Travel life Archive

The Wine Factory’s Back Online: Valle de Guadalupe’s Newest Wine-making Project

Like soviet-era cement bunkers, the storage chambers of one of Valle de Guadalupe’s first wine factories, built in the 1940s, sit empty along the walls. Well, almost empty. Reynaldo Rodriguez, part wine maker, part mad scientist, has filled one of these square cement holding cells with glow-in-the-dark stickers of the solar system and one has […]

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Approaching Ancient Mayan Ruins on Horseback

Want to feel like a conquistador and have a brag-worthy excursion that nobody you know has experienced? We’ve got one for you that’s not very far away, but very exotic in feel: entering the impressive Xunantunich site on horseback. Nobody ever approached it that way in its heyday, which was off and on from 670 […]

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The Best Restaurants in Placencia, Belize

Placencia is a hotspot for luxury travelers and those buying vacation or real estate homes in Belize. It has some of the best beaches in the country and is a great base for exploring lots of other options on the water or the jungle interior. There’s fishing, scuba diving and easy access to howler monkeys, […]

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Off the Grounds in Puerto Vallarta

On a recent trip to check out Garza Blanca’s new Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, I found myself wanting to get out and explore all the fantastic nature around me. Despite the muggy heat, it seemed a shame to spend four days cooped up in my air conditioned room, so I strapped on my sneakers […]

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Costa Careyes: the Fantastic Manifestation of a Dream in Pacific Mexico

The Carayes log—just a question mark and an exclamation point—seems fitting, but I want to know what inspired it. I ask family partner Filippo Brignone how it came to be. “This whole place seems unbelievable, kind of crazy. The reaction is “What? Wow!” That perfectly captures the way I feel when walking around this unbelievable […]

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Tasting the Full Range of Ron Centenario Rum of Costa Rica

As we’ve mentioned before, some of the best rums in the world are produced in Central America and if you’re willing to open your eyes to the possibilities when you’re traveling through there, you can find the liquor deals of a lifetime. I’m a big fan of Ron Centenario rum from Costa Rica and think […]

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