Argentines’ Dollar Crisis Deepens

While flying from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 2002, Wayne Bernhardson found himself seated next to an Argentine, bound for New York on business who, because his government had frozen bank accounts, found himself cashless. Now, ten years later, history may be repeating itself for foreign-bound Argentines.

The Geography of Argentina

The world’s eighth-largest country, most of Argentina is temperate lowlands, but its natural landscapes range from northeastern subtropical wetlands to the endless pampas grasslands, Andean uplands, and sprawling Patagonian steppes.

Moon Patagonia

Veteran travel writer Wayne Bernhardson covers the best sights and adventures that Patagonia has to offer, from viewing the jagged peaks of Cuernos del Paine and hiking on Argentina’s Moreno Glacier to visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Bernhardson also offers various trip strategies, including The Andean Lakes Loop and The Natural History Tour. Including […]

Parque Nacional Quebrada del Condorito

The world’s most famous carrion carnivore, the majestic Andean condor, reaches its easternmost range in the Altas Cumbres (High Summits) of the Sierras de Córdoba, where it lends its name to the area’s only national park.

El Bolsón, Argentina

El Bolsón, Argentine Patagonia’s counterculture capital, may be the place to replace your faded tie-dyes, but it’s also a beauty spot in a fertile valley between stunning longitudinal mountain ranges that provide fine hiking.

Parque Nacional Laguna Blanca in Northern Patagonia

Designated a major international wetland under the Ramsar convention, Parque Nacional Laguna Blanca has a large breeding population of striking black-necked swans. It’s also the place to spot coots, ducks, grebes, gulls, upland geese, and the occasional flamingo.

What to See in Palermo, Buenos Aires’s Largest Barrio

Buenos Aires’s largest barrio, Palermo enjoys the city’s widest open spaces—thanks to 19th-century dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas, whose private estate became the Parque Tres de Febrero. From the Japanese Garden to various museums, here’s what to see in Palermo.

Plan a Trip to Mendoza, a Modern City in the Shadow of the Andes

Many visitors find the provincial capital of Mendoza and its surrounding wine country so appealing that they stay longer than they expected. Located at one end of the Andes’ busiest highway crossing, Mendoza gets a steady stream of international visitors but also has a flourishing domestic travel industry.