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Estancia La Bamba – Gaucho Experience

Our last stop in Argentina was San Antonio de Areco, which is about a 90 minute drive west of Buenos Aires. It’s in an area of Argentina called “La Pampas” and it’s large plains and ranches are perfect for raising cattle for all those great steaks.  We booked a two night stay at a historic… Continue reading Estancia La Bamba – Gaucho Experience

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Wine Tasting in Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is located at the Western edge of Argentina on the border with Chile and is at the foot of the Andes mountains.  It’s also a very dry, desert-like climate so it’s very different from the humid jungle that we just came from.  This is also Argentina’s main wine producing area and it’s best known… Continue reading Wine Tasting in Mendoza, Argentina

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Our Stay at Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina

After our 3 days in the jungle at Awasi Iguazu, we packed up and flew west towards the Andes Mountains to Mendoza, Argentina.  We were able to get a direct flight from Iguazu to Mendoza but it made a quick stop in the city of Salta (no plane change).  This was much more efficient than… Continue reading Our Stay at Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina

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Jungle Trekking Around Iguazu Falls

As I mentioned in my last post, Awasi Iguazu provides each of its guests with their own private guide and driver for each day of their stay.  On our first day, we sat down with our guide, Carolina, and went over the extensive list of options for activities and excursions.  Like most guests, we spent… Continue reading Jungle Trekking Around Iguazu Falls

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Our Stay at Awasi Iguazu

We stayed three nights in Iguazu and we were so happy that we chose the newest hotel in the area, Awasi Iguazu.  Awasi is a fairly new luxury hotel brand and they only have 3 locations, all in South America – Awasi Atacama Desert, Awasi Patagonia and now the Awasi Iguazu.  There are only 14… Continue reading Our Stay at Awasi Iguazu

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Iguazu Falls, Argentina

After two days in Buenos Aires, we hopped a 1.5 hour flight on Aerolineas Argentina, the country’s airline, for Puerto Iguazu, which is located in the northern part of Argentina on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. (Very decent airline, BTW).   Iguazu Falls, which by many counts is the world’s largest waterfall (depending on whether… Continue reading Iguazu Falls, Argentina

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Two Days in Buenos Aires

We are back from our 10 day vacation in Argentina and have tons of photos to share.  We started the trip with an overnight flight from Dallas, Texas to Buenos Aires on American Airlines.  We used miles for business class tickets and it was worth it for the 11 hour flight.  We arrived at the… Continue reading Two Days in Buenos Aires

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Argentina Itinerary

We are heading to Argentina for vacation next week and I’m so excited about this bucket list trip.  We have a direct red eye flight from Dallas to Buenos Aires and will be spending two days in the city and will be exploring on our own.  We have booked a small boutique hotel in the… Continue reading Argentina Itinerary

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Trip Plans for 2019….

Steve and I are still pushing forward with our plan to keep doing some big “bucket list” trips while we can.  About 1.5 years ago we decided we should increase our travel budget significantly, at least for a few years, and do some big trips that we kept putting on the back burner due to… Continue reading Trip Plans for 2019….

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Argentina! But not till 2019….

I had really been hoping to visit Asia in Spring 2019 using miles but I just couldn’t get the mileage to work on or about the dates we needed to leave and return. I actually have quite a bit of flexibility in April but was looking to make it a 13-15 day trip and American… Continue reading Argentina! But not till 2019….