Cafayate at Night

Cafayate at night provides a very picturesque postcard. The principal plaza serves, as in many small towns, both as the main attraction and the classic point of gathering for locals and tourist.  Proof of this can be observed by the vibrant art and restaurant scene around its perimeter and the constant vibrations produced by the influx of people coming and going to the area.

You can find the, now famous, emapanada salteña almost at every culinary stop. This has become a staple on the northern cuisine. Expect also to discover many small wine shops with the most delicated wine bottles produced in the region.
Due to its altitude and terroir, Calafate presents an outstanding opportunity to the growth and development of wine production. It’s local variety, Torrontés, provides a very fresh and cool wine that can be pair with almost any flavor. It’s a favorite on Asian and thai food, due to its acidic and crisp balance. In its many acres, wine producers grow Tannat, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, etc.
There are many wineries open to visitors and also a Museum specialized in the production and distribution of wines from the region. Cafayate is considered as a top contender for wine production in the world. Some experts prefer their wine production to the other regions of South America such as Mendoza in Argentina and Coquimbo and Atacama regions in Chile.
There are many beautiful activities and journeys to proceed while on the Northwestern region of Argentina. Cafayate presents a very competitive opportunity due to its established infrastructure, accessibility and proximity to many landmark sites: From the Quebrada de las Conchas (Shell’s Ravine), to the many great wineries, to the local and vibrant art scene, there are many interesting plans available in a close radius. A ideal start for your photo tour in the Northwest.

Enhancing your Photography Tour skills

Fire Flies by Keith Carter
Fireflies by Keith Carter

There are many photographers that claim that you only have to step outside your door to capture amazing photos. That’s the case of Keith Carter, who would not travel more than a 50 miles radius from its location to capture very interesting photos. It’s true that not everyone is Mr. Carter and also the fact that, as wisely expressed by the Greco Roman mythology, which tells us that it’s not the final destination, but the journey what matters.  A photography tour, in many instances, can produce a feeling of trepidation at exploring a new horizon, but the experience from conquering a new landscape can’t be ignore lightly.

We believe that the discovery has an equal effect with the task at hand, say a photography tour or a new perspective on things.
It provides a fresh new set of eyes for the old problem and a more relaxed approach to the technical aspect related to the craft.

Sure, after traveling so many miles, it would be a shame to lose the perfect shot, that’s true, but it’s more likely that due to the distance and the fresh look on things there will be more than one, but many other ‘perfect’ or idyllic shots to enhance what you’re doing.

The shared experiences is also a valued plus, since you don’t have to translate what you’re saying. Many people have gladly exchanged social media users after a favorable trip, and wanted to keep in touch with others, which in part, have also contributed to the harmony of the journey.

Either locally or in a far away land, the important thing is that you keep inspired and productive. A photographic tour is an excellent strategy to comply with both, while at the same time, meeting fellow photographers and establishing links around your 50 mile local radius.

We hope you can join us at any of our Photo Tour South America

The Longest Way Home

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Traveling and sharing your story

Dave is a photographer and has done some similar work while sharing his travel and photo experience with the world audience. At his website The Longest way home he shares tips and information from his extensive travel experience which are invaluable for beginner and seasoned travel photographers.
Check out his blog and specially his gallery, which contains a diverse array of excellent pictures from around the world.

Researching a location before traveling is very important. As we all know, there might be many variables to take in consideration: Time of the day, sunset and sunrise, weather and climate conditions (two different things!).

Information is a key factor planning your journey and, depending on the situation, might be a crucial one. If your journey takes you abroad, the challenges might pile up, from language to local customs but don’t be dither to take them on. Information and guide are your most important allies for a successful journey.

Mapping an area, finding out what’s of interest to you and planning accordingly should be your top priorities.

Money also matters, so be sure to research the exchange rate and reputable exchange options at your destinations. It can sometimes be at your hotel, but most likely the rates would be higher than on the street. Perhaps consider taking a new credit card with no international exchanges fees. Those are great ways of paying for expenses as well as shopping abroad. This way it takes away the extra burden of carrying cash with you (but of course not all countries and areas are so keen to electronic and plastic sales. Infrastructure might not be the same elsewhere)

Research first, plan ahead and enjoy the journey. That’s what it’s all about.