Hotel Cosijo, Oaxaca

A labyrinth-like oasis off the beaten path in the central Mexican valleys

by Max La Frenais It’s hard to imagine that the luxury Hotel Cosijo actually exists in the small town of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, which although home to a stunning 16th century convent (with accompanying 16th organ) is most definitely off the well-beaten tourist routes of the central valleys of Oaxaca in Mexico. The unassuming facade of the hotel blends in perfectly with the colonial architecture …

Elewana SkySafari: Lodges and Camps in Tanzania

Exceptional accommodations built on the desire to protect the natural resources surrounding them

An African safari affects you in the way people talk about an ayahuasca retreat. Both take you on a surreal journey within a world you belong to, yet one surprisingly unfamiliar. And at the end, you’ve gained an entirely new perspective. Also like with ayahuasca, in which a professional shaman is key to spiritual awakening, the same can be said for a safari—there’s no navigating …

City Guide: Mexico City

Steeped in ancient Mesoamerican history, this Latin American metropolis is a modern playground for international globetrotters

Topping several must-visit destination lists, Mexico City is clearly having a moment. But it would be remiss to think it’s purely a new crop of stylish outposts that is making this an alluring travel destination or the latest low-cost hipster haven. From the pottery- and pyramid-making Mayans who settled in the area in 250 AD, to the Aztec warriors who founded the city in 1325 …