Don’t try to pack too much into your itinerary. The unexpected moments are often the most memorable ones!
Be curious, and don’t be afraid to try new things, whether it’s an adventure sport you’ve never tried or a local dance you’re seeing for the first time! It just might be the highlight of your trip.
That goes for food too...especially in Peru! Be sure to check out a local market to see an incredible variety of exotic fruits you may have never heard of before. Some of my favorites: Lucuma (in desserts), Chirimoya (as is), Aguaymanto (the perfect snack), or Maracuya (in juices/cocktails). As for traditional dishes - Causa, Anticuchos, Aji de Gallina, Tiradito, Nikkei style sushi, Chupe de Camarones, Empanadas, Pulpo al Olivo...the list goes on!
If you can, take a break from your phone and wifi and just soak in your surroundings instead. Strike up a conversation with locals for recommendations rather than searching online. Capture the moment in your memory rather than immediately snapping a picture. Keep your head up and your eyes open, and you’ll soon realize that time seems to slow down when you go unplugged…and that’s a great thing when you’re on vacation!