I’m joining up with my friend Krista for her Summer Vacation Linky Party. I wish I could say I’ve been on some amazing summer vacations recently…but that would be a lie! Since moving back to the United States we really haven’t been able to take many vacations. BUT, I have gone to some cool places so I thought I would share.
Just before getting married my husband and I went to Bariloche, Argentina! Bariloche is a very popular skiing destination during the winter in Argentina (a.k.a summer in the northern hemisphere). BUT, we went during the early spring. It was beautiful. I still can’t believe I’ve been to the Andes (3x)! If you ever get a chance to go – take it. It’s lovely! We didn’t take a single formal tour – we just rented a car a did our own thing. I had really never driven stick before – but somehow we survived! I would love to go back someday.
When we got married – my family came for the ceremony. Can you believe this was the first time they met Ariel?! The problem was they were in a foreign country and didn’t speak any Spanish. So instead of going on a honeymoon, we went on a family vacation to Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza is also in the Andes and is wine country. If you get any wines from Argentina (like Malbec) they are probably from Mendoza. I’ve been to Mendoza twice, and unfortunately both times were in the winter. It’s supposed to be absolutely beautiful in the summer! The city of Mendoza is a startling contrast to Buenos Aires. Mendoza is soooooooo clean! It’s refreshing after dog-poop infested Buenos Aires.
This was the first time my husband ever experienced snow! It was novel and fun at the time. After 3 winters 3 winters in Chicago – it’s lost it’s luster!
One summer we were lucky enough to come to the United States to visit my family. We were able to spend a week in Minnesota with family. It was lovely and exactly what we needed after so much time in a HUGE city! I know Minnesota isn’t the most exotic of places – but we were happy! In fact, we’ll be going back to the same cabin in a couple of weeks.
Join the fun and share you best vacations! I’d love to add new places to my vacation wish list!
P.S. We still haven't had a honeymoon - we dream about going to Europe someday though!