Colombia’s coffee revolution

(Selector) As we survey María del Carmen Toro’s fertile coffee, banana and avocado farm, the sun has started to lower and mist is slowly gathering in the valley. “The conflict was intense here,” she recalls. “Bombs went off all the time and ‘they’d’ come here at 1am, demanding we prepare them food.” The ‘they’ to […]

Paraguay’s answer to TED talks

(Atlas of the Future) Drawing from their backgrounds in fashion, advertising, the entertainment industries and social organisations (or NGOs), in 2011 four dynamic Paraguayan entrepreneurs cooked up Koga, a social business focused on growing and supporting the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in their home country. With the aim of incubating initiatives and projects that could create a social […]

11 Excellent Reasons to Visit Argentina Now

(The Points Guy) Argentina has been considered a relatively inexpensive destination for visitors since 2001, when the South American country’s economy collapsed. Seventeen years later, it’s better value than ever.   In May, the Argentine peso plunged to 24.99 per US dollar, making it “the worst [currency] in emerging markets,” according to Bloomberg. While this potentially spells […]

Tegui pops up in Mendoza for 40 days

(The World’s 50 Best blog) When Germán Martitegui plans a pop-up, it’s no ordinary one-nighter helmed by a couple of his chefs. Instead, he goes 180º – and then some. Closing his restaurant in Buenos Aires for an unprecedented six weeks from 24th February, Martitegui has transferred his entire 24-strong team to SuperUco winery in Uco Valley, Mendoza, […]

Top Baja California bars and restaurants

(Decanter) Drive from Southern California to Baja for a Mexican adventure, with recommendations on where to drink or dine from Sorrel Moseley-Williams… ‘Baja’s abundant larder is also drawing in innovative chefs who’ve turned the region into Mexico’s most exciting foodie hub,’ said Sorrel Moseley-Williams. ‘Rich Pacific pickings include bluefin tuna and oysters from Bahía Falsa, and […]

Buenos Aires: An Insider’s Guide

(Luxury Defined) In Buenos Aires, Belle Epoque façades rub shoulders with brutalist architecture and glass-fronted skyscrapers; traditional tango and opera are enjoyed alongside electronic cumbia; and porteños (locals) have a seemingly insatiable thirst for rib eye, Malbec, and socializing—preferably at the same time, and usually until the small hours. Some describe the city as “New York lite.” Throw in a […]