Travel Contests: Week of August 27, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! ( contest) Win a Catalina Island getaway Win a two-week holiday to amazing Thailand with Anantara (on Facebook or Instagram) Win a 3-night stay at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the #TBT Facebook giveaway (on Facebook) Win a wine-themed trip […]

Tips on José Ignacio, Uruguay—a chic, bohemian holiday destination

Veuve Clicquot Polo Match at Estancia Vik

Located 12 miles northeast of the bustling town of Punta del Este, José Ignacio has become Uruguay’s most coveted holiday destination over the last five years. The prime time to visit is from December 23 through January 10, when there are festive parties, international polo matches and visitors from all over the world. I have frequented […]

The Vines of Mendoza, a new resort in Argentina

The sun shares some rays in this view from The Vines of Mendoza

Over New Year’s, I was fortunate to be among the first to stay at the brand new The Vines of Mendoza, a resort and spa located in Mendoza’s wine-rich Uco Valley in Argentina. Located 600 miles west of Buenos Aires, the region produces two-thirds of Argentina’s wine. As soon as we arrived at the Mendoza airport, we […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 28, 2013

Travel contests August 28, 2013

This week’s travel contests include: Win a week-long Disney cruise Win a DreamWorks experience aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise Win $10,000 toward your dream vacation from the Travel Channel Win a $5,000 wine-themed trip to Argentina

Park Hyatt’s Masters of Food and Wine in Mendoza, Argentina

Booth at the San Telmo Market

By Nicole Rodriguez: Getting there: Am I really going to Argentina? Well, here’s the friendly flight attendant giving me warm peanuts and my choice of beverage. Am I really leaving my two kids, who have so much going on and are handfuls? Oh, here’s my personal movie screen with the latest movies, King’s Speech anyone? […]

A Weekend in Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires


By Amy Scott: Palermo Place is a new hotel in the Palermo Hollywood neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Noticing that the best hotels in the city were arguably downtown or in Recoleta, the American owners wanted to offer business and leisure travelers a high-end experience in Palermo, which in the past few years has become […]

The Seduction of Argentina


The Seduction of Argentina It’s easy to fall in love with this South American country with its well-crafted wine, culinary & arts culture Written and Photographed by Karen Loftus Buenos Aires Known as the Paris of South America or, in some circles, Eva Peron’s City, Buenos Aires is by far the most European city in […]

Memorial Day in Connecticut & Rio


Greetings from Connecticut! This week, we finish up our trip to South America in style as we travel from Argentina to Rio and check in to one of the world’s most famous hotels: The Copacabana Palace. You won’t want to miss this or one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We then spend […]