Travelers Share Top Moments From Trips To Peru, Canary Islands and Cartagena
By Shontel Horne
There are countless moments worth savoring when travelers explore a foreign destination for the first time, but there are also those specific moments that stand out and come to represent how you remember a destination long after you return home. From tasting volcanic wines to cruising Rosario Islands with friends, some of our favorite travelers share their most memorable experiences during trips to the Canary Islands, Peru and Colombia.
Shuneca on visiting the Canary Islands: Wine tasting in the volcanic vineyards of Lanzarote was amazing. The Canary Islands are home to more than 50 vineyards and among them are some of the oldest in Europe. The grapes grow on their own ancient roots out of the volcanic ash and lava. It’s all incredible to see and the wine varieties are delicious. This was a unique vineyard experience and I loved it.
Gabby on visiting Peru: The last few days of my trip were spent in Lima. We went to a local place called La Peña del Carajo. I tried local foods, drinks, saw traditional Peruvian and Afro-Peruvian performances and even won an Afro-Peruvian dance contest! I enjoyed seeing the mix of cultural influences from the natives, Spaniards and African slaves.
Alexander-Julian on visiting Cartagena: Nothing is more memorable than renting a boat cruiser with 14 of my closest friends and raging through Rosario Islands listening to Narcos by Migos while drinking tons and tons of Colombian Rum. But in the spirit of duality, I’d love to provide an equally fun and more educational/cultured memory. We had an amazing dinner with these two chefs that operate under the name Proyecto Caribe, where they prepared a 9-course dinner in the comfort in our kitchen and taught us about the history/origin of every ingredient hungrily scarfed down.