Curaçao is a Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of South America and is the “C” in the ABC islands, including sister islands Aruba and Bonaire. It is one of the most affordable Caribbean destinations and a best hidden gem to explore.
Similar to its sister islands, Curaçao is known for its stunning beaches and waters — making it a popular spot for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and other water sports. There are almost 40 beaches to explore on this 10-mile island. Some beaches require a small fee for admission, and/or a beach chair — usually around $3. Some of the best beaches include Blauwbaai, Playa Lagun and Knip Bay. Spend the day bathing or rent some snorkeling gear nearby to explore the turquoise waters, especially active with sea turtles at Playa Lagun
Once you’re tired from the sun and water, spend the day getting a little culture in historic downtown Willemstad. The UNESCO World Heritage site was established in 1634 and is littered with candy-colored Dutch colonial buildings filled with rich history and culture. Wander through the streets and traverse the open Technicolor floating market, where fruit venders from Venezuela sell mangoes, plantains and papayas from boats and stalls.
Downtown is also home to Museum Kura Hulanda, where you can explore Curaçao’s central role in the history of slavery in the Caribbean. Admission is $10.
If you’re looking for a little more adventure, Shete Boka and Chistoffel national parks are perfect places for a hike. There are plenty of options, trails and tours including a safari, bird watching or history tour. These can range $20–40.
Lastly, Curaçao is home to a rich culinary scene based on its Caribbean, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese influences. Experience some of the best of it all at Primas, located in a restored plantation mansion and serving traditional dishes at affordable prices.
The first-ever iceless curling experience at the Curling Café and the beloved cozy igloo experience will arrive at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park this holiday season. New York City is already a hot spot for visitors each holiday and the Curling Café and Cozy Igloos are just another addition to the festivities guests can experience when in the city.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Celebrate the holidays at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. Throughout the month of December, the Houston hotel offers guests a selection of unique festive experiences.
With the cold weather coming and the long winter months ahead, it's time to start investing in some cozy loungewear — whether you buy it for yourself, add it to your holiday wish list or buy it for your loved one. Nowadays, loungewear is so popular and in demand with everyone working from home; there are so many different brands and types to choose from, but a new one just hit the shelf. Chrissy Teigen is known for many things, specifically her cookbook Cravings.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Riggs Washington D.C., set in a historic Washington, D.C. building once home to Riggs National Bank, partners with RdV Vineyards to offer world-class wine tasting experiences exclusive to Riggs guests. RdV Vineyards is situated on a steep, granite hillside 60 miles outside of the nation’s capital.