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

Reflections on 2017: An amazing and crazy year

2017 has been a most unusual and extraordinary year for our family. We rang in the year in California’s desert with our favorite people in the world, a welcome weekend getaway from our comfortable but hectic life in Los Angeles. We’ll celebrate the end of the year in Christchurch, New Zealand as a semi-nomadic family … 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

MontGras Winery: Becoming a family of wine makers in Chile

montgras wine chile

Prior to arriving in Chile we heard that Chileans are known to be friendly and welcoming. During our hosted visit to MontGras Winery in Chile’s Colchagua Valley our family was shown firsthand Chilean hospitality (and wine) at its finest. Gonzalo, our host, took us on a comprehensive tour of MontGras’ expansive property. As Californians and … Read more