Adventures in South America!

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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An Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

An 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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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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Fab Photos Friday: A Wrap Up of Isla de la Plata, Ecuador!

Fab Photos Friday:  A Wrap Up of Isla de la Plata, Ecuador!

I have spent the last two weeks as a volunteer diver in Ecuador.  The diving here can be tough, and it is not easy to get out to the sites, either.  Luxury is not available in Puerto Lopez.  But I thought the boat was as comfortable as I could have hoped for, and the hotel […]

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Drama on the High Seas!

Drama on the High Seas!

Here I am, in Ecuador, on a volunteer dive trip, and it is drama after drama around here!  Isla de la Plata, Educador is one happening place! I have already blogged about the Humpback Whale we found entangled and could not save, so I won’t go into that.  (Not All Entanglements End Happily).  So let’s […]

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