JET SET EXPERIENCES: Viva Mexico! TEQUILA TRACKING

Visit to the agave fields with El Jimador! Learn how agave is harvested (still by hand, no machinery), visit a distillery, and enjoy an informative tequila tasting. Bottle your own tequila blend to sip and savor with a special someone back home. Hike or horseback ride to the postcard-perfect Tequila Volcano, and don’t miss the town of Tequila, rich in history and culture.

To create your own Tequila experience please contact Cally Pirrung.

JET SET EXPERIENCES: Into Africa! EAST AFRICA vs. SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is best during the U.S. winter and spring months, while East Africa is beautiful during our summer and fall months, largely due to rainfall. Kenya is where the famous film Out of Africa was produced. Colonial British roots are the fabric of Kenya, as is traditional Maasai culture. A trip to South Africa, by contrast, includes more varied and active endeavors like stand-up paddle boarding around penguin colonies, cage diving amongst great whites, plus biking (and tasting!) through breathtaking local vineyards.

STAY
Tangulia Mara Tented Camp is the only Maasai-owned property. One of the owners and guides is the famous Jackson Looseyia. He grew up among the animals and became a safari guide turned BBC documentary presenter. Mara Plains Camp (Kenya) is located in the concession. Expect less vehicles and people than in the park. Rooms are stunning, with canvas roofs perched on wooden platforms. A Relais and Chateaux property, it’s also food focused.

WOW FACTOR
Visit traditional Maasai Villages and shop handcrafted wares and beaded designs by local women and children. This ancient tribe is the heartbeat of East African history.

CONTACT
Melissa Pugh

JET SET EXPERIENCES: BUENOS AIRES

GO
Biking, culture, art, tango, table-hopping, and shopping! This city has something for every type traveler.

STAY
– Four Seasons. Located in the heart of the La Recoleta District, Four Seasons service is matched with a coveted locale. Spa-ing and dining are on tap, here, too—both of which are worth a stay.
– Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt. Also located in the historic French district of Recoleta, the hotel’s Paseo de las Artes Duhau art collection is reason enough to visit.
La Bamba de Areco. Nestled in the heart of Pampa—one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, this recently renovated boutique hotel combines gaucho tradition with equestrian pursuits and notable cuisine.
 
FOODIE FILE
– Floreria Atlantic. This hidden cocktail bar is tucked away beneath a gorgeous flower shop.
– Patagonia Sur. A Francis Mallmann outpost, fine dining is celebrated with a knockout wine list.
– El Cuartito. This hyper-local pizza restaurant is casual and quaint.

WOW FACTOR
One of the most emblematic buildings is the Casa Rosada—the pink presidential palace. Yes, it’s touristy, but it’s where Evita used to address throngs of Peronists gathered in the Plaza de Mayo and Avenida de Mayo.

CONTACT:
– Jill Taylor
– Cally Pirrung