Argentina · Dining · Uncategorized · Wine

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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Favorite Travel Moments from 2018

Starting the New Year in Santa Barbara We spent New Years in the wine country of Santa Barbara and one last night at the Ritz Carlton Bacara on the beach.  We have visited this area many times so it was a great way to start off 2018. Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Friends In… Continue reading Favorite Travel Moments from 2018

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Day Trip to Provence

On our last day in Nice, we had a private all-day tour with our guide, Franck Balbi, who took us out into the countryside.  The day was completely customizable and we told Franck that we wanted to see a picturesque village and to do some wine tastings to try the local wines.  He picked us… Continue reading Day Trip to Provence

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Lunch at La Chevre d’Or and the Village of Eze

We saved our big gastronomic highlight for the French Riviera.  We picked the restaurant at La Chevre d’Or, which is a 5 star boutique hotel and has a 2-star Michelin restaurant as well.  The Chevre d’Or is located in the village of Eze, which is about 20 minutes east of Nice and is on the… Continue reading Lunch at La Chevre d’Or and the Village of Eze

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My Definition of Luxury Travel

I think what people consider “luxury” versus “normal” or even “budget friendly” when it comes to travel is all in the eye of the beholder.  To me, saying that something is a “luxury” item when it comes to travel really means that (i) it’s a bit more money than I would normally spend to eat,… Continue reading My Definition of Luxury Travel

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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….