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Argentina to Chile through the Andes

From Mendoza, Argentina we took a 7 hour bus ride into Santiago, Chile via┬áCATA International. The bus systems here in Argentina, like trains in Europe, are the more affordable alternative to airplane travel. There are tons of bus companies who run all over Argentina and South America that provide a safe and reliable service. We paid an extra $20 pesos …

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FOTO FRIDAY: Mendoza Wine Cellar

This week’s photo was taken from deep inside the Chandon Winery in Mendoza, Argentina during our Mendoza Bicycle Wine Tour. Read all about our Bicycle Wine Tour in Mendoza Argentina Check out more photos from Mendoza, Argentina  

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Argentina Celebrates 200 Years

Yesterday we returned from Mendoza and Chile to a chaotic and joyous celebration. This past week the city of Buenos Aires has been the center of ceremonies for Argentina’s Bicentennial anniversary. 2010 marks 200 years since Argentina revolted against the Spanish to gain their independence. BA has been buzzing lately with concerts, parades and ceremonies throughout the city. One of …

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Bicycle Wine Tour in Mendoza

While in Mendoza, Dad and I ventured out on a Bicycle Wine Tour in Lujan (outside of Mendoza) for a day of wine tasting, cardio and chaos. This is how it went down… 9am – Caught a public bus at the bus stop near the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Mendoza. Although we had no guide and a poorly marked bus …

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Expanding Your Comfort Zone – The Best of Hawaii’s Extreme Side

Hawaii is synonymous with relaxation; the palm trees, the beaches, and the smooth tumble of the waves create the ideal atmosphere for stress relief. While this is certainly an attractive type of Hawaiian vacation, using your time on the Islands to expand your adventurous horizons is another terrific way to go. The tropical jungles and unspoiled stretches of beach and …