Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

There’s really no ambiguity when it comes to naming the reason why Ushuaia, Argentina is a popular destination for travelers. Sure, it’s in a beautiful location nestled between the Beagle Channel and snow-capped peaks. Sure, it’s the capital of the famous wild lands of Tierra del Fuego province. Sure, it’s been designated as a tax-free … Read more

Summer Storm in Argentina

We departed our beloved Buenos Aires early on a Friday morning. 2,000 miles stretched before us and we planned to tackle the long journey south, including two international borders, over the course of four days. For us, this actually meant relatively leisurely drives of 10-12 hours per day, but for many overlanders, that is considered … Read more

Prepped Veggies

This is a series detailing some of what appear at first to be more mundane details of a place, but will hopefully be illuminating as insights into the grind behind the “glamour.”  Power, Water, and Internet For the most part, it’s been a month without worries about basic elements of the city’s infrastructure. Tap water … Read more

Home in San Telmo

January 30th, 2014 | Posted by Brianna in Argentina | Lodging | The Places We've Been - (7 Comments)
Beautifully Tiled Bathroom

Having visitors tends to mean, among other things of course, that we have an excuse to look for lodging far nicer than we would if it were just the two of us. It’s not that any of our guests have been picky or demanding, but rather that being a group of people in a home … Read more

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

In 1903, a Teatro Nacional opened at 1860 Santa Fe in Buenos Aires’ Barrio Norte. It offered over 900 seats and for almost 100 years, presented a variety of arts – performance, film, and otherwise. In 1919, it was purchased and remodeled by Austrian born Max Glucksmann, a music industry man in Argentina, who expanded … Read more

Dollars and pesos

Argentina has historically had some problems with inflation. Official government estimates, for example, put the most recent 12 month period at a rate of 10.9%. Independent estimates say that number is likely closer to 30%. In short, this means that a trip to the grocery store that cost $100 a year ago costs $130 today. … Read more

Caminito, Buenos Aires

We recently had our second set of visitors join us for a segment of our journey. My dad and stepmom, Randy and Jane, made the long trip south from the Kansas City winter to enjoy some Buenos Aires summertime. So exciting! Here is how our week went down. Monday (January 6th) On Monday morning we … Read more

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I’m fairly positive any “introduction” to Buenos Aires is destined to fall woefully short. Argentina’s buzzing capital of 13 million (making it the second largest metro area in South America after São Paulo and, by most measures, one of the twenty largest cities in the world) is one of the most culturally rich and complex … Read more

Córdoba, Argentina

January 6th, 2014 | Posted by Ian in Argentina | The Places We've Been - (9 Comments)
On La Cañada in Córdoba, Argentina

We arrived in Córdoba having done tragically little research on the city. Besides knowing it had a million and half residents (making it Argentina’s second largest city), and that it was located in the geographic center of the country on the fertile Pampas, we were pretty in the dark about what to expect. Alas, that … Read more

Villazón La Quiaca Crossing as Viewed from Villazón

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more