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The 3 Best Tourist Attractions in the Fabulous City of Buenos Aires

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The 3 Best Tourist Attractions in the Fabulous City of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was a fantastic surprise when I visited in January of 2017, and these are the 3 Best Tourist attractions in my opinion. I did not expect the incredible European architecture, the cosmopolitan city, and the diversity of its citizens. My friend Annie and I very wisely chose a great, private tour company,  Maria Corbalon […]

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Enjoy a Day Trip to El Candelaria del Monte outside of Buenos Aires!

Enjoy a Day Trip to El Candelaria del Monte outside of Buenos Aires!

There are several popular day trips out of Buenos Aires, but going to an Estancia, or ranch, is one of the most popular. Maria Corbalan, our custom tour guide, sent us for a day to Candelaria del Monte, a working ranch two hours from Buenos Aires in the Argentine Pampas. The home has 7 guest […]

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Check Out Tigre, a Cool Day Trip out of Buenos Aires!

Check Out Tigre, a Cool Day Trip out of Buenos Aires!

While in Buenos Aires my friend Annie and I were excited to take a day trip to Tigre, a town north of the city. Of course our trip was arranged by the fabulous Maria Corbalan Bespoke Tours. Tigre, a popular town for tourists north of Buenos Aires, is on an island in the Parana Delta. We […]

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I Loved the Incomparable Four Seasons in Buenos Aires!

I Loved the Incomparable Four Seasons in Buenos Aires!

And who wouldn’t? It is pretty darn close to perfect. The Four Seasons never disappoints, and the Four Seasons Buenos Aires was the highlight of a wonderful trip to Buenos Aires! So…what did I love about the Four Seasons? Fresh flowers are always the first thing I notice when entering a lobby, and the Four […]

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Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

San Telmo is nothing if not colorful and full of life. What I did not know is that they tango in the marketplace on Sundays! Buenos Aires is the heart and soul of tango. Tango is everywhere! There are tango shows, both large and small, tango clubs, tango lessons, and tango on the street corners. […]

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A Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

A Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

Cemeteries are not usually on my “to visit” list, but there are exceptions, and Recoleta Cemetery is one. Arlington Cemetery, Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, some of the cemeteries in New Orleans (which I truthfully have never visited) are a few of them. The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is definitely an exception, and if you […]

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My Visit to Buenos Aires was Unexpected in Many Ways!

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My Visit to Buenos Aires was Unexpected in Many Ways!

Why visit Buenos Aires? About a year ago I posted a question on Facebook: where should I go next? Annie, a woman I met on a Ray of Hope Citizen Science Expedition in the Yucatan, wrote back and said, how about Antarctica? And to get to Antarctica one has to go either through Buenos Aires […]

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A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

There is no better introduction to Buenos Aires than a stay at the Palacio Duhau, or Park Hyatt Buenos Aires! This 5 Star hotel is located in the Recoleta, an upper end residential neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. The Recoleta is known for its elegance, shopping, fine dining, and beautiful European style architecture. It is […]

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The Best of 2014

The Best of 2014

The last few years have been, for me, at least, a perfect storm. Circumstances have conspired to create the most challenging years of my life.  So much so, that there have been times I have almost had to laugh at the continuing onslaught.  Although 2014 has been a year of challenge, there have been moments of […]

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Ecuador and Volunteer Tourism

Ecuador and Volunteer Tourism

Leaving Ecuador on the red-eye through Miami last Thursday to my home in Dallas, I have to admit I was quite tired.  My trip to Puerto Lopez, Ecuador in order to dive Isla de la Plata (the Poor Man’s Galapagos) for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, to photograph Giant Manta Rays, was both challenging and inspiring at […]

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