As one of Chile’s top beach destinations, La Serena offers a wealth of incredible dining and entertainment. The beautiful little city boasts great beaches, delicious seafood and plenty of nightlife.
Start with breakfast at Dulceria Y Emporio La Trinidad. This quaint seaside café offers scrumptious breakfast sandwiches and empanadas, along with incredible coffee. A morning snack will cost you less than $15.
La Serena is home to 29 churches, a large number for a city this size. Be sure to stop by a few of them in the morning. The main cathedral, Plaza de Armas, is located on the central square. Other great choices include Iglesia San Francisco and Iglesia Santo Domingo. You might still have time to squeeze in a museum in the morning, so seek out the Museo Histórico Casa Gabriel González Videla. The building houses a great variety of historic artifacts alongside beautiful modern work. Admission is free.
At lunchtime, refill at Burger Club, home of the best burgers in La Serena. A meal will cost less than $20.
Next, head to the Jardín del Corazón to experience the largest Japanese garden in South America. The garden is full of wonderful pagodas, waterfalls and koi ponds. From there, it’s time to explore the beach. La Serena has plenty to choose from, but Playa el Faro is one of the largest and most easily accessible. Aside from its gorgeous lighthouse, the beach also runs alongside Avenida del Mar, La Serena’s busiest tourist street. Spend the afternoon relaxing or trying out the local surf.
End the day with a meal at Pica Mar Adentro for some truly incredible seafood. A meal will cost $30.
Among the world’s most coveted food capitals today, Macau (officially a Special Administrative Region of China) tops many a list. The 12-square-mile city is home to 19 Michelin-starred restaurants, nine Bib Gourmand and the world’s first fusion cuisine, and was recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its singular culinary scene, but its street food culture may be its most popular feature with in-the-know travelers. Here are five top street dishes to prowl for in Macau.
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Shrimp is a summer staple. Seafood in general is consumed more during the summer because many travelers make their way to coastal destinations, but shrimp is king. Shrimp is added to many dishes and served in different forms. All summer, people purchase pounds of shrimp and cook them however they desire to go along with their meal. Several different ways to prepare shrimp are highlighted here to expose travelers to the world of shrimp.
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.
The Toilo Toiletry Bag is marketed as the most functional toiletry bag ever. In fact, it’s the future of toiletry bags. With more than 20 features it’s billed as an all-in-one option for travelers and weekend warriors who need a sturdy bag for everyday use.