There’s no denying the antiquity of Rome, the romance of Paris and the royal splendor of London, but for Americans, those European destinations may not be viable right now, or let’s face it, that smart either considering our cramped budgets.
So what’s a vacationer to do in these hard times?
Travel to Argentina.
At the current rate, the dollar is worth three times its value in pesos, which means more cash for discretionary spending for steak, wine, fashion and vacation rentals like this Buenos Aires vacation apartment.
In any major U.S. city – New York, Boston, Chicago – this trilevel loft would likely cost in the the tens of thousands. It’s listed at VacationHomeRentals.com for $2,800 a month, $800 a week and $150 a night.
This luxury apartment sits in a quiet pocket of Palermo Nuevo near the zoo, the botanical garden, public transportation and two of the hottest neighborhoods in the city: Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. The sleek styling – from the stainless steel gourmet kitchen to the hardwood floors to the chic bathroom – feels very South Beach, no?
Paris (and cities like it) may be on your list of top dream vacations, but when the greenback’s worth is swallowed by the euro, wouldn’t you rather be living the luxe life in the Paris of South America?