5 relaxing things to do in Bariloche, Argentina

things to do in bariloche with kids

San Carlos de Bariloche sits at the northern edge of Argentine Patagonia in the Lake District, but its appearance and vibe are different than any other area of Patagonia we visited. As a haven for vacationers from Buenos Aires and backpackers finishing up the hard-core trekking circuit of the south (see how we did the … Read more

A delectable family cooking class in Buenos Aires, Argentina

family cooking class in buenos aires

The smell of sautéed onions, bell peppers and garlic filled the kitchen. Our children 6 and 3 years old were laughing wearing their chef’s hats and aprons as Norma guided them gently through the process of forming and filling their own homemade empanadas. As a parent, it was a pleasure watching their little hands form … Read more

Seeing Patagonia animals up close with Argentina Vision

There is something magical about getting up close and personal with animals in their own habitats. When we started planning our family gap year trip, we knew that wildlife spotting would be a big draw for our little kids but we didn’t realize just how amazing and accessible parts of Argentine Patagonia could be. Many … Read more

The best easy El Chalten hiking options (and everything else you need to know)

el chalten trekking

When you visit a place like Patagonia, so much of the conversation between travelers sounds like a brag book of code names as you all go around the same well-trodden circuit of tourist destinations. It’s just the reality of a trip to Patagonia: given that many areas are too remote to have services like hostels … Read more

El Chalten, Patagonia Restaurant Guide

Restaurante patagonia El Chalten

We had an amazing time trekking El Chalten during our family trip to Patagonia, but the long days on the trail left us with little energy for our usual money-saving plan to cook dinner at “home”. Fortunately, the El Chalten restaurant scene is alive and well! Despite the remote location, they were some of the … Read more