Articles for off the beaten path

P.O.P.A., A New Reason to Visit La Boca

P.O.P.A., A New Reason to Visit La Boca March 31, 2011 | off the beaten path, What's New | Read More
The southernmost neighborhood in Buenos Aires, La Boca has long exhibited a dramatic contrast between some of BA’s poorest, roughest areas and the highest concentration of tourist traps. Caminito, being the city’s foremost tourist destination, hides serious socioeconomic problems behind the...

Treasure Hunting in Buenos Aires’ Markets

February 1, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Buenos Aires has all sorts of markets, jam-packed with finds for treasure hunters of every kind. Whether you are in the mood to browse through handmade goods fashioned by independent designers or prefer to rummage through bins of secondhand clothes, market-goers will be delighted by the options on offer...

Critical Mass Tours Buenos Aires

Critical Mass Tours Buenos Aires January 22, 2011 | Events, free, Kid Friendly, off the beaten path, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Critical Mass, the international biking event held once a month in cities around the globe to help raise awareness for the rights of bicycle riders on the roads, has been picking up steam in Buenos Aires, a notoriously traffic-jammed city where auto accident rates are high and bikers rank at the bottom...

Cool Ways to Beat the BA Summer Heat

Cool Ways to Beat the BA Summer Heat January 11, 2011 | free, off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s hot, it’s sweaty, and the normal crowds have thinned out on the sidewalks and subways of Buenos Aires – summertime is in full swing in the southern hemisphere. Don’t let the map fool you; the nearest ocean beach is a good 4-hour trip from BA, meaning that for city-goers, beating...

Buy Local! (Even from Abroad)

Buy Local! (Even from Abroad) December 29, 2010 | off the beaten path, Travel Tips | Read More
Shopping is certainly one of the highlights of visiting new places for many travelers. Picking up souvenirs that capture the essence of a far-away city or country is an essential part of any trip, to give as gifts to those who were not as fortunate as to be able to accompany the traveler, or simply to...

Secondhand Shopping in Buenos Aires

Secondhand Shopping in Buenos Aires November 30, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
For some people, trolling for vintage treasures is second-nature, more exciting and rewarding than stepping into any department store or upmarket boutique. Buenos Aires, a shopper’s paradise, is chock-full of secondhand finds, particularly in the more gentrified districts of San Telmo and Palermo,...

Last Activities at the Festival Internacional de Diseño in Buenos Aires

Last Activities at the Festival Internacional de Diseño in Buenos Aires October 30, 2010 | Events, free, off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
The Festival Internacional de Diseño is wrapping up its 10-day run with a full weekend of art, fashion, and design-themed activities brought to Buenos Aires by locals and special international guests, invited from all over the globe to bring their particular touch to the already well-developed local...

Trashaffinity Suite: More Free Music from Latin America

Trashaffinity Suite: More Free Music from Latin America October 28, 2010 | free, off the beaten path, What's New | Read More
More free music coming at you from Latin America, this time from our querido Buenos Aires. This album, compiled by underground arts and culture mag Wicked Mag, is available for free download by following these steps to pick up the disc, which features fantastic local music like underground club-circuit...

South American Pop – Treats for Your Ears

South American Pop – Treats for Your Ears October 28, 2010 | free, off the beaten path | Read More
Whether your iTunes library needs a major cultural overhaul, or you can’t stand to hear the same mainstream radio tunes even once more, or even should you just want to brush up on your Spanish, check out the free downloads available from Club Fonograma, just having completed their 10th Fonogramánicos...

Dining In in Buenos Aires’ Puerta Cerrada Restaurants

Dining In in Buenos Aires’ Puerta Cerrada Restaurants September 27, 2010 | Food, off the beaten path, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When you’re trying to decide where to go out to eat in Buenos Aires, staying in – in someone else’s home, that is – is becoming a more common option. The concept of private ‘closed door’ restaurants, or puerta cerradas, is nothing new, but several enterprising BA-based chefs and hosts...