Travel life Archive

To Tequila in Style on the Jose Cuervo Express

There are two train companies running round trips out to the countryside where tequila is made. The Jose Cuervo Express one is more luxurious and goes to the namesake town itself, where you tour the famous distillery. This past holiday season I spent a week driving a rental car from Alamo around the state of […]

A Crash Course in Fine Guatemalan Rum

Ask a dozen  rum connoisseurs what the “best rum in the world” is and you’ll probably get at least half a dozen different answers. You might just find one name edging out the others though and it’s not from anywhere in the Caribbean. Ron Zacapa from Guatemala gets tagged with the title a lot. I’ll […]

The Best Restaurants in Guanajuato, Take 2

Our original rundown of the best restaurants in Guanajuato is from 2011, so while they’re all still open, others have come along that are better or more memorable, so it’s time for an update. Also, though Guanajuato City probably receives 98 Mexican tourists for every 2 foreign ones, the local population is getting steadily wealthier […]

All the Ways to Get to Machu Picchu

The citadel that has launched a million selfies—Machu Picchu—is one of the wonders of the world and South America’s best-known tourist attraction. Part of the appeal is its isolation. When you can just drive up to a place, snap a photo, and drive away, it doesn’t seem as special. Or when it’s surrounded by the […]

Vira Vira Hacienda With a View in Chile

Quite a few gorgeous Patagonian retreats have been opening recently and Chile has see quite a few notable new intimate luxury hotels coming onto the scene. The latest to debut (opened in October 2014) is Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, located in a beautiful area near Pucon. The scenery is the star here, with stunning views […]

Adventure & Travel Trends in Latin America

Your editor for this publication has been on the conference circuit lately, listening to a lot of presentations on what’s new and trending in the worlds of luxury travel and adventure travel. One big trend is, those two are converging like never before. More luxury travelers are mixing in adventure activities and wanting to stay […]