Argentina Archive

Your American Dollars Are Worth Plenty in Latin America

The worldwide currency markets are volatile and this can have a major impact on your travels. Some years the U.S. dollar is up overall, sometimes it is down. The ups and downs usually aren’t so dramatic in Latin America since some of the currencies are tied to the greenback. Ecuador and Panama even use it [&hellip

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Latin American Airlines: LATAM

There used to be a patchwork of airlines serving South America, but over the years they have consolidated and we’re left with three. The largest one is LATAM Airlines, based in Chile. Like all the others LATAM will nearly always give you a superior flying experience if you choose them over their U.S. counterparts flying [&hellip

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Like an Onward Ticket, Some Countries Require Travel Insurance

“Passport please. Return ticket please. Travel insurance card please. Thanks and enjoy your flight.” You’ve always been asked for the first thing and probably sometimes been asked for the second. Now add travel insurance to your list of to-dos before you head to Ecuador. That country recently passed a law that all visitors to the [&hellip

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Get to Know 8 Wines of South America

If you travel to South America as a tourist, or even better on a wine tour, you’re going to sample some familiar flavors of grapes also grown in California or Europe. All vine histories lead to Europe originally, of course, but some plants thrived in the new world better than the old. Other wines that [&hellip

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Wine and Wild Wanderings in the Salta Province of Argentina

Over the years we’ve run a few stories on the regions around Salta and Jujay provinces in northern Argentina. This is a wild landscape that’s far different than the better-known, more frequently visited parts of the country to the south. We just posted a new feature story on a tour with Socompa Adventures that heads to [&hellip

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Catch the Next Total Solar Eclipse in South America

If you were in the path of the last total solar eclipse that moved through the USA in 2017, you got quite a treat. If you were out of the direct path, however, you probably saw a whole lot of nothing. You’ll still have other chances in your lifetime though, as soon as 2019 and [&hellip

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