It has been written many times before that Argentina is the most European of the countries in South America. If only Europe were so cool! Argentina does offer the traveler a wonderful mix of Latin flavor and European order. It is both a developed country with excellent infrastructure and an exciting place with sites and sounds that you won't find in any other country in the world.
The economy in Argentina has recovered some from its collapse a few years ago, which means that it isn't quite the bargain it once was. It is more expensive than many parts of South America, but the savvy traveler can get by on a reasonable budget and with minimal hassles.
Where to go
Where should you go in Argentina? Most people start and end in Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital that seemingly has action 24 hours a day. The other prime destination is Patagonia, a remote and gorgeous region that will make you feel like a small pebble in an enormous universe. But if you want to get to know the real Argentina, make a point to visit a small town that is off the beaten path. You will be greeted with a hospitality that will warm your heart.
How the heck do you get there? Try walking. If that doesn't work you could go overland from other parts of South America. If that isn't your style, you can fly to Argentina. Prices on flights from North America and Europe are rarely super cheap, but from time to time you can find an excellent deal. It's best to search for flights to Argentina as early as you can, as prices tend to start low and go up as the flight draws near.
Where to stay
You'll need a place to say, and if you are on a budget you'll be happy to know there are quite a few hostels in Argentina from which to choose. They are more common in the big cities, and less common elsewhere because hotels in Argentina can be quite cheap, especially in smaller towns. If adventure is your game, there are some killer adventure trips and tours to Patagonia and other parts of the country.
Have fun gathering the information and have a great time in Argentina!