Quasar Expeditions’ 4×4 PATAGONIA Driving Adventure

Explore Patagonia’s stunning natural terrain behind the wheel of your own Jeep. The luxury tour operator Quasar Expeditions has designed a new adventure for travelers looking to discover both Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia, including the famed Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and the awe-inspiring Perito Moreno Glacier. The exploration begins in Puerto Natales, … [Read more...]

ARGENTINA: Go Take a Hike!

Cynthia Blair Kane goes off the beaten track to explore some of Argentina’s most inspirational trails. We all know that what makes us put on our hiking boots and tie up our laces isn’t the act of putting one foot in front of the other, rather the experience of being surrounded by the phenomena that is the natural world. So imagine walking pristine dirt paths, then rounding a rugged ridge to … [Read more...]

Sip, Savor and Spa at the Vines Resort & Spa in MENDOZA, Argentina

A new luxe vacation residence to  open this spring in Argentina's most prestigious wine region with fire master chef Francis Mallman Arguably the most famous chef in Argentina, Francis Mallmann is joining the most anticipated new resort in Argentine wine country. Located in the picturesque Uco Valley, The Vines Resort & Spa will premiere Mallmann's new Siete Fuegos restaurant this March in … [Read more...]

CAFAYATE: Argentina’s Other Wine Country

David Jenison sips some vino and navigates a less traveled region producing some of Argentina's finest white wines. Most wine drinkers know about Mendoza, but the Salta region in central-north Argentina is the country’s fastest rising star. Cafayate, about four hours south of Salta city, leads the way with such international bodegas as Vasija Secreta, Quara, La Rosa, Nanni and … [Read more...]

Be A Winemaker For A Day In Mendoza, Argentina

Globetrotter David Jenison visits the Vines of Mendoza Blending Lab in Argentina and explains how to take your own experience home in a bottle. Bordeaux wine is one of the most famous blends in the world, and only six varietals are allowed in this French classic. Did you know Malbec is one of them? Mendoza and Malbec go together like Russia and vodka, but the resurging grape hails from … [Read more...]

wandermelon Is Going To Argentina!

Come tipple some Malbec and nibble some empanadas with us as we share details of the "New Years in Argentina" group adventure we are leading this December. The staff at wandermelon has decided it’s time to take some of the wonderful experiences we write about as travel writers off the page and bring them to life – and invite our readers along for the ride! We’re busy designing a whole new … [Read more...]

Mendoza, Argentina: Days of Wine and Rosés

Our recent wanderings through South America included Mendoza, Argentina, which drew us like a Malbec-powered magnet. About 600 miles due west of Buenos Aires (an hour and twenty minutes by plane, around 13 hours by bus, we opted for the former, thanks) this province sits on a wide, dry plain stretching out along a saw-toothed cordillera that forms the Andean border with Chile. Mendoza is … [Read more...]

Discovery Adventures

Discovery is jumping into the adventure trip game, inviting intrepid explorers and armchair travelers alike to join them on odysseys across the globe.  A tantalizing proposition indeed, as these journeys are inspired by the shows they are famous for and guided by erudite and entertaining experts, many of whom have advanced degrees in archaeology, biology and anthropology, not to mention the … [Read more...]

Mendoza, Argentina

Sleep Club Tapiz (Ruta 60 Maipu, Mendoza; +54-261-496-3433)  Sited in a century-old former bodega (winery), Club Tapiz offers an authentic, wine-tinted experience, including handsome, wood-floor guestrooms,  a rambling, wrap-around patio, and award-winning restaurant.  From the grassy central courtyard, guests look out to 25 acres of vines which surround the property. Park Hyatt Mendoza (Chile … [Read more...]