In a recent Portrait of American Travelers study, it was noted that 67% of American travelers now express an interest in experiencing foreign foods. That is up from 51% just 2 years ago. Millenials showed the most interest while mature travelers showed the least interest. I wonder if that is partially due to tv celebrities like Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain who travel around the world eating local food? At any rate, it seems that will eventually hurt the malls I've seen in foreign countries that have nothing but American fast food restaurants in them.
South America is definitely an area where local chefs are developing cuisines that are evolving and enticing travelers.
Travel in South America can often be a problem because many times you have to fly to a major hub in order to connect with another city, which adds time and cost. Here are a few new routes to make things more convenient for travel in Chile and Argentina.
We feel that the area of the Valdes Pensinsula in Argentina does not get the attention that it deserves. The strong currents make it an ideal spot for the development of a rich fauna in the area which is, no doubt, the highlight of a visit to the area. In areas such as Valdes Peninsula and Puerto Deseado unique species as Southern Right whales (from late June to mid December), various species of dolphins, orcas, southern elephant seals, South American sea lions, Magellanic penguins (from late September to March), and various species of cormorants among others congregate. All of these areas are ideal for bird viewing. Together with the wildlife, Welsh settlements are to be visited and the famous Welsh Tea will be ready for visitors for fascinating Valdes Peninsula tours! A true wildlife paradise!
Jim has been an agent for over 20 years and has specialized in South America for much of that time