Wander + Feast Travel Co.

Mexico · October 24 - 28 2019

Mouthwatering Adventures for the Modern Vagabond


Feel free to review this trip to know what to expect for 2020

Wander + Feast’s mission is to excite, inspire, and reveal cultures through the lens of food and drink.

W+F is for the adventurous yet discerning traveler. We steer clear of the typical and opt for unique experiences that challenge the mindset. Our goal is a culturally enriching trip with just the right balance of hedonism. There will always be great food & drink, a class or two, and above all a great brunch....and music!


Yelapa - Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, Mexico - Just outside of Puerto Vallarta

Our trip is expertly curated with something planned everyday, however, you are more than welcome to do absolutely nothing and relax by the pool, read a book in the library courtyard, or post up at the bar. Totally up to you. There will be a concierge to help plan day trips, or schedule spa services if you are so inclined.

***Alcoholic Beverages are not included with the exception of our Welcome Cocktails* / Mezcal Tasting + Cocktail Class* / Wine Dinner***

  • ALL Gratuities
  • Airport Transfers (within required timeframe)
  • Boat Transfer to Hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Taco Night Party + DJ Big Reeks
  • Morning Coffee + Tea / Pastry room service
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Mezcal Tasting and Cocktail Class
  • Exploring MX Wine Dinner + DJ Big Reeks
  • Cooking Class - Ala Parilla + Shakti Baum
  • Etta's Signature Sunday Brunch + DJ Beg Reeks


Shakti Baum

Shakti Baum is the owner of  Wander + Feast Travel Co., Assembly Event Space, and Etta's Kitchen Cooking School & Event Space. Having been in food beverage for the past 20 years, she is driven with the goal of creating stellar events and delicious food, with great music, and good vibes. 


DJ Big Reeks of The Waxaholics - HTX

DJ Big Reeks of The Waxaholics - HTX

DJ Big Reeks is the founder/creator of The Waxaholics - a DJ group of vinyl enthusiasts who spin wax - which has developed a large, cult-like following in the greater Houston area.

Alvaro Rojas of Bar Elda - SF

Alvaro Rojas of Bar Elda - SF

Our guest bartender - Spirit Aficionado and Bar owner Alvaro Rojas will bless us with spirit knowledge.

Shakti Baum of ETTA'S KITCHEN - HTX

Shakti Baum of ETTA'S KITCHEN - HTX

In addition to curating this Wander + Feast adventure, Shakti joins Verana chefs in creating a stellar cooking class along with signature event, Etta's Sunday Brunch.


Handmade Hotel located in the lush Mexican Jungle


Verana is the original. 

This rustic chic hotel, tucked away in the jungle hillside overlooking a beautiful Mexican coastline has been enchanting guests for many moons. It's unique offerings lend itself to adventure seekers with aspirations of bohemian grandeur. 

Houses - Each house features a large private patio with a magnificent view and a full bathroom. All beds have over-sized mosquito nets as well and comfy bedding insuring a restful nights sleep. Bottled drinking water is provided in every house. And yes — we do have electricity. A maid comes every day, and linens are changed every other day unless otherwise requested. We conserve water as much as possible, as it comes from a clear spring three miles up in the mountain.

Arrival - Getting to Verana is part of the adventure. From Puerto Vallarta, a quick drive will bring you to Boca de Tomatlan — the last beach you can reach by car. 

**Flights to Puerto Vallarta will need to arrive NO LATER THAN 4pm, to catch shuttle.

From there it’s a 30-minute boat ride along the beautiful coast to Yelapa.  Hotel staff will be waiting for you on the pier with mules to meet you and your luggage.

There is a brief 10 minute hike to Verana bliss.

Facilities - You will enjoy a restaurant offering morning coffee/tea room service,   breakfast / lunch / dinner, a full bar, swimming pool, small library, jungle spa with Japanese soaking tub, and a cute little gift shop.

*WiFi is available, and cellular phone service is available but limited.

Upon booking, guests will receive a W+F Welcome letter with detailed information.

The Plan

You’ll have a lot of free time to relax by the pool, read your favorite book or have cocktails in the sunshine, but we’ve taking the liberty of adding a few of our signature essentials to the schedule!


Welcome Cocktail

Upon your arrival, we welcome you with a signature cocktail in the Verana bar overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While your luggage is taken to your rooms, you'll bask in the fall sunshine taking in your new surroundings.

Later that evening.......

Candlelit Taco Night + DJ Big Reeks

Verana chefs create a beautifully authentic Mexican Taco Night with specialty salsas and handmade tortillas. 



Shakti & Verana Chefs Cooking Class

Ala Parilla -  Learn to marinate and grill fresh shrimp & fish to make lush salads with passion-fruit and mango vinaigrette. 

There may be a margarita involved........


4 Course Wine Dinner + DJ Big Reeks

Exploring the richness of Mexican wines, focusing on Valle de Guadalupe the “Napa Valley of Mexico" .  


Cocktail Class & Mezcal Tasting


Alvaro Rojas, our guest bartender of Elda Bar San Francisco will take the mystery out of Mezcal. Taste and mix, and taste a bit more. 

Small bites to accompany.


W+F Signature Sunday Brunch + DJ Big Reeks

Chef Shakti Baum collaborates with Verana Chefs to bring you a Stellar Wander + Feast Sunday Brunch. This event is a signature part of W+F trips and will feature DJ Big Reeks providing the musical inspiration.

Someone said something about Mimosas........


Adios Amigos

Savor your good bye breakfast before packing up and departing.

There may be a chance for one last dip in the pool.....