Articles for Travel Tips

Buenos Aires Online: The Best of Web-based BA

Buenos Aires Online: The Best of Web-based BA April 4, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
We’ve already covered some of our favorite of Buenos Aires online, including web-based publications, free online music, and great online shopping, but let us add to our ever-expanding list of local online gems. Bookmark these for browsing! Get a glimpse of Buenos Aires thru the lens on Flickr’s...

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...

Tapping Into Deals in BA

Tapping Into Deals in BA January 8, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Visitors from North America, Asia, and Europe tend to find Buenos Aires to be a steal for a vacation destination, one of the reasons that many choose Argentina as the spot for their trips. The favorable exchange rate means that you get more bang for your buck – taking a taxi clear across the city rarely...

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,...

National Days of Mourning Postpone Scheduled Events

National Days of Mourning Postpone Scheduled Events October 29, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The three days designated as national days of mourning following the sudden death of former president Nestor Kirchner have shaken Buenos Aires, causing a major halt in citywide activities and rerouting every form of transportation that runs through the center of the city, where Kirchner’s massive...

Fashion forward? Hardly. But damn good-looking indeed.

Fashion forward? Hardly. But damn good-looking indeed. October 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Argentineans look good, there’s no doubt about it. Whether they are a particularly fashion-forward group is arguable (especially if the always-anticlimactic local fashion week is any indication of the lack of interest in new design); Paris or New York, this is not. It’s highly unlikely that...

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...

Navigating BA’s Colectivos

Navigating BA’s Colectivos August 25, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Think of BA’s thoroughfares as a jungle and the city buses as the wild beasts that roam, roaring as they tear recklessly down down the narrow streets. The public bus or ‘colectivo’ system in Buenos Aires is daunting, notoriously confusing for first-time users due to the expansive system...

BA Offbeat Tour Selector

BA Offbeat Tour Selector August 24, 2010 | Nightlife, off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Being new in town or just passing through can mean that your access to the things that you really want to see, in the way you want to see them, is limited. Organized tours are always an option, but sometimes travelers are after something more unique, specific, or spunky than your average city tour from...