The Colchagua Wine Country in Chile is one of the most romantic destinations in the country. Here are some of the best things to do for lovers celebrating an anniversary or special getaway:
Picnic in the vineyard at Vina Las Ninas, a winery owned and operated by the women of three close families. The winery offers pre-made picnic baskets to bring out into the rolling vineyards, where you can sip on some of the Cabernet Sauvignon amid their namesake grapes. Bring your sunglasses and a blanket, you’ll want to relax in this stunning setting for awhile.
The town of Santa Cruz and nearby vineyards can be easily explored on an electric bike. This e-bike company runs daily tours that lead you by renowned wineries like Clos Apalta and Montes. While it would be a challenging ride on a standard bike, the e-bikes allow you to climb hills and ride long distances with little effort. You’ll need that energy for drinking wine.
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the 80-year-old vineyards at Viu Manent. Not only will you get a taste of the rich history surrounding you, but you’ll also get to sip on fine wine as you pass through the vineyard in style.
The best lunch in the Colchagua Wine Country is Fuegos de Apalta at Vina Montes. The restaurant was opened by renowned chef Francis Mallmann and features meat, fish and vegetables prepared either grilled, smoked or baked on an open-fire in the center of the kitchen. You have may seen Chef Mallmann on the Netflix series Chef’s Table.
After you’ve had your fill of activities for the day, book a few wine tastings throughout the valley. Vina Montes and Clos Apalta offer great, inexpensive wine tastings and tours every day.
The first Saturday in May is a special time of year for comic book fans all over the country. Free Comic Book Day functions exactly like it sounds. Comic book stores across the country host a day of festivities where, regardless of whether you buy anything, you can walk away with free books.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
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.
With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.