Nestled between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is a supremely welcoming and egalitarian country. The tiny beach enclave of José Ignacio has magnificent beaches…all barefoot luxury. Use the opportunity to learn Polo at a local Estancia when taking a break from surfing some of the best breaks in Latin America. There is a distinct pride around outdoor dining, with grilling all manner of ingredients a particular focus. The wine region is rapidly evolving, producing some unique offerings. When a country is the first to legalize marijuana and the President still lives in the farmhouse he grew up in and drives himself to Parliament, there is a lot to be said about the general attitude of the country!