Cuisine Archive

Sumaq Luxury Hotel near Machu Picchu

While it’s true there is only one hotel right next to the ruins in Machu Picchu, you may decide that its small rooms and high prices are just too much to ask. Which leads you to the town of Aguas Calientes at the bottom of the mountain. We’ve long had our eye on adding a [...]

Two Good Hacienda Hotels Near Cuenca, Ecuador

There are a lot of good reasons to choose a hotel in central historic Cuenca. But I mentioned two hacienda hotels outside of town in this recent Cuenca tour story that are worth a look for a more serene experience: Caballo Campana and Uzhupud. Hacienda Caballo Campana is only 10 minutes from the city, near [...]

Exploring Culture and Chocolate in Guatemala

It’s been quite a while since we had something new to talk about in Guatemala, so I’m happy to announce the posting of a new tour story from there. One of our writers was experiencing the country with Culture Xplorers, and excellent tour company that deftly balances attentive service with close-to-the-ground experiences. This three-day Guatemala [...]

New Mendoza Wine Hotel, Entre Cielos

There are quite a few inns and B&Bs scattered around the Mendoza Wine region of Argentina, but only a few that are geared to luxury travelers who want to sip and stay in style. Now there’s a new option in the Lujan de Cuyo area thanks to the opening of Entre Cielos. That strange white [...]

Our Video Tour of Las Alcobas in Mexico City

We update our luxury hotel reviews when they’ve been up several years or some significant renovations have been unveiled. With Las Alcobas in Mexico City D.F., we visited right before it opened and hadn’t really experienced it in action. Here’s a video tour for a look of what it’s like inside. For some types of [...]