South America

My 8 Favorite Hotel Rooms from the Americas {thus far} premium
A few months ago, I revealed my 20 favorite European hotel rooms. In that post, I estimated that in the last four years I’ve slept in over 150 different luxury hotels and experienced well over 300 in the form of spa treatments, dining, drinking, and touring. Don’t believe me? I’ve got a big box full […]
Taste in Travel: Understanding Cultures through Food premium
The number of times I’ve been asked how I became a culinary {and travel} writer is too many to count. Frankly, I’m not exactly sure how to answer. Eating is an essential part of life, and I appreciate good food, whether it’s chicken and rice served from a Singaporean hawker stand or a perfect French […]
Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires premium
In deciding to visit Buenos Aires, there were two things I knew I must do: eat steak and drink wine. There was no sense in wasting time, and within hours of landing, I’d indulged in a massive slab of medium rare beef and found myself in the Palermo Soho loft of Anuva Wine for a […]
World Cup and Fútbol—A Teacher and Global Connector of People premium
Even though I’ve never been a fútbol fan, I knew that living in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup would be an extraordinary experience. As a traveler, I covet unique opportunities, and this was certainly one of them. Given all of the social and political stories off the pitch, I’ve thought long and hard about […]
Fan Faces from the World Cup, Rio de Janeiro premium
From the opening match between Brazil and Croatia, I knew that I’ve never experienced a sporting event like the World Cup and would probably never see anything like it again.
A Flavorful Food Tour of Buenos Aires premium
When I booked my flight from Rio to Buenos Aries I began to salivate. No, I wasn’t thinking of the divine shopping opportunities combined with the favorable dollar versus peso exchange rate. Instead, visions of steak, empanadas, and malbec flashed through my food-obsessed mind.

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