The Next Napa: Food, Wine, & Mountains in Mendoza

As we’re getting off the plane, a stewardess announces that it is the International Day of Malbec, the wine Argentina–and Mendoza in particular–is known for. She tells the passengers aboard the plane that we will receive one small bottle of wine free-of-charge. As if we were going to need more wine, it isĀ  the biggest … More The Next Napa: Food, Wine, & Mountains in Mendoza

The Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Buenos Aires

  Buenos Aires is a city that I have been fascinated since I heard its internet status as “Paris of South America.” A romantic, European sensibility coupled with Argentine pride, fashion, and music, there is so much to do and enjoy here. Getting into the city’s beautiful international airport, we feel completely under-dressed. When we … More The Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Buenos Aires

Why You Should Skip the Hot Springs in Agua Calientes, Peru

If you are going to go to Machu Picchu on your trip to Peru, you are definitely going to pass through Agua Calientes. A small town in the Peruvian mountains, it only exists as the gateway to the most famous Inkan ruins. It’s name comes from the hot springs situated just outside the town, but … More Why You Should Skip the Hot Springs in Agua Calientes, Peru