Argentina travel Archive

Tours Around Iguazu Falls

Whether you call them Iguazu, Iguassu, or Iguaçu, the waterfalls on the border of Argentina and Brazil are an amazing sight. Unfortunately, I have to be content with photos. I never made it up there when I was in Argentina because I only would have been able to spend one night in the midst of [...]

The Best Wine Lodges Around Mendoza

One thing magazine editors love to do is highlight some concept that’s been around for years and act like it’s a new trend they just discovered. Thus this May article in National Geographic Traveler about wine lodges in Mendoza, Argentina: Bodegas Open Their Doors. After years of studying Spanish, I have found this word “bodega” [...]

Hotel with Art Museum – James Turrell Space at Colomé in Argentina

The Colomé Estancia Hotel, in an isolated location four hours from Salta or Cafayate, seems an unlikely place to house a notable museum dedicated to one artist. But the James Turrell Museum there is the real deal, built at the whim of the Swiss owner and vintner Donald Hess. Last year, the dedicated art collector [...]

Paradise for Sale near Bariloche, Argentina

Last year I interviewed one of our business partners, Jamie Schectman, about renting a house in the Bariloche region of Patagonia. Jamie and his wife are American, but for the past few years they’ve been watching some of the world’s most incredible sunrises and sunsets over the Andes Mountains from their home beside the lake. [...]

Shaky Times in Argentina

Just two months after instituting a reciprocal visa fee for tourists to Argentina (meaning an extra $131 per person for Americans), the government of Argentina seems to be determined to rankle as many people as possible. The latest is “the biggest inflation surge to start the year in two decades,” according to the Wall Street [...]