Visiting Estancia Villa Maria in Argentina’s Pampas

Italians have their villas, the French and Swiss have their chateaus, and The English have their manors. In the Argentinian countryside, these lavish country estates are known as estancias. About an hour’s drive south of Buenos Aires, the luxurious Estancia Villa Maria awaits on 1,542 perfectly manicured acres. With it’s eleven well-appointed suites, elegant common rooms and gourmet… Continue reading Visiting Estancia Villa Maria in Argentina’s Pampas

Leaving Sixty-Nine Behind: Traveling to Country Number Seventy

Argentina beckons. In two weeks I’ll be strolling down the rambling streets of Buenos Aires, visiting the land of gauchos, estancias, and the birthplace of the tango for the first time. Argentina will become my 70th country in the world to visit. I have mixed feelings about this number “70”, partly because 69 seems intriguing to many people (and… Continue reading Leaving Sixty-Nine Behind: Traveling to Country Number Seventy