August 2019 Hideaway Report

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Getting a Taste of the Yucatán at Los Dos Cooking School

No trip to Merida is complete without signing up for the "Taste of Yucatan" class at Los Dos cooking school. It teaches you about the region and the food.

Things to Do in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.

Video: Utah's Breathtaking Amangiri

Stunning 4K video, taken during our latest visit, captures the haunting beauty of Utah's Amangiri resort and the rugged protected lands that surround it.

Spectacular Landscapes of the American Southwest

The scenery of the American Southwest is often otherworldly. Listed below are my favorite landscapes from a spring road trip through Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

Contrasting Hideaways in Southern Utah

On our Southwest road trip through Utah, we anticipated our stays at both Amangiri and Under Canvas Zion, but only one experience was positive.

Beat the Crowds: Zion National Park

Despite the crowds and long lines, there are still ways to escape the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Zion National Park in relative solitude.

Music Playlist: Southwest Road Trip

Every road trip needs a playlist. For our recent visit to Arizona and Utah, we put together this mix of rock and roll, Native American tunes and an audiobook.

Sedona Hotels Revisited

There weren't any newly opened hotels of interest in Sedona, so our writer took the opportunity to check up on three hotels we've reviewed before.

Ancient Archaeological Sites of Arizona

Arizona is one of the major pre-Columbian cultural centers of North America and one of the best places to experience ancient history in the United States.

New Hideaways in the Phoenix-Scottsdale Area

This Southwest road trip begins in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. We hoped to find a hideaway that would connect us to the area's cultural and natural wonders.

Video: Castle Hot Springs

A former retreat for elite East Coast families, Castle Hot Springs was closed until recently. This is what we found at the end of a dirt road in the desert.

Video: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Outside the Phoenix-Scottsdale area are numerous places to hike. The 30,000-acre McDowell Sonoran Preserve is one of our favorites.

Video: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

A video of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West home in Scottsdale, where the renowned architect wintered from 1937 on.

Indelible Memory: The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

With its friendly and knowledgeable volunteers, the Desert Botanical Garden is a gem and should be at the top of any Phoenix itinerary.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Arizona

The Phoenix-Scottsdale area is known for its resorts and golf courses. Our writer visited and found two recommendable hideaways there.

Exploring the Yucatán: From Holbox to Mérida

From the trendy beach town of Holbox to the charming colonial cities of Valladolid and Mérida, our writer explores new hotels in the Yucatán.

A Primer on Mayan Civilization

The Mayan empire flourished between A.D. 250 and A.D. 900. Remnants of their large-scale construction projects can be seen in the Yucatán.

Favorite Restaurants in the Yucatán

Eight outstanding restaurants in the Yucatán, where the chefs are cooking everything from traditional Oaxacan fare to wood-fired pizza and molecular gastronomy.

A Fascinating Day Trip From Mérida

This day trip from Mérida includes visits to several of the region’s atmospheric haciendas and the great Mayan archaeological site of Uxmal.