Collected by Nora Walsh, AFAR Contributor
Nora Walsh′s Wishlist
Calle Anchorena s/número Esquina Calle IV s/número, Lunlunta, Provincia de Mendoza, Argentina
Is there anything better than toast? Seriously, these two pieces of bread haunt me. [This is from a really cool guest house, El Aguamiel, in the middle of a small vineyard. Not over-the-top, just smartly designed with stunning views of the Andes -...
Estados Unidos 465, C1101AAJ CABA, Argentina
The carne at this San Telmo restaurant is so succulent that the servers cut it with a spoon. Order the lomo cut, which is the Argentine version of filet mignon. 54/(11) 4361-5557. For the September, 2012 issue, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of...
159, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
I believe travel is one of the best forms of education. I always come home from a trip with knowledge or a new skill. Often times I seek out trips that will teach me a sport like surfing or a new language. Hotels offer many great learning...
510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Employees Only is a gem in New York City. Located in one of New York’s hippest neighborhoods on Hudson Street, it looks unassuming from the outside. You’ll find a forest green awning outside with white block letters that read “EO” and a statue of...
211 W Broadway # 1, New York, NY 10013, USA
Maslow 6 is an exceptional wine store. Owner Keri Jackson Kunzle organizes her store by intensity with, generally speaking, whites toward the front and reds to the back. Instead of bottles from the predictable countries alone, she also features...
Mendoza, Capital Department, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Chef Vanina Chimeno recently debuted María Antonieta in downtown Mendoza. You’ll find grilled meat aplenty but also house-made pastas such as broccoli orecchiette Belgrano 1069, Ciudad, 54/(0) 261-420-4322. This appeared in the May 2013 issue.
Calle Manuel Rojas Marcos, 3, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
Cristina Hoyos, probably the most famous flamenco dancer of all time (her image from the 1960s is often used to represent the iconic flamenco dancer, with a slicked-back raven-black chignon and a fiercely passionate demeanor), founded this museum...
99 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SF, UK
A recent nip and tuck has brought back the beauty of this Old Grand Dame rail hotel. As soon as you see the grand staircase it’ll be quickly evident why this property continues to get awards. A seven-time award-winner of the coveted Scottish Hotel...
Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AJ, UK
Glaswegians’ sense of play and unpretentious humor are on display at the Gallery of Modern Art. See how the head of a classical equestrian statue of Wellington is crowned with a neon traffic cone. The story goes that some art students faithfully...
Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DZ, UK
This waterfront’s transforming big time. Gone are the industrial giants along the river banks. Once a bastion of steamship building and the port where thousands of emigrants left for greener pastures in America, now you’ll find interesting new...
Glasgow G42 9BA, UK
Scotland’s national stadium is the soccer mecca with its own unique museum harbouring 2,000 memorabilia from the early years plus it’s the home of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. Be sure to visit because soccer known as ‘football’ is in the...
66 Hyndland St, Glasgow G11 5PT, UK
Scottish grub was never really about the famed haggis or deep-fried mars bars, and although you can still search these treats out today’s chefs have re-invented the old and familiar. In the city’s west end, Cafézique is a best kept secret. The...
Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG, UK
A spectacular late-Victorian heap of ornate red sandstone, the Kelvingrove (within a lovely park of the same name) is the signature gallery and museum of the city of Glasgow. It has a full house of historic exhibitions as well as a wide range of...
167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, UK
In Glasgow architect and renowned designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh has left an indelible mark on the city. Take a one-hour guided tour of this iconic architectural gem led by a student guide and prepare to be lured into the world of Mackintosh....
Av Emilio Civit 701, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
For those of you who don’t like to miss a beat in your exercise routine while on the road, Deporte Abierto is a fun way to workout with the locals. In Mendoza’s summer months, Mendoza Sports sponsors free exercise classes in the park on Tuesdays,...
233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
Willis Tower—originally known as the Sears Tower—was the world's tallest building for 23 years until it was unseated in 1996 by the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. The 110-story skyscraper is still mighty impressive. Its "bundled...
San Rafael, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Locals call this the Gran Canyon... but for what it might lack in comparative size, it makes up for in beauty. A stark canyon landscape lies outside the town dotted with picture perfect blue pools of water (they are in fact dams) which are popular...
Italia 6055, Chacras de Coria, Mendoza, Argentina
She might be the queen of clever green cuisine, but Nadia knows how to cook a great steak too. In her evening tasting menu, the dishes change every week however one essential item remains: the steak with mojo rojo! Almost as big as your head, this...
Chile 1124, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
I don't normally recommend eating at a hotel but Grill Q is an exception. The smell of the BBQ meats greets you as you walk in the door, and from then on it is a carnivore's idea of heaven. An open plan parilla means you can see the chefs cook up...
Belgrano 1188, 5501 Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina
The undisputed king of the fire in Argentina is Francis Mallmann, and this is one of his most renowned restaurants. With all sorts of fires going on in the background, there are all sorts of meats cooked in all sorts of methods. The real...
Av Champagnatesq R Olguin, Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina
This used to be a local's secret, but since internationally renowned musician Manu Chao announced it as his favorite place in town, word on Barloa's succulent steak sandwiches has spread far... This is a spit-and-sawdust type of joint where you...
RP89, Los Arboles de Villegas, Mendoza, Argentina
This was the spot San Martin dreamed up his plan for Argentina's battle of independence, but nowadays it is more renowned for gauchos and parillas. Hire a horse and a gaucho guide to take you into the mountains for a feeling of wilderness and...
Buenos Aires, C1107CMB Buenos Aires, Argentina
The historic El Porteño building, a onetime grain warehouse made of imported Manchester bricks, was slated for demolition in 1998 before a local cultural preservation group stepped in. Soon after, Argentine fashion designer Alan Faena...