Cuisine Archive

New Andaz Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Andaz brand from Hyatt is meant to be luxury with a playfulness, upscale but fun, well-equipped but laid-back. Their foray into Latin America is a good start, with the new Andaz Papagayo Peninsula Resort in northern Costa Rica getting high marks from our reviewer who was just there. The Papagayo Peninsula is an upscale [...]

Narbona: a Rustic, Intimate Wine Lodge in Uruguay

Yes, we’ve been featuring a lot of wine lodges lately. Can you tell this has become a big trend? Get ready for more new openings on the way, but sometimes we like to make sure a place is getting raves from picky travelers before we feature it. That’s the case with 5-room Narbona in Carmelo, [...]

Touring San Miguel de Allende and Beyond With Coyote Canyon Adventures

The typical visitor to San Miguel de Allende checks out the few sights, does some shopping, strolls the pretty streets, and eats well. On this trip I wanted to do more, so I hooked up with Coyote Canyon Adventures to go beyond the norm. People tend to have very polarized views of San Miguel de [...]

New Vines of Mendoza Luxury Wine Lodge in Argentina

A few years back I did a popular post on the best wine lodges around Mendoza and it was a pretty short list. I need to update it. After a few years of big announcements and building, we’ve got a lot of new things to talk about in Argentina. The long-awaited Vines of Mendoza is [...]

Pelican Eyes Resort – and a Ride on Their Yacht

We’ve just updated our review of Pelican Eyes Resort in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This is a hillside hotel with heavenly views, a collection of little houses, two restaurants, and a few swimming pools looking down on the glorious bay. There are a lot of great reasons to stay here, which I’ll get to [...]