São Luís, the Island Capital of Maranhão

Maranhão’s island capital is bursting with cultural riches and has a flavor quite unlike any other of Brazil’s northeastern cities. São Luís is a seafood lover’s paradise with a colonial center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read on for accommodations, nightlife, and everything else you need to plan a visit.

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.

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.

Visiting the Capital City of Santa Fe in Argentina

Capital of its province, the city of Santa Fe plays second fiddle to youthful Rosario in economics and culture, but it has a core of colonial monuments that no other nearby place can match. It also enjoys easy access to the middle Paraná islands, thanks to a series of bridges across the river’s tributaries to the city of Paraná, Entre Ríos.