Michael Luongo

Michael Luongo is one of America's top experts on Argentina and has advised both ABC's 20/20 and NBC's Today Show on their coverage of this South American destination. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association, where he won the 2010 Grand Prize in Travel Journalism.

With this site, you can travel with Michael Luongo to the best destinations in Argentina, whether looking for a romantic tango in Buenos Aires or an adventurous outing in Patagonia.

Experience

Michael Luongo has written on Argentina for the New York Times, Bloomberg News, National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country, Out Traveler, Gay City News, American Way and many others. He has written or co-written eight books on Argentina, including as author of Frommer's Buenos Aires. As a top expert on Evita Peron, his articles on this famous First Lady have been awarded by the North American Travel Journalist Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

His amazing adventures in Argentina include riding on former President Juan Peron's coffin through the streets of Buenos Aires during his 2006 re-burial ceremony, to sitting with current President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in her private Casa Rosada office after she signed the country's groundbreaking same-sex marriage law in 2010.

In 2009, the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires declared Michael's writing on Argentina of importance in promoting friendship between the two nations.

Education

Michael Luongo has a B.A. in Communications with a Minor in English from Rutgers College of Rutgers University, and a Masters in Urban Planning with a concentration in Tourism from Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

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