Globe Guide

INFOGRAPHIC: How to plan a trip in 5 easy steps

Whether you’re dreaming of a week-long, all-inclusive vacation in Mexico or a six-month backpacking jaunt through Europe, the choices can be endless—and overwhelming. Fortunately there are some easy ways to help you decide where to go and what to see, as long as you spend a bit of effort planning ahead.

Handicrafts in the Witches Market.

La Paz, Bolivia: Witches, zebras and a Moon Valley

La Paz has been described as a city unlike any other, and the second you get a glimpse of it you’ll understand why. It basically defies logic, with hundreds of thousands of tiny homes built into the side of the huge mountains right in the middle of the city.

Cusco, Peru.

Why Cusco, Peru is worth more than a stopover visit

The Peruvian city of Cusco (or Cuzco) is perhaps most famous for being the gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. Frankly, that’s a shame, as the city wildly exceeds any expectations of simply being a place to cool your heels en route to the famed Inca Trail.

GALLERY: Bolivia

Bolivia is the great unknown, a country still very undeveloped and remote. Visitors who make the trek into the heart of it are rewarded with stunning, untouched landscapes, unique wildlife and stillness you can only find in the most desolate places.

Alberta’s best ski resorts

Canada, aka the Great White North, is famous for its world-class ski resorts nestled in stunning Rocky Mountains. Here, you can find some of the best powder, beautiful ski-in/ski-out hotels, breathtaking landscapes and fantastic dining options. The hardest part is choosing which one to go to! Here are some of the top picks:

The Sacred Valley.

GALLERY: Peru

A visit to Machu Picchu tops many bucket lists, but there is so much more to the South American country than those Incan ruins—though they are rather impressive! Peru not only boasts bustling cities like Lima, but also tiny beach towns, villages tucked into mountains, and even an entire community that lives on islands made of reeds.