When we mentioned that our travel writers Joanna and Laurent knew their way around the backroads and corners of South America, we meant it. After more than two years of travel by bus, foot, river raft, and a handful of planes, they really have gotten to know the best that the continent has to offer. So, for the next two installments, let them guide you through the Andean northwest of Argentina, full of unique foods, more than a fair share of incredible nature, and some one-of-a-kind lodging that might just have you planning your own expedition quite soon.By Joanna Marracelli
Visiting the Northwest of Argentina is one of the highlights of any trip to South America. This region is different than the rest of the country. The people have a distinct look here, the food is rich and diverse, and even the nature is unlike anything else in Argentina. The landscape is shaped by colorful deserts with mountains in every shade including greens, pinks, purples and reds. Fertile valleys punctuate the mountains and this area is home to the country’s second best wine region.