Cuisine Archive

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 [...]

All-inclusive Luxury in Cancun at Secrets The Vine

Secrets The Vine in the Cancun hotel zone is a welcome, adults-only resort that really manages to deliver high-end service for one set price. Yeah, we know: you hear the phrase “all-inclusive” and you picture annoying wrist bands, buffet restaurants, keeping track of towels, and ponying up extra money for internet access. The Secrets chain [...]

Luxury Yucatan Travel and Unique Experiences in Mexico

What separates a luxury travel tour from one that’s just average? It’s not about the equipment or the van or the hotel you return to at night. As Catherwood Travels knows, it’s more about attentive service and giving you unique experiences that nobody else can match. Any company that came along and tried to duplicate [...]