The Traveling Steve's

South America

Bye to Mendoza: Heading home to Orlando!
Bye to Mendoza: Heading home to Orlando!

Bye to Mendoza: Heading home to Orlando!

Our trip back to Orlando was much easier than our two night journey getting down to Mendoza. Fortunately unlike our outbound trip (which left right before Hurricane Irma was to strike and we had overnight flight delays), going home, all…

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo
Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Our second day wine-pairing lunch was at Casa El Enemigo.  We had been there last year, and as it was late May (Autumn in Argentina) then, we sat outside and enjoyed the colorful views.  This visit was in early September,…

Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1
Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

We started our first of two days of wine touring around 9:45am, with Alejandro picking us up at our hotel, the Park Hyatt Mendoza. We were scheduled to have three days of touring, however as noted in the previous couple…

Welcome to Mendoza Argentina 2019!
Welcome to Mendoza Argentina 2019!

Welcome to Mendoza Argentina 2019!

We finally arrived to Mendoza on Sunday (Labor Day Weekend) after traveling from Orlando since Friday. The last couple posts detailed the flight delays we had on American Airlines, however as Murphy’s Law would again have it, we had one…

Labor Day Weekend in Mendoza: Escaping from Hurricane Dorian!
Labor Day Weekend in Mendoza: Escaping from Hurricane Dorian!

Labor Day Weekend in Mendoza: Escaping from Hurricane Dorian!

I’m a bit behind with my posting as we were in Virginia most of the summer, and just got back from Mendoza, Argentina. On the last post I started a post about my brother’s wedding weekend in Roanoke, which was…

Touring Wine Country in Montevideo
Touring Wine Country in Montevideo

Touring Wine Country in Montevideo

On our first full day in Montevideo, we took a wonderful wine tour to a family winery which included a private room lunch with wine pairing.  As we got ready for breakfast, we had a nice view out the window…

Happy Birthday DOS! Flight to Montevideo!
Happy Birthday DOS!  Flight to Montevideo!

Happy Birthday DOS! Flight to Montevideo!

I’m a bit behind in my blog as the year is quickly winding down.  Steve (DOS) and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Montevideo, Uruguay.  I’ll try to catch up on my posting this week, and tonight…

Layover in Sao Paulo Airport Hotel and onward Flight to Johannesburg
Layover in Sao Paulo Airport Hotel and onward Flight to Johannesburg

Layover in Sao Paulo Airport Hotel and onward Flight to Johannesburg

We had a nice 8 hour overnight flight to Sao Paulo on an American Airlines Boeing 777-300 jet from Miami.  We had Business Class seats seats 3D and 3K (2 adjacent aisle seats in the center section of the 1…