Breaking Down our Travel Budget JetSetting Fools

Breaking down the travel budget: 44 days in South America

By nature, I’m a saver, but now that we are travelling full-time without any income, we’ve become spenders. As the self-appointed CFO of our Jetsetting Fools operation, we are spenders on a budget of $100 per day – total for both of us.… Read the rest

Border crossing from Argentina to Chile JetSetting Fools

Border crossing from Argentina to Chile

From Bariloche, we were heading west to Puerto Varas, which meant we would be encountering a border crossing from Argentina to Chile. We had a few options as to how we would make the crossing.

The glossy tourist office brochures suggested to make the trip via a picturesque lake crossing.Read the rest

Bariloche Sights JetSetting Fools

Bariloche sights beyond the main attractions

Traveling to new cities every couple of weeks (sometimes days!) has me on my toes – and my nose constantly in a map. It doesn’t take much for me to get all twisted around and head in the complete wrong direction for a few blocks.… Read the rest

Bariloche Craft Beer The Brews of Bariloche by

Bariloche craft beer: The Brews of Bariloche

Not only is Bariloche, Argentina saturated in exquisite natural beauty, it also boasts a hefty number of local breweries. It’s like Bariloche and I were made for each other (and I haven’t even mentioned all the chocolate shops!). Most of the Bariloche craft beer, called cerveza artesanal, is produced on a small scale using fresh, natural and local ingredients (most importantly the mountain water).… Read the rest

Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche JetSetting Fools

Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche

La Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, “Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi,” sits grandly with its steeple high in the clouds on a hill surrounded by evergreens near the banks of the lake. It is impossible to miss from almost any point in Bariloche, yet – we found – difficult to actually enter, as we couldn’t find mass times or visiting hours posted anywhere.… Read the rest

Llao-Llao Hotel JetSetting Fools

Operation Llao-Llao Hotel

We’ve read much about the highly acclaimed Llao-Llao Hotel (pronounced ‘Sh’ao-‘Sh’ao) and thought we’d sneak a peek at the resort that has an air of a finer-things-club. So, off we went on the #20 bus to the banks of Lago P.Read the rest

Patagonia Museum in Bariloche JetSetting Fools

The Patagonia Museum in Bariloche, Argentina

With rain forecasted and a fierce, cold wind racing across the lake, it was a perfect indoor kind of day…to the Patagonia Museum in Bariloche we went! Located right in Centro Civico, it houses exhibits about the natural history of the area, as well as the cultural history of the people (Information in English is provided throughout).… Read the rest

Parque Municipal Llao Llao Bariloche Argentina

A walk in the park: Parque Municipal Llao-Llao in Bariloche

The well-maintained paths at the Parque Municipal Llao-Llao in Bariloche, Argentina lead to incredible vistas set within their natural landscapes. The park is about an hour away from town (by an inexpensive bus ticket of about $1) and entrance to the park is free to visitors.… Read the rest

Gruta Virgen de las Nieves in Bariloche JetSetting Fools

Cerro Catedral and Gruta Virgen de las Nieves in Bariloche

The weather is turning cold in a hurry, but that didn’t keep us from exploring. On one bus route the city center, we could see two sights: the most prominent of peaks, Cerro Catedral, and the Gruta Virgen de las Nieves in Bariloche.… Read the rest

Colonia Suiza in Bariloche JetSetting Fools

Colonia Suiza in Bariloche, Argentina

The historic village of Colonia Suiza in Bariloche, Argentina is an hour bus ride away from the center of Bariloche and a travel back in time. The area was originally settled in 1895 by a Swiss family who had spent 10 years in Chile.Read the rest