Tag: South America
From the lush foothills of the Andes Mountains to the cacti-dotted deserts in the south and the vineyards along La Ruta del Vino, Salta Province in northwest Argentina is, in one word, beautiful. In fact, capital city Salta’s nickname, Salta la Linda, means “Salta the Beautiful,” a label some locals in Cafayate apply to their own town.
Although remote, northern Argentina boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in South America. Fly into Salta, and spend a day or two admiring its colonial architecture and visiting its outstanding museums. Then, venture beyond to discover two more of the region’s wonders.
One highlight of any trip to South America is all the amazing local shops, handicrafts and authentic pieces you can take away as a memento from the trip. Not only is the shopping aspect a fun family activity on your next trip, and you get away with some great gifts, but the entire experience is a fun memory to have with the kids. The extra special attention you pay to the tradition and craftsmanship behind a simple piece we may take for granted at home is all the more special on a family trip.
One thing about a new destination you may have to adjust to while traveling with kids is the local cuisine. While some families revel in the opportunity to fly to exotic destinations and taste their way through the country, others have some choosey eaters on their hands. A compromise for families on both sides of the coin? Authentic South American cuisine. For foodies, there’s nothing better; for skeptics, the popular American-ized versions back at home can help even some of the more challenging dishes may seem approachable.
South America is home to some of the most interesting cultural traditions, rich aboriginal history and unending natural beauty. Across the continent, the rugged, rural terrain is home to small villages and wide-open spaces ready for adventure and exploration, but plays well against the modern metropolises of growing cities.
For the wine aficionados in your family or for anyone seeking a great foodie getaway filled with champion grapes and South American cuisine, Chile is truly a dream destination. The scenic beauty, metropolitan cities, quaint towns and mix of leisure and adventure outdoor activities lend well to all ages and interests.