Boo. My knowledge of Buenos Aires is limited only to what I’ve read in books and seen in movies—for now that is. Someday I’ll make it there. But don’t cry for me Argentina [insiders]…. enter in this contest!

Inspira Travel announces its first “Inspira Insiders” travel contest, offering up to US$2,500 in prizes for selected winners.  This year’s theme is Buenos Aires, and entrants will be asked to provide their insider tips on exploring and experiencing Argentina’s capital.  Inspira Travel invites submissions from July 15 – September 15, 2009.

The “Inspira Insiders – Buenos Aires” Grand Prize is a two-night stay with breakfast for two people at Casa Calma, a boutique hotel in Buenos Aires.  The rooms in the city’s first wellness hotel are designed as individual mini-spa centers, featuring jacuzzis, organic amenities, and more.  Sleek technology, including plasma TVs and iPod ports, compliment the serene surroundings.

The contest’s first prize winner will receive a custom fashion tour for two, by Buenos Aires Boutique Tours.  These four-hour tours through the trendy Palermo or classic Recoleta districts are tailored to the traveller’s style and shopping interests.  Discreet ateliers and top shops frequented by Argentine fashionistas are featured on the tour.

Other prizes include the new Fernet 1882, the first fernet of Argentine origin and made 100% in the province of Cordoba, and invitations to Inspira Travel’s exclusive Fernet 1882 tasting with fernet expert and picada (appetizers).  Some participants will also receive a gift of dulce de leche from the gourmet brand La Salamandra, natural, delicious and Argentine.

To enter, submit anywhere from one to three travel tips (for as many chances to win) via email to  Entries must include full name, email, mailing address and phone number.  Contest entry is free, open to residents and non-residents of Argentina and participants must be 21 years or over.  For more information on the contest, including complete rules, visit

Inspira Travel is a travel agency creating custom itineraries that engage travelers in local landscapes, cultures and customs. Based in Buenos Aires, the company currently covers Argentina, Uruguay and Antarctica.