Best of CH 2021: Travel

Inspiring destinations both near and far in a year when we reconsidered what travel means

Over the last two years our relationship with travel has been upended. Though it may still provide inspiration and we might continue to dream of destinations at earth’s end, concerns over health and the safety of those around us have influenced what we’re capable of doing and when. The trips we highlight below were taken with utmost caution and although those expeditions are now over, …

Mystery + Luxury at Casa Silencio in Xaagá, Mexico

Solar-powered and self-sustaining, this agave-surrounded hacienda overflows with color, texture and character

Casa Silencio (which officially opens its doors tomorrow, 15 September) sits at the base of a mountain within Silent Valley just outside the small town of Xaagá, Oaxaca. The stunning, solar-powered hacienda—from the founders of Mezcal El Silencio, Vicente Cisneros and Fausto Zapata—is full of juxtapositions. Comprising just six suites, a large indoor/outdoor dining room, bar area, library and boutique-meets-lobby, it feels simultaneously opulent and …