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Driving the Golden Circle in Iceland and What to See

Visit Thingvellir National Park and walk between two tectonic plates We took Highway 36 out of Reykavik and our first stop was Thingvellir National Park.  This is a very large park and our short visit didn’t do justice to it as there are lots of hikes and picnic areas here.  The park is also the… Continue reading Driving the Golden Circle in Iceland and What to See

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Things to do and eat in Reykavik, Iceland

We’re back from our 4 day (which ended up being 5 days thanks to our return flight being cancelled due to weather) trip to Iceland!  We loved every minute of our visit to this fascinating country and we were blown away by the scenery and geology that we encountered.  I have so many posts and… Continue reading Things to do and eat in Reykavik, Iceland

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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