The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only … Read more
When you think of Argentina, chances are Salta isn’t the first city to come to mind. But this town of 620,000 is eager to change that, and they are on … Read more
With its back to the world, the town of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Argentina, casts its gaze to the South. From here, the southernmost city in the world, the big view is across the Beagle Channel, where Charles Darwin passed through, over the string of mountainous Chilean islands, and beyond to Antarctica. Close to town, find may other great views and hikes.
Editor’s note: As a result of the 2020 pandemic, Context Travel has introduced an excellent series of virtual seminars. These live, scholar-led courses even allow time for discussion and questions. … Read more
Regularly, we wonder what the heck we’re doing. What’s the point of our travels, other than entertaining and edifying ourselves? What’s our purpose in working on this blog, other than … Read more
A drive into the high desert from Salta, Argentina tells you why it’s called a desert. Although the Andes mountains in the far distance are still covered with spring snow, … Read more
The high Andean desert on the road between Salta and Cachi, Argentina. This particular view is from the Cuesta del Obispo, the hill of the bishop. According to the story, … Read more