South America Archive

Taking it Easy

Location: Santiago, Chile Introduction: We finished up our visit to Chile and South America with 5 days in the capital of Santiago. We only scratched the surface of this fine city as we took some time to slow down and focus on planning the next major phase of our trip. This was a great place

Chilelicious Video

Introduction: We had a blast with our new Chilean friends.  We hope you enjoy our adventure through this beautiful country.  

Wines of Passion

Location: Talca, San Fernando, Pichilemu & Santa Cruz Chile Introduction: We’ve come to learn that producing good, inexpensive wine is fairly easy for winemakers to do in Chile. Through incredible good fortune, we’ve also come to learn that a small number of independent wine makers are pouring their passion into producing more distinctive wines that

Chile Dog

Location:  Santiago, Valparaiso, Santa Cruz & Armerillo, Chile   Introduction: We completed our first week in Chile and really like it. The wine regions are picturesque and the wine is good and inexpensive. We’ve even enjoyed a couple of bottles of Chardonnay, which is rare for us. The seafood is good. The selection of brands

Southern Exposure Video

Introduction: Here is our video of some fantastic times traveling through Peru and Argentine – two incredible countries. Watch out for giant Penguins. 

Malbec Country

Location: Mendoza, Argentina Introduction: We arrived in Mendoza with high expectations, as this is the primary wine producing region of Argentina and the home of Malbec. What surprised us is that unlike most of the wine regions we’ve visited, you can’t just drop in unexpected at most places. The tastings (including tours) need to be

Top 10 of 2013

Introduction: Each year we put together a list of our Top 10 Experiences from the year and disclose them to each other on New Year’s Day. This year, we subsequently worked together to merge our lists and share them here with you.     10) Taj Mahal, India India provides a unique experience that is not

Wine High

Location: Cafayate and Purmamarca, Argentina Introduction: After a month in Argentina, we finally made it to the wine region and our introduction was as good as it gets. The drive down from Salta was very picturesque with stunning scenery to keep us company. At about a mile above sea level, Cafayate is the highest major

City Life

Location: Buenos Aires & Salta, Argentina Introduction: After spending a couple of weeks out in the countryside, we landed back in the big cities. Buenos Aires is a vast, sprawling city and that’s where we headed when we left Patagonia. We enjoyed great food, warm weather (in the upper 80’s) and bright blue skies. We

Blue Ice Paradise

Location: El Calafate & El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina Introduction: Patagonia covers a large area of southern South America, including Tierra Del Fuego where we started our visit to Argentina but it could be said that the heart of Patagonia is found in the province of Santa Cruz where we’ve spent the past week exploring both