7 Top Hotels Around the World

From time to time, we come across outstanding hotels and locations that are difficult to beat. Here are our current 7 top hotels around the world: Nakamanda Resort, Krabi Thailand – Contemporary Thai interiors and perfect service make this our favorite Thai beach resort. Quiet, intimate and relaxing. Son Brull Mallorca – Modern design in a restored […]

Posada Verde Oliva – close to Mendoza, Argentina but far enough away

Visiting Mendoza without staying in Mendoza. The Posada Verde Oliva offers the best opportunity to do so. The hotel is situated in Coquimbito, in Maipu, where many very good wineries are located. But the location is not all that the Posada has to offer. Hospitality has been declared the leitmotiv at Posada Verde Oliva. Argentina is […]

San Martin de Los Andes and Pucon

San Martin de Los Andes in Argentina and Pucon in Chile are two all-season resorts in the southern Andes region. Both are surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains. They are popular summer and winter destinations, providing activities such as skiing as well as hiking, boating and swimming. Pucon is in the “lake district” of Chile, and is […]

Llao Llao hotel and Cassis restaurant in Bariloche, Argentina

Llao Llao hotel lies 25km west of San Carlos de Bariloche in Southern Argentina. It was originally built in 1934 at the edge of a national park. It is on a spectacular setting on a ridge surrounded by lakes with the snow-capped Andes Mountain range in the background. It is an all season resort serving skiers in the winter and […]

Travel guide to El Calafate, Argentina

The southern part of Chile and Argentina is vast, and there are many places to visit.  For a short itinerary we recommend visiting El Calafate for the incredible Perito Moreno glacier nearby; El Chaltén, the hiking capital of Argentina, two hours drive away overlooking Mt. Fitzroy, and Torres Del Paine national park in Chile.  It […]

Serena: elegant luxury hotel in Buenos Aires

Located in the posh Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the Serena Hotel is one of the newest additions to city’s luxury boutique hotels. It is within walking distance from the upscale Patio Bullrich shopping mall in the heart of the city.  Serena has 34 stylish premium rooms specially designed for comfort and privacy. Especially suited […]

Travel advisory Argentina: Volcanic ash cloud in Villa La Angostura, Bariloche

I have just returned from a trip to the beautiful Seven Lakes region of southern Argentina which encompasses the popular ski resort of Bariloche. Unfortunately, Villa La Angostura, one of the loveliest little towns nestled between the lakes and the mountains, is buried under ash. I could barely see the sky, let alone the blue […]