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.
The first-ever iceless curling experience at the Curling Café and the beloved cozy igloo experience will arrive at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park this holiday season. New York City is already a hot spot for visitors each holiday and the Curling Café and Cozy Igloos are just another addition to the festivities guests can experience when in the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.