Luxury Tours 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 [...]

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 [...]

Touring San Miguel de Allende and Beyond With Coyote Canyon Adventures

The typical visitor to San Miguel de Allende checks out the few sights, does some shopping, strolls the pretty streets, and eats well. On this trip I wanted to do more, so I hooked up with Coyote Canyon Adventures to go beyond the norm. People tend to have very polarized views of San Miguel de [...]

Luxury Yucatan Travel and Unique Experiences in Mexico

What separates a luxury travel tour from one that’s just average? It’s not about the equipment or the van or the hotel you return to at night. As Catherwood Travels knows, it’s more about attentive service and giving you unique experiences that nobody else can match. Any company that came along and tried to duplicate [...]

Touring Cuenca and the Countryside of Southern Ecuador

Late last year I finally made it to a city I’ve had on my list for a while: Cuenca, Ecuador. This #3 city in the country by population is best known as a retirement hotspot for gringos, but that’s just the narrative that the media latches onto most. The foreign retirees are only a tiny [...]