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Villa Crespo, Buenos Aires, Argentina By Roy Heale Sometimes referred to as “Palermo Queens”, the Villa Crespo barrio is located at the southern end of Palermo Soho with the unspoiled charm of  tree-lined, cobble stone streets for which Buenos Aires is renowned. However, this neighbourhood is much less touristy than its Palermo neighbours and the […]

Gay-Friendly Rosario, Argentina

Gay-Friendly Rosario, Argentina

  By Roy Heale Rosario is a radiant city on the move with a tolerant and gay-friendly population. The city is nestled in a gentle twist of the mighty Paraná River about 300 km northwest of the city of Buenos Aires. Due to this close proximity to the Capital City, it is often overlooked as […]

Gay-Friendly Azur Real Boutique Hotel, Cordoba, Argentina

  By Roy Heale In the center of Argentina—about 700 km northwest of Buenos Aires—with a student population of more than 300,000, Cordoba is a bustling, gay-friendly city. With nearly 1.5 million people, and 3.2 million in the region, Cordoba still has a small town feel to it with a variety of neighbourhoods and parks […]

Gay-Friendly Hotel Rosario, Argentina

    By Roy Heale You know that you have arrived at a gay-friendly Hotel when the local gay guide is displayed prominently in the hotel lobby along with other tourist information brochures. Such was the case when I arrived at The Plaza del Sol Hotel in the heart of downtown Rosario and the De […]

Mendoza’s Gay Vendimia—Wine Festival in March

By Roy Heale Located in the Andes mountain range of Argentina, Mendoza is a year-round vacation destination. Renowned globally for being the capital of Argentina’s wine making industry—-especially the renowned Malbecs—Mendoza is also a center for skiing in the higher peaks during July, August, and September. The annual Vendimia wine festival in March is the […]

Puerto Madryn, Argentina Vacation Essentials

Puerto Madryn, Argentina Vacation Essentials

By Roy Heale Located at the heart of one of Argentina’s most popular eco-tourism destinations is the port city of Puerto Madryn. From this central point eco-tours depart daily for whale watching, visits to the sea lion colonies, the penguin settlements, wildlife parks, dolphin watching, and much more of the local wildlife. The region is […]

Penguins, Dolphins, and Welsh History in Patagonia, Argentina

By Roy Heale One of the most fascinating and enjoyable day trips from Puerto Madryn, Argentina is the journey south to visit the penguin reserve at Punta Tombo. With stops along the way for Dolphin watching and a traditional Welsh Tea in the historic town of Gaiman this is a full day of unequaled activities. […]

The Valdez Peninsula, Argentina—An Open-Air Zoo

By Roy Heale Located about 1400 kms south of Buenos Aires in Patagonia, the Valdez Peninsula is an astonishing sanctuary of wild life, unique in the world. It is protected by a group of National and Provincial Parks know as the Reservations of Punta Norte, Caleta Valdés, Punta Delgada, Punta Pirámides and the Isla de […]

Going Gay at FIT in Buenos Aires

By Roy Heale With a great deal of fanfare and excitement The 15th annual FIT Latin America (International Tourism Fair of Latin America) is taking place once again in Buenos Aires from October 30th to November 2nd. Last year the four day event was attended by almost 83,000 people and approximately 40% of these were […]

Where Nature Is Close At Hand—Puerto Madryn, Argentina

By Roy Heale Named in 1865 by the original settlers in honor of a Welsh Baron, the Atlantic coastal town and seaside resort of Puerto Madryn is renowned as the whale watching capital of Argentina. It is also the gateway to the Peninsula Valdes World Natural Heritage sanctuary since 1999 and a major wildlife conservation […]

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Great Boutique Hotel in Beltline Community

Hotel Elan, Calgary, Alberta, Canada By Roy Heale In the heart of downtown Calgary the trendy, residential community known as the Beltline is close to the business center of the city plus the hip restaurants, clubs, and boutiques of the 17th Avenue Entertainment District. For this reason a number of boutique hotels have recently located […]