Argentina travel Archive


The Evolving Value of a Travel Dollar

Don’t look now, but you just got a little richer. There’s just one catch: you have to go traveling. Trying to explain why the U.S. dollar is going up or down is something even experienced economists have trouble with, so I won’t bother trying. Just know that it involves the perception of


Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice)

When I put out the first edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations at the end of 2002, Argentina was one of the best travel values in the world and it stayed that way for quite a while. Reeling for a huge banking collapse and currency crisis, the local peso went from parity


What It Costs to Live in Argentina

Many a traveler has landed in Buenos Aires and within less than 24 hours started to ponder the question, “Could I find a way to live here?” Some don’t just ponder it; they actually move to Argentina. I spoke with Lisa Besserman, who lived in New York City most of her life


When Currencies Plunge, Cash In

Getting ready to travel somewhere for a few weeks or months of independent travel? If you want a great value, put these countries on your short list: Argentina India Indonesia Mexico Why these? Not because of their “friendly locals,” “charming towns” or “pristine beaches,” yada yada yada. And not because they’re a


When Currency Controls Hit Travelers

One of the most exasperating things a traveling person can deal with is having plenty of money to spend, but not being able to get to it. Or use it. That’s not just a scenario for old movies where people used traveler’s checks and got an advance at the American Express office.