FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Asiana

Under $100: Calama, Chile

by Benjamin Kerns

Sep 10, 2020

© Vit Baisa | Dreamstime.com

Under $100 / Latin America

Calama serves as the gateway to Chile’s Atacama Desert. The northern mining town is roughly 1.5 hours away from the city of San Pedro de Atacama, making it an easy daytrip on a dime.

 

Begin with breakfast at Maracaibo Cafe for a quick coffee and pastry for less than $6. Next, head just north of town to take a peek at the Chuquicamata mine. The world’s largest copper mine is the cornerstone of the local economy and its sheer size will leave you in awe. Spend no more than $10 to get there and back by taxi.

 

Next, take a stroll along the Loa River to get an idea about local life in Calama and spend time mingling with locals. For lunch, check out Rustico for great Chilean cuisine less than $10. Most of the city’s attractions are actually outside of town so get ready to hop in a car.

 

Seek out Laguna Colorada to witness a magnificent red lake teeming with rare flamingos. From there, drive to Árbol de Piedra. This landmark is nicknamed the Stone Tree for its unique shape that stands starkly against the flat desert landscape. Finally, you’ll want to make your way south of the city by about an hour to Valley of the Moon. This breathtaking region is a blast of vibrant colors, cliffs, canyons and more that are reminiscent of the moon. If you stay until nightfall you’ll be treated to some truly amazing stargazing. While entrance to each of these is free, you can expect to drop roughly $60 for cab fare or gas if you get a rental.

 

Finally, return to the city for a quick dinner at Patagonia Restaurant for a meal less than $15.

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
Mar 1, 2021

Enjoy the Outdoors with The Lake House on Canandaigua

No matter the season, The Lake House on Canandaigua offers a variety of experiences and wellness adventures. In winter, guests can take advantage of on-site activities and experiences in and around the Finger Lakes region.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.

Trends / Top Trends
Feb 26, 2021

St. Kitts Invites Guests to #RetieTheKnot

St. Kitts invites married couples to submit their favorite wedding photo for a chance to win a trip for two to the Caribbean island. The grand prize winner of the #RetieTheKnot photo contest will receive a four-night stay in St. Kitts.

Tips / Other
Feb 25, 2021

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at Home

With holiday celebrations looking a little different this year, it has been hard coming up with clever ways to still enjoy the special occasion from the comfort of your home. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, bars and restaurants are closed or only operating on a limited capacity, which means you and your crew are probably stuck for plans. Here are some helpful tips to make this St. Paddy’s Day at home the best yet.

Discover Must-Visit Wellness Spots in South Korea

Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.

Trends / Top Trends
Feb 24, 2021

Plan Your Micro-Wedding in Maui

If 2020 taught us anything about weddings, it was, in the end, none of the big details really matter — it’s all about marrying the one you love and, if you’re lucky, getting to share that moment with your nearest and dearest.