More favorite restaurants in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Palermo Soho neighborhood

On a trip to Buenos Aires last month, I was delighted by the quality of food, wine and service in the restaurants in Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood, two adjoining districts that are home to young designer’s shops, ad agencies, cool cafes, and trendy boutique hotels. I have put together a list of restaurants and cafes […]

Mine Boutique Hotel: great service and stylish interiors in Buenos Aires

If you are planning to visit Buenos Aires and are wondering where to stay, I recommend the Mine Boutique Hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo Soho. Several things make Mine one of the best boutique hotels I’ve ever stayed in, but the one that stands out most and makes a big difference is service. The […]

Mapplr’s irreverent travel guide to Mendoza, Argentina

If you are going to Mendoza, Argentina to sample the incredible wine and cuisine in the region, here is a short travel guide with tips on where to stay and where to enjoy tasting menus with wine. The region of Mendoza is Argentina’s largest and most visited wine region. The wine produced here is mostly […]

Mapplr’s favorite boutique hotels in Mendoza, Argentina

If you are going to Mendoza, Argentina to sample the country’s finest wines, here are the best small hotels in the area. I strongly advise you not to stay in the center of the city of Mendoza because it’s quite ugly. Staying outside the city in one of the many little towns, close to boutique […]

Eating out in Mendoza, Argentina

A visit to Mendoza, Argentina means suspending all notions of dieting and sobriety, at least for a few days. Mendoza is Argentina’s premier wine growing region and that means enjoying the amazing food that goes well with their Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Merlots. I highly recommend savoring the tasting menus at the following three wineries, […]

Posada Borravino: intimate artsy country hotel in Mendoza, Argentina

If you are going to Mendoza, Argentina and are looking for an intimate boutique hotel that is close to small family owned wineries, don’t miss the Posada Borravino, a wonderful little country hotel in the town of Chacras de Corio, approximately 20 minutes from Mendoza airport. Posada Borravino has only eight rooms with a total […]

French tourists murdered in Salta, Argentina

The bodies of two young female French hikers were discovered on a hiking trail in Salta, Argentina last week. The women were shot to death at close range, one in the head, and the other in the back. One of the women appears to have been sexually assaulted. News reports say that the victims may […]