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Things to do in Buenos Aires by Ana Astri-O’Reilly…

Eva Peron from Evita once said:

What’s new, Buenos Aires? I’m new! I wanna say I’m just a little stuck on you.

And you will be stuck on Buenos Aires too!

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. Known for its European-style architecture, rich cultural life, abundance of theaters, and of course, tango, Buenos Aires has something for everyone.

Ana Astri-O’Reilly was born and bred in Buenos Aires and shares her insider secrets on the best things to do in Buenos Aires…

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South America Travel: Heidi’s Life-changing Walkabout…

Not too long ago, Heidi was a thirty-something, married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all.

Then, in one fell swoop, a tree limb knocked her out cold, breaking her neck, and stopped her hectic juggling act of a successful career, marriage, and life instantly.

During a slow, yearlong recovery, Heidi lost her career and divorced, but thankfully regained her health.

Through the loss and change, she gained priceless perspective. In order to solidify her lesson learned while honoring her second chance on life, Heidi went traveling.

Let’s get to know Heidi Siefkas, author, blogger, and most importantly an inspirational survivor…

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How to Make Empanadas – A Recipe Straight from Argentina…

How to Make Empanadas

Ever wondered how to make empanadas?

Or perhaps I should back up…

Ever wondered what an empanada is?

Well, we’ve got answers.

Empanadas are a meat stuff pastry that are SUPER popular in Argentina and Chile.

And better yet…

We have a delicious empanada recipe straight from an Argentinian woman we meet on our wine tasting tour in Mendoza. So without further ado, bring on the empanada!

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Love Argentina Wine? Then Visit This Wine World Capital…

Careful: Argentina wine can spoil you for life.

It’s not just the wines – though Argentinian wines are very, very good – it’s the landscape.

Mendoza is a desert, but you’d probably never guess it.

Thanks to Andean snow melt, it remains lush and green year round, while fountains and irrigation canals run through the city center. Sycamore trees line the main square, which provide shade from the hot sun.

But what’s more striking is the view. The Andes mountain range looms over endless miles of vineyards, while rolling hills turn amber and crimson during autumn months.

It’s gorgeous!  But back to the wines…

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Cruising Patagonia; Chile and Argentina

Welcome to the end of the world. Cruising through Patagonia’s fjords, you’ll weave in and around countless inlets, islands and channels as you head towards the very end of South America.

While it may feel isolated, you are not alone. Elephant seals and Magellanic penguins are popular in this area (October is nesting season for penguins; breeding season for seals) and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to observe them in their natural habitat.

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