Travel life Archive

Oaxaca City’s Cuisine, Crafts, and Zapotec History

Our latest travel tour feature from Mexico focuses on the fascinating city of Oaxaca. It takes all the elements of a historic colonial city, with its grand churches and plazas, but that’s just the starting point. You’ve got impressive ruins just outside of town, craft villages dotted around like orbiting planets, and craft mezcal distilleries [...]

Getting to La Selva Jungle Lodge in Ecuador

By design, a jungle lodge is going to be remote. If you’re really going to be out where the wildlife is, you’re not going to be able to just hop in a taxi and be there ten minutes later. The ones in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador require less of an arduous trek than many [...]

Global Traveler’s Readers’ Picks for Latin America

Like most travel magazines out there, Global Traveler conducts a readers’ poll each year asking for opinions on who is doing the best job in the airline and hospitality industries. The readership there is high-level executives who frequently travel the world on business, tacking on a few days before or after to have some fun. [...]

Yemaya Upscale Yoga Retreat on Little Corn Island

When we arrived at Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Nicaragua’s Little Corn Island, it reminded me of my younger backpacker days roaming around the islands of Thailand and Indonesia. An unspoiled coast with natural beaches, little cottages tucked away behind the coconut palms. No big resort complex with sprawling concrete structures, just some unobtrusive [...]

Renting a Car in Mexico

Renting a vehicle and driving yourself is a bad idea in many Mexican cities, but it’s a great idea if you want to go exploring a region on your own schedule, away from the congestion on the open road. I’ve been traveling to Mexico for about a decade, regularly renting a car to go to [...]

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 east 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 [...]