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Puebla Cooking Class at Mesones Sacristia Boutique Hotel

There are several cities in Mexico that are known for their food and Puebla is one of them. This city a bit to the west of the capital is included on any good culinary tour and is the land of the famous mole poblano. The word “poblano” refers to a type of pepper, but it [...]

Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense [...]

A Tour of the Beaches of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa

Last week I returned to Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa on the Pacific Coast of Mexico for the third time. I’m always glad to get back there. The views are stunning, the beaches nice, and the place never seems too crowded or congested. I brought my family along and we kicked it off right with a stay [...]

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, [...]

Sipping 18- and 25-year Flor de Caña in the Rum Room

A while back I reviewed the 12-year Flor de Caña rum, which is one of the easiest premium bottles to find at the luxury hotels and resorts we often cover in Luxury Latin America. When I stayed at fabulous Mukul Resort earlier this year, however, at the top of my list after the sun went [...]