We have decided that we are going to take a trip to Argentina in the middle of February! I'm actually really excited about this for several reasons. Because it's on the other side of the equator, it's summer there! I've heard lots of great things about Buenos Aires and how it is like a South American version of Paris. And last but not least, I will get to see one of my bestie former coworkers who moved there this year to be with her Argentinian boyfriend (cutest love story ever)!
Another plus is that it's not going to be as expensive as I feared, since flight costs are signficantly cheaper than what they once were. Factoring in our credit card rewards redemption, we're paying about $450 each for the flight, and once we're there, everything is much cheaper than up here in the states.
To compensate for this trip, we're going to try to go on a spending hiatus back in the states for Feb and March - We are going to cut eating out from once or twice a week to once or twice a month. Same goes for bars, plays, concerts, and movies. And we won't buy any new clothes, gadgets, stuff, etc. As for cutting costs on the vacation, unfortunately this loft is already taken, but I'm hopeful we can still find a place to stay with a kitchen so we won't have to eat out every meal while we're there. At least I hope so, so I don't feel so crazy for agreeing to this spontaneous vacation on such short notice!
So if anyone has any recommendations of things to do in Argentina, I'm all ears!