Buenos Aires, Argentina

The vibrant capital of Argentina is known as the "Paris of South America" because of its wide boulevards, lively cafes and nightlife and colorful artists' quarter. Elegant shops noted for their excellent leatherwear and restaurants serving prime Argentine steaks add to the cosmopolitan feel of the city.

Ushuaia, Argentina

The southernmost town in the world, Ushuaia sits at the edge of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina's "Land of Fire," so named because of fires lit by Indians to warn of the arrival of Magellan's ship. Surrounded by dense forest, snow-capped mountains, rivers and waterfalls, the town has a frontier spirit.