Argentina Archive

Meet 5 Fascinating Antarctic Penguins

Long before they captured the hearts of audiences in movies like March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, penguins turned Antarctica’s remote, pristine landscapes into teeming wildlife domains. They number as many as 30 million and are scattered across Antarctica, its surrounding islands, and as far north as the equator. And these diverse areas are […]

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Good News/Bad News in the Airline World

We’ve been watching announcements about new air routes opening up to the countries we cover with joy, but that’s been tempered by a general devaluation among the frequent flyer programs. So those U.S. airlines adding more routes are generally the ones treating you the worst in terms of perks. For the good news, we’re seeing […]

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Eolo in Patagonia: 17 Rooms and 7,400 Acres

If you want to get away from it all, for real, here’s what you do. Head down to the Southern Cone, flying to the town of Calafate. Proceed out of there into the countryside and head to the property of Eolo. This luxury boutique hotel sits on 3,000 hectares of its own property, which is […]

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The Latest in Buenos Aires: CasaSur Bellini Hotel

It’s not easy finding a Buenos Aires hotel with a large swimming pool, especially in the most upscale section of the Palermo area. CasaSur Bellini has one though, with a debut just in time for summer in Argentina. Located around the corner from the zoo and Museo Evita, a short distance from the botanical gardens, […]

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Hotel With a Literary Pedigree in Buenos Aires: Club Frances

Often a hotel is just a hotel. Even if it has a long history and photos of famous guests on the wall, that’s where the story ends. But Club Francés in Buenos Aires is in a building that has been a literary club since 1866. Since that time it has hosted a long list of […]

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Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense […]

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