The Atacama is the world’s driest desert and a beautiful honeymoon destination. Located right between the Pacific coastline and the Andes Mountains, Chile’s barren landscape is at once both terrifying and stunning. It’s also the perfect place to spend some time alone.
Though the desert is primarily uninhabited, you’ll find a few boutique hotels. The Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa is one such place. It offers Mid-Century decorations, a wine bar, on-site restaurant and two pools. It also boasts a spa that offers volcanic mud treatments, in addition to beautiful gardens surrounding the grounds.
A second option is Awasi Atacama. This lodge-style hotel features luxurious adobe cabanas for each couple, a communal courtyard lounge, a pool and a spa. There are also nearby villages to explore and one of the clearest night skies in all of South America. Cell reception and internet are sketchy, so it’s the perfect option for anyone looking to spend a honeymoon a bit off the grid.
Whichever you choose, they provide access to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Chile. The surrounding desert has hot springs, sheer cliffs and the world-famous Valley of Moon and Valley of Death. The region is popular among astronomers, so if you’ve got a love for the universe there are plenty of opportunities for stargazing.
Driving into the quaint town of Luray, Virginia, was a much-needed reprieve from 4.5 hours spent driving mostly highways from New Jersey. My sister and I arrived in town, found parking in the lot provided by Hotel Laurance, and happily jumped out to mask up, check in and stretch our legs.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Saint Lucia continues to welcome travelers, couples, families and friends with open arms — and we all really need a hug right about now. It’s the perfect time to plan that island vacation you pretended you were on in the backyard this summer.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …