A Day Trip to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)

A day trip to Peru’s Rainbow Mountain is fast becoming one of the most popular side trips for visitors to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Is it worth the 3-hour drive from Cusco? Trail to Peak Contributor, Rhett, seems to think so.

Hiking Mt. Takao And A Visit To Shinjuku

Japan Day 8: Hiking Mt. Takao And A Visit To Shinjuku

From the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo, you only have to travel 50 minutes by train to reach the forests and hiking trails of Mt. Takao. Mt. Takao is a popular outdoor recreation area for people living around Tokyo, as it offers hiking and access to temples.

Miyajima Island, Torii Gate, Mount Misen, Japan, Kyoto

Japan Day 2: A Shinkansen Bullet Train, Miyajima Island, And Hiking Mt. Misen

For our second day in Japan, we used our JR Pass to take a shinkansen bullet train to Hiroshima and then caught a ferry to Miyajima Island. Miyajima is famous for it’s “floating” Great Torii Gate, forests, and temples. The Great Torii gate marks the entrance of the Itsukushima Shrine. We explored all of this and more on our second day in Japan.