Wander Argentina was first conceptualized in 2004 with the idea to start a bilingual newspaper called ‘¿Que Onda?‘ After some investigation, it became apparent that the rough and tumble newspaper business was quickly being overshadowed by the internet and that the world wide web was becoming the most useful and utilized platform to provide current travel information.
Almost ten years and a few wrinkles later, Wander Argentina, founded in 2009 is the culmination of many years of learning, living and traveling throughout Argentina.
To read more about the many services we offer and why we avoid Trip Advisor, please see the page: About Our Services
Wander Argentina’s Mission
Our mission is to provide the most up-to-date information about traveling in Argentina in addition to entertaining features and videos with an ‘insider’s view’ into Argentine culture. All of our hotel, restaurant and business recommendations are personally selected by us and independently reviewed — this blog does not have what is known in the industry as ‘sponsored posts’. If we cover it, it’s usually because we like it and if we don’t like something, we’ll let you know that too.
We aim to promote socially and environmentally responsible travel.
Publisher, editor and reluctant computer nerd, Ande Wanderer first came to Argentina in 2003 and moved there six months later. She began her career in freelance journalism with an Olivetti manual typewriter while studying in India during her second year of college. She has since provided over a thousand articles to wire agencies, magazines and newspapers across the globe. She contributed two essays about Argentina to the book ‘Getting Out — Your Guide to Leaving America.‘
While continuing to do freelance photography, writing, editing and translations in Buenos Aires, she took a year-long documentary course at the Film Worker’s Union of Buenos Aires in 2007 (known by its Spanish acronym, SICA) taught herself video editing and began to produce short videos for clients such as Geobeats.com, the Associated Press, tiva.tv and private clients. Today she runs Wander Argentina and also provides consulting services for those looking to move or travel in Argentina.
Former Contributing Editor Rosie Hilder, grew up in a small town in South West England, and completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Leeds in 2008. During her university holidays, she traveled around Mexico and Morocco and volunteered in Uganda.
After graduating, she set her sights on moving abroad, trained as a TEFL teacher, and moved to Bolivia for a teaching job she found on the Internet. When the job fell through, she headed to Buenos Aires to seek her fortune in 2010. In addition to her staff position at Wander-Argentina, she is a former freelance journalist for Time Out Buenos Aires, an English teacher and singer/songwriter. Today she is the Operations Editor for Computer Arts and Mac Life Magazines.
Former Contributing Editor, Dan Colasimone grew up in Bundaberg, Australia, and completed a double major in Journalism at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, in 2003. He has lived in Italy and South Korea, and was a resident of Buenos Aires from 2006.
He has worked as a freelance writer for various travel magazines and sports websites such as F1Way.com, In (LAN Chile) and Escape (Hong Kong), and was the chief writer on the 2007 Korean documentary, ‘Behind Forgotten Eyes’. He specializes in writing features about travel, sport, food and wine, among other topics. He also is one of the founders of the Hand of Pod football (soccer) podcast and before returning to Australia to further pursue his journalism career he worked as a guide accompanying travelers to Argentine football games. Today he is a reporter and producer for ABC Grandstand Online.
Avery White is from the Southeastern United States. She studied Art History, Studio Art, Social and Cultural Analysis and Feminist Philosophy at the University of Georgia. One month after college graduation she sold all of her belongings in a yard sale and moved south to Buenos Aires. In the last five years she has traveled through the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Avery has been a freelance reporter for National Public Radio for over five years. She is the co-producer of the documentary, ‘Chop From the Top: A Case For a Living Wage,’ created in Spring 2010. Today she works at the World Music Library, writes for Vice.com and is a wedding photographer.
Courtney Boyd Myers is a freelance journalist living who previously lived in Buenos Aires. She writes for True/Slant, Pocket-Lint, Flavorwire, Relix, GBQ, Wander-Argentina & Forbes. She loves robots, Torrontes (wine), yoga and live music. She was named one of Business Insider’s ’30 Most Important Women Under 30′ and founded audience.io, a transatlantic company whose aim is to help New York City and London-based start-ups collaborate internationally. She even has her own Wikipedia page.
Other wonderful Wander Argentina contributors:
• Jessie Akin
• Oliver Buckley
• Tracey Chandler
• Nicole Duncan
• Kate Elgee
• Alana Fichman
• Jenna Frisch
• Gwynne Hogan
• Benjamin Peter Jones
• Alice Josselyn
• Hernán Jourdan
• Elesha Piper
• Ben Precious
• Maral Shafafy
• George Warren
• Zack Watson
• Catherine Wright
And if you accidentally receive an email from us that says something such as, ‘awhrt0oepwuq211qw’ it’s most certainly a message from our feline contributor, MC Peapaw.