San Rafael Mendoza Is Having Its Moment

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, wine & vineyards

We already know Montevideo is Having Its Moment, so what is it about San Rafael? Ever since a CNN Money study came out naming the Mendoza city one of the four best places to retire in the world, media coverage and investor buzz has been building about this picturesque slice of Argentine wine heaven also known as Bonarda Country. While the …

WSJ: More Americans Discover New Life in Argentina

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, wine & vineyards

The Wall Street Journal’s ongoing series of travel stories from Americans living abroad touches down today in Argentina. Having lived and worked in Arizona, California, Colorado and New York, Yvonne and Tom Phelan were finally ready to settle down in 2007. Unfortunately, their lifelong dream of owning a vineyard in Napa Valley was priced out of reach, so they headed …

“There Are Better Places to Live”

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

With volcanic ash cascading earthward, half of all flights grounded in Europe and U.S. housing prices nursing an “epic hangover,” it’s a good morning to reflect on quality of life and other advantages of living here in Argentina and Uruguay. Granted, both countries rank consistently as the #1 and #2 destinations in Latin America for Quality of Life, but sometimes …

Argentina, Uruguay Top International Living Quality of Life Index…Again

Patrick Archer foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

For the second consecutive year, Argentina and Uruguay were the two highest ranking Latin American countries in International Living’s annual 2010 Quality of Life Index. (Click image to enlarge) On the 1-100 scale, Argentina received its highest marks in the categories of Risk & Safety (100), Climate (91), Freedom (83) and Health (82). Of the 194 countries surveyed, Argentina ranked …