Word of Mouth: The Peruvian Triangle

High altitudes, stunning vistas, markets, museums and more

Peru’s vast wealth of historical sites has never been much of a secret. There’s the bucket list-crowning Machu Picchu, but between the Andean Mountains and the Pacific Coast are three must-visit regions. Within, you’ll discover two culture-packed metropolises with outstanding culinary gems, museum collections with millennia-spanning artifacts, and hotels inspired by the significance of their surroundings. Here, we trace a triangle of sorts to craft …

Estancia El Puesto, Argentina

A family-owned and operated horseback hike into the Andes mountains

Even in the rain there’s an unplaceable charm to Estancia El Puesto. The home at the heart of the estate, an old goat farm, feels lived in—because it is. Owner Raul Labat has been entertaining guests there for years. Family members frequent the rooms, offering treats including dishes made with local produce. Labat himself shares stories and shows off their years worth of guest books. …

Singani 63 Bolivian Brandy

Steven Soderbergh's non-filmic project, a 500-year-old muscat of Alexandria distillate

For those of us forever on the quest to imbibe rare or regional spirits, acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is making the crusade a bit easier. While filming “Che” in Bolivia, Soderbergh became acquainted with their locally produced pisco-like product singani—which also happens to be their national drink. The result is Singani 63, an herbaceous white liquor distilled from a single grape varietal—the muscat of Alexandria. …