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Unique Vik Retreats

July 20, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Art and architecture focused, guest centric and a true labor of love for Alex and Carrie Vik, the four unique VIK Retreat properties, including Uruguay’s Estancia VIK, Playa VIK and Bahia VIK, and Chile’s wine-focused Vina VIK, exemplify the very best of what immersive travel experiences can offer. Whether your journey takes you to Uruguay’s [...]

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Food & Wine in Bolivia

July 13, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Bolivia is one of the least visited countries in South America, and it’s not necessarily built for tourism outside of the major cities. Transportation can be spotty with uninformed taxi drivers and crowded busses. Prices often seem arbitrary if inexpensive, and it’s likely vendors won’t want to break the large bills you get at airport [...]

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Chile Wine Tours Redux

June 15, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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We can’t get enough of South American wine. There’s just something about the Latin American grapes that keeps us coming back again and again. Chile, in particular, is renowned for its cool coastal breezes, extended warm summers and moderate rainfall– all of which are pretty ideal for winemaking… and for dream vacations! When we first [...]

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Top 10 Brazil Dining Experiences

May 11, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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A diverse melting pot of European, African and pre-Columbian indigenous peoples, Brazil is a highly multiethnic destination where cuisine can vary widely by region. However, one thing remains consistent from the southern border with Uruguay to the Northern Amazon basin and everywhere in between— Brazilians love to eat, and they consider mealtime sacred. It should [...]

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Chile Wine Tours

January 12, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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With its moderate rainfall, cool coastal breezes and extended warm summers spanning almost from November through March, it’s easy to see why Chileans have been making wine since the mid-16th century when European settlers first arrived with Spanish grapes in tow. Despite a long history of domestic winemaking, however, it wasn’t until the 19th century [...]

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Argentina Wine Tours We Love

October 15, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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From arid desserts and cascading waterfalls, to lush forests and even magnificent glaciers, Argentina is a land of picturesque and diverse beauty, abundant natural resources and an ancient and storied culture. It also is home to, perhaps, the richest history of winemaking outside of Europe, primarily in its sweeping plains and wide valleys. All in [...]

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VIP’s Favorite Foodie Experiences

July 30, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Cooking class in Mendoza, Argentina

If you snap pictures to post on Instagram of everything from wood-fired pizza to the perfect roll of sushi at each restaurant you visit or regularly dine at 5 Star eateries, you might be a foodie. If you turn your nose up at chains and seek out only off-the-beaten path restaurants serving up authentic gastronomic [...]

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3 New VIP Wine Tours in Buenos Aires!

September 18, 2012 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
buenos aires wine tasting tour

Wine lovers and foodies unite! VIP Tour Group trip designers have partnered with local Sommelier guide Jeaninne Sanz-Bernay in Buenos Aires to host our clients for the most unique and enlightening wine tasting tours, popping in to different wineries and restaurants in local tapas bars or in the comfort of your own hotel room. We [...]

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A Honeymooner’s Journey in Brazil

August 17, 2011 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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As we browsed websites, books, and magazines looking for honeymoon ideas, we realized we had two options. We could either go somewhere where we felt comfortable navigating the language and culture ourselves or we could entrust our trip to a travel company whose skills would allow us to venture into a culture completely unknown to [...]

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Peru-A Culinary Odyssey

August 10, 2011 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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It continues in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which includes Andean food and Peruvian pisco, and then on to Machu Picchu. We cant forget about the special 5 course introduction to Novoandina in Cuzco and last but certainly not least, the trip closes in Lake Titicaca where guests may take a boat excursion to [...]

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