Argentina to Chile through the Andes

From Mendoza, Argentina we took a 7 hour bus ride into Santiago, Chile via CATA 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 … Continued

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   GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a passion for slow, meaningful … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Paragliding in Mendoza

Stocking up the truck in Mendoza, Argentina as we look out to the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the distance. The drive up to our paragliding take-off spot was scary, but once we jumped off the side of the mountain, with our parachute above and Mendoza below, it was peaceful and beautiful. Read the … Continued

Flying through the Andes in Mendoza

Jumping off a cliff at the base of the Andes Mountains is a bit risky. With that being said, It would’ve made me feel better if we hadn’t been picked up to do so in a beat-up, rusted-red, Chevy Neon. Maybe it was the broken windshield or the stalling at red lights but something doesn’t … Continued

Buenos Aires to Mendoza sin Vomiting

The guy sitting next to me was about to blow chunks right before take off. He was a first time flyer and his two buddies across the aisle wouldn’t let it down. Don’t get me wrong, I love it when close friends fake dry-heving to get someone else to vomit but just not when the … Continued

Buenos Aires Tips from Dad

Here are some tips I should share with you regarding my father’s arrival and first few days in Buenos Aires. 1. Check the Terminal: Dad arrived on Friday morning at Ezieza International Airport and it should have been a very easy pick-up. The only problem was that I didn’t realize there was more than one … Continued

The Great Animals of the Great Barrier Reef

If you’re visiting the Great Barrier Reef or Whitsundays Islands you’re probably a nature lover, and of course, an animal lover. So we’ve put together some of the most popular and exciting animal sight-seeing activities just for you: Snorkeling Snorkeling is a rite of passage when visiting a Great Barrier Reef island, like Hayman. Diving … Continued

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