Category Archives: Travel-South America

Where to stay in Guanacaste Costa Rica: Four Seasons

For this years ‘winter trip’ we decided to explore two different regions of Costa Rica: Guanacaste and Manuel Antonio.  Over the next few weeks I will be posting all sorts of tips, restaurant reviews, cool things to do in Costa Rica, the best surf spots and more!  To kick things off, let’s start with where to stay […]

Iguassu: Brazil side + Boat toar

The Brazilian side of Iguassu is incredible, shorter trails but you are right up close and you will get completely soaked! Check out some of the pics from the Brazil side: Ok, now that you have seen what the falls are like from above, you have to check them out from below by doing the […]

Iguassu: Argentina side

If you are staying on the Brazilian side of Iguassu (see previous post for where to stay), it is a a quick one hour drive over to the Argentina side.  You will need to bring your passports and stop and get some pecos (there is a gift shop about 10 mins before the boarder where […]

Where to stay in Iguassu

Iguazu Falls are the massive waterfalls of the Iguazu River that separate Argentine and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are one of the 7 World Wonders so when I say it is an amazing place to visit, believe me it is! Now, when planning a trip to see such an amazing place it only seems right to stay in […]

Graffiti: Valpariso, Chile

Covering the hills of Valpariso you will discover some of the most exquisite graffiti decorating the walls as you zig-zag your way around through the hills. These are some of the beautiful works we discovered on our way to Pablo Neruda’s house… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Where to eat in San Alfonso

Situated right on the beach of north Algarrobo (5min drive from San Alfonso) is a lovely restaurant called A Today Costa.  As you can see the setting is absolutely stunning, you can sit outside and enjoy the beach breeze or inside which has a very cozy setup with a fire place and big windows so you can enjoy […]

Matetic wine tour experience

One of the highlights of staying at La Casona (see previous post), is their packages which include various ways to explore their vineyard: Matetic. Instead of your average walk through/sit down wine tour at Matetic you can choose to horse back ride or bike through the vineyard; we chose the bike ride through the various parts […]

Where to stay in the Casablanca valley, Chile

If you are looking for that perfect combination of comfort and experience then you must stay at La Casona, a cozy,  7 room boutique hotel set in the Chilean countryside which is part of the Matetic Vineyards. The property is beautiful, very green with flowers lining the different walk ways and the views of the vineyards and country […]

Guide to Wine Tasting in the Casablanca Valley, Chile (full overview!)

50 miles northwest of Santiago (a short 45 drive) you will enter the Casablanca wine valley where some of your favorite Chilean wines come from! There are lots of tours like Uncorked, chile-wine.com, or  you can do it yourself….. As you can see from the map above there are a number of vineyards all within short driving […]

Traditional Chilean cuisine at Galindos

Open since 1968, located in the heart of Bellavista Galindo is one of the most well known establishments serving traditional Chilean dishes (the kind your grandma would make if you were Chilean) for the last 41 years! This bohemian style restaurant is casual with lots of outdoor seating (great for people watching as the street is quite […]