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 […]

Two More Luxe Resorts on Holbox Island, Mexico

A couple weeks back we highlighted our updated review of Casa Sandra, but that original luxury resort on this car-free island off the Yucatan Peninsula coast is no longer the only one worth considering. We just posted two full reviews of newer additions to the scene: Villas Flamingos (pictured above) and Hotel Las Nubes Holbox. […]

An Unexpected Grand Hotel in Tepatitlan, Jalisco in Mexico

File this one under “great surprises in unexpected places.” The town of Tepatitlán in Jalisco, 74 kilometers from Guadalajara, is not the kind of place where you’d expect to find a luxury hotel with flair. It’s the center of an area best known for its farms, producing lots of Mexico’s milk, eggs, and pork. The […]

Eolo in Patagonia: 17 Rooms and 7,400 Acres

If you want to get away from it all, for real, here’s what you do. Head down to the Southern Cone, flying to the town of Calafate. Proceed out of there into the countryside and head to the property of Eolo. This luxury boutique hotel sits on 3,000 hectares of its own property, which is […]

Our Updated Review: Casa Sandra Hotel on Holbox Island

If the above scene looks enticing to you, this warm and sunny place where you can lounge around by the sea, first know that it’s not your ordinary resort. It’s Casa Sandra on Holbox Island, a place where you get around by bike or golf cart because there aren’t any cars. Not so long ago […]

Clase Azul Tequila in a Hand-Crafted Bottle

Usually when you hear premium tequila described as coming in “a beautiful bottle,” that bottle is usually glass. There are a few that are packaged in real Mexican pottery though and the Clase Azul packages are real works of art. Made by hand on a pottery wheel, fired, and hand-painted with fine glazes, these are […]