Gourmet Cuisine in Costa Rica?

There are a hundred reasons to visit Central America, but the food isn’t usually one of them. It’s long been a mystery to travelers with a discerning palate: how can a region that grows so many wonderful ingredients produce such unimaginative food, even in nice restaurants? Why does all the culinary creativity stop as soon […]

Two New Luxury Boutique Hotels in Antigua, Guatemala

One of the most alluring things about Antigua, Guatemala is it doesn’t change much from one visit to the next. When I was back there recently it looked and felt mostly the same as the first time I was there many years ago. The same crumbling churches that got destroyed by earthquakes next to the […]

Why Placencia, Belize Should Be on Your Tropical Getaway Short List

When I think back on the time I traveled through Belize with my family, the most vivid memory is a simple one: sitting on the beach under a palm tree drinking a Belikin beer. This does not sound like a very unusual memory, but in Belize it’s not as common as you’d think. There are […]

Taking a Road Trip Through Central Jalisco

We write a lot about high-end tours on this luxury travel blog, but sometimes you want to hit the road in your own vehicle and have complete control over your schedule. During a recent school break I tossed the luggage and my two family members into a nice Nissan rental car from Alamo that had […]

A Mezcal Brand for People Who Don’t Love Mezcal

Have you given up on finding a mezcal you can drink straight—on purpose? For pleasure? Try this Mezcal Viejo Indecente one before you write the whole line of spirits off for good. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not exactly a big fan of mezcal. Not for lack of trying. I’ve had my fair share of […]

Post-hurricane Hotel Recovery in Los Cabos

As we noted back in September, most of the luxury hotels in the Los Cabos area of Mexico got walloped hard by Hurricane Odile and most had to shut down for extensive repairs and rebuilding. At this point more are open than not, so if you’re dreaming of a warm and sunny getaway, you can […]