
It was so fun to help plan and follow your Hawaii adventures! Truly a joy to be part of the planning, and am excited for your upcoming travels too!
Bucket List Trip To Peru-EPIC Trip To Remember!
Amanda stayed in touch with us from start to finish. She thought of everything, including a surprise gift for us upon our arrival in Cusco-after a long day of flying. Our trip was customized to everything we had envisioned. She planned excursions for us based on our interests and we loved all of them. From our mountain climbing zip line adventure to our trek up Huayna Picchu-it was priceless.
Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer! I highly recommend reaching out to Amanda. We are currently working with Amanda on our upcoming trip to Ireland!
You guys were so fun to work with! And to see your bucket list adventures come to life was nothing short of amazing. I loved hearing about your hike in Macchu Picchu and all the great foods you enjoyed along the way too. Can't wait for your European adventure next!