Cuisine Archive

Two Top Mexican Wine Country Hotels in Northern Baja California

  California the state gets all the attention (and the crowds) when it comes to wine, but if you head south from San Diego to Valle de Guadalupe, there’s a thriving wine region there as well. We’ve just posted reviews of two Baja Norte hotels to consider if you’re touring this lesser-known wine region. It’s […]

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Off the Grounds in Puerto Vallarta

On a recent trip to check out Garza Blanca’s new Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, I found myself wanting to get out and explore all the fantastic nature around me. Despite the muggy heat, it seemed a shame to spend four days cooped up in my air conditioned room, so I strapped on my sneakers […]

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Four Perfect (Healthy) Days: Inland Belize

There are some resorts where you need to entertain yourself and plan lots of outside activities on your own to fill in all that vacation time and add structure to your trip. Some of the best luxury hotels in Belize have some great multi-day itineraries set up for you though. If you want to indulge […]

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A Virtual Tour of JW Marriott’s Convent Hotel in Cusco

The Marriott corporation’s hotels don’t exactly have a reputation for stylishness or a strong sense of place. With properties like the JW Marriott El Convento in Cusco, Peru, they’ve been trying to shake the reputation of being about as exciting as a blue banker’s suit. Their Cusco hotel, which opened in late 2012, is an […]

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Best of Both Worlds: Mantamar Beach Club in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

There are many hotel zones in Puerto Vallarta itself, then when you head north into Nayarit there are even more. Most function like secluded resort areas though, without a lot of life outside the walls. If you want to enjoy the more Mexican vibe of downtown Puerto Vallarta and stroll real streets with real bars […]

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The Best Chocolate Festivals Across Latin America

There’s a chocolate belt across the Americas and perhaps appropriately, it’s a wide belt. It stretches from Tabasco state on the Gulf Coast of Mexico—the birthplace of the bean in the B.C. era—down to Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. Just as introduced crops like bananas and coffee spread quickly across countries where the conditions were right, […]

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