Calama rests just off Loa River in the northern region of Chile. It serves as the gateway to the Atacama Desert and is surrounded by some of the country’s most breathtaking landscape. It’s worth a visit just to see these natural wonders alone.
Valleys of the Moon and Death
The fabled Valley of the Moon and Valley of Death are just a short drive from each other, roughly an hour outside of Calama. Both are revered for moon-like craters, dunes and unique rock formations. The colorful landscapes make them both vibrant and foreboding, depending on the time of day. The Valley of the Moon is also a great spot for stargazing.
This shallow lake is covered in a red-tinged water that lies in stark contrast to the white borax stands. Not only is the view strikingly beautiful, but it also stands as a refuge for local wildlife. Flamingoes by the hundreds flock here and call it home — it’s the best place to view them in South America.
Árbol de Piedra
This one-of-a-kind rock formation juts out of the surrounding landscape, forming a tree-like refuge in the middle of a flat, sandy region. Nicknamed the Stone Tree, it was formed through strong winds eroding the sandstone over time. Not only does it offer shade in a hot desert, but its formation is unlike anything else in the area.
San Pedro is a Holocene composite volcano and one of the tallest active volcanoes on Earth. Part of the Andean Volcanic Belt, it rests near a beautiful lake and can be seen from miles away. It’s also surrounded by sister volcanoes, providing a stunning but deadly view.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Florida beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel invite guests to celebrate the holiday season with beachside festivities.