BOSTON ( MainStreet) -- The key to surviving winter in the Northeast -- and last year's was a doozy -- is the body's natural response to any threat: fight or flight. At some point, you either have to dig your heels in and embrace the season -- skiing and sledding, sipping hot cocoa by a roaring fire, building a snowman -- or escape to someplace warm where you can charge your solar battery.In 2010, my wife and I celebrated the cold with a trip north to Montreal. This past year, though, we decided to get the hell out.
|There is indeed tango in Argentina, and the couples dancing in the street can be a better show than visitors get at expensive nightclubs.|
Travel guides love to call Buenos Aires "The Paris of South America," and with good reason: the city teems with cafe culture, trendy nightclubs, fashionable stores and gourmet restaurants. But underneath it all is a slight feeling of lawlessness, evident in the ubiquitous graffiti, the stray (but friendly) dogs and the locked iron gates. So yes, Paris is a fair comparison; but picture Paris in Mexico.