According to an Airbnb study, most millennials prioritize travel over paying down debt or purchasing a home, and sometimes older generations don’t fully understand this behavior. While money and responsibilities are important for people of all ages, will that solely fulfill a millennial? What about living your dreams, seeing the world, and following your heart? Everyone wants to take vacations, however there are some who talk themselves out of leaving their comfort zone due to the “I don’t have money” excuse. Many say to themselves, “I can’t afford to travel. I have student loans.” Or, “It’s so expensive to travel.” If you are someone who’s been wanting to see the world, yet you always seem to find a financial reason not to go, let’s change your thinking. Each year, every millennial should take, at minimum, two trips: 1) an adventurous vacation, 2) a peaceful (detach from the world) vacation. However, if you don’t have enough time or money to take two trips a year, Argentina is one country that can actually fulfill both of those needs.
In the southernmost part of South America is the birthplace of gaucho pants, delicious steaks, the tango, and some of the world’s best Malbec. Argentina is where you can explore and be adventurous, yet still find mental peace and serenity. By visiting Argentina, you can fly inexpensively, eat lavishly, and sleep comfortably. Here are 5 keys things you can do when visiting Argentina that will help you save the most money while still having the time of your life:
- Stop spending on sales and book flights.
You deserve a life of luxury, peace, and happiness. When people are racking up on sales or buying the newest phones, clothes, and shoes, you must book flights! If you’re traveling from the United States, one of the cheapest destinations to fly into the Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) (also known as Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires). From there, you can conveniently get to any part of Argentina and South America. Take advantage of Skyscanner to find a great deal on your flight.
- Eat out at fancy restaurants.
Argentina is a weird paradox. What is expensive elsewhere is cheap in Argentina, and vice versa. You can dine at beautiful restaurants and order expensive steaks, wine, and sides for under $30-40 USD! You can buy a nice lunch sandwich at a local café in Argentina, and it’s expensive, however, a delicious and filling meal at a nice restaurant gives you more value. Eating in luxury allows you to spend cheaply. Splurge on fancy dinners and dine at some of the best steak houses in the country.
Both Fervor and Don Julio are two of the best, moderately-priced steakhouses in Buenos Aires.
- Pay for luxury, fun, and convenience.
Argentina is a country that doesn’t require you to be there extremely long. It is also one of those countries where everything throughout the cities is inexpensive. Flights are inexpensive, food is inexpensive, drinks are inexpensive, so spoil yourself with at least 2 nights at a hotel that has an ambiance that’s to die for. While visiting Buenos Aires, one of the best hotels to stay at is the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. In the heart of Buenos Aires, this hotel is filled with lavish architecture, outstanding art, and one of the most peaceful wellness spas in the city. You are walking distance from tons of historic spots, such as the Recoleta cemetery, and it is a safe neighborhood in a convenient location. Treat yourself to their amazing restaurants, wine, and top-notch service. Don’t forget to experience their morning breakfast as it has one of the best gardens in Buenos Aires. People from all over the world come to Buenos Aires just to stay at this once-a-palace, phenomenal Park Hyatt hotel.
- Use Uber and don’t forget to download Google Translator
When traveling throughout Argentina, avoid taxis without meters. As in many countries, taxi cab drivers will attempt to overcharge you. To ensure that you save the most money, download Uber. The rides are extremely inexpensive and convenient. However, just be sure to know a little Spanish. If not, download Google Translator to ensure that you are able to communicate with your driver on the app.
- To find mental peace while you’re away, visit Mendoza. Just don’t forget to stay on a vineyard near the mountains!
Buenos Aires has a ton of tourist attractions and food. However, while on vacation, you cannot visit Argentina without spending time on a vineyard. Argentina is known for its steaks, but the Mendoza Province is one of the greatest wine regions in the world. Find the time to enjoy both the mountains and Malbec of Mendoza.
The hustle and bustle of our daily lives is what we often become accustomed to, but finding peace in the present is where true wealth lies. Spending a few days at Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort, one of the best wine resorts in Mendoza, is where you will feel at ease. This luxurious resort is a private vineyard where some of the best Malbec is grown. If you really want to learn about the culture, history, and the creation of wine, start at Casa de Uco Valley. You are surrounded by the majestic Andes Mountains, wine enthusiasts, a superior staff, and the land’s natural beauty.
Traveling to Mendoza helps open your mind and spirit. The warm morning and exciting nights fill you with the tranquility and internal calmness that many struggle with. No matter how much money you make, save, or invest, happiness is internal, so finding balance is key. The Casa de Uco Vineyards & Resort provides an adventurous, yet peaceful, experience where you eliminate all distractions and worry. You can relax and read a book. Or, you can sign up for their activities such as their wine tours. You can even bike ride, ride horses, and dine on the vineyard with some of the most amazing food in the country. Investing money is great for the stock market, but it is also important to invest in you. Argentina provides you with an experience filled with culture, education, and beauty. So, allow yourself the opportunity to feel alive without feeling shackled by worry and the future. If time is limited for you, a week-long vacation to Argentina can provide amazing food, adventure, luxury, and peace all in one.