Viña del Mar is often referred to as either the Garden City or the Vineyard of the Sea thanks, in large part, to the impressive array of parks and water fountains spread throughout the city. The port town boasts a beautiful layout, incredible architecture and a seaside location that makes it a perfect spot for spring break.
The Chilean city boasts beautiful weather year-round, so rest assured the temperatures are plenty warm while we’re still feeling the winter freeze up north. There are a variety of beaches to choose from, though Playa Reñaca is arguably the best. Nightlife in Viña del Mar is centered on Plaza México and Avenida San Martín, with Ovo often cited as the go-to spot for a crazy club experience.
During the day be sure to check out the stunning Parque Quinta Vergara, the crown jewel of the city’s numerous parks. The Neo-Gothic palace at the center is a work of art. A couple of other local hot spots include the 20th-century Castillo Wulff, situated at the end of a rocky bluff, and the Casino Municipal, if you’re looking to gamble.
Viña del Mar also boasts some fairly impressive museums that showcase the city’s bourgeois past. The Francisco Fonck actually contains a real-life Maori statue similar to the ones found on Easter Island.
The only downside to the city is its status as a luxury destination means prices can be high. However, with a little ingenuity and penny pinching, there are plenty of ways to pull it off.
Travel to Africa can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the culture so different from our home. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences available to travelers. If you’re unsure where to begin, here are the safest countries on the continent to begin with.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane is hardly anyone’s first choice, but for travelers who aren’t willing to shell out extra bucks to choose their own seat, the middle seat may be randomly assigned to them. However, there are a few ways to make the most of this situation and breeze through the flight with the most comfortable experience possible.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.