If you have an adventurous spirit and don’t mind a bit of mud, Pucón, Chile, is calling your name. Tucked away next to a serene lake and a scenic volcano, the town is a popular destination for adrenaline junkies and sports tourism. You’ll be overwhelmed by the number of tour operators and full-day adventure programs, including snow skiing and snowboarding, white water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, horseback riding, natural hot springs, ziplining and skydiving.
The striking natural surroundings range from waterfalls and lakes to rainforest nature reserves and mountainous regions.
This active volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and is open to climb year-round. Strap on your hiking boots and head to the top to see views of at least seven surrounding lakes.
Known as “Playa Blanca” to Chileans, this beach on the shores of Caburga Lake is a lesser-known hideaway compared to the overcrowded Pucón beach. You’ll fall in love with the clear water and surrounding trees at first sight.
El Cañi is a series of hiking trails through ancient volcanic craters and lagoons. You just may spot foxes and pumas on your trek through the park.
Volcanic Cave Tours
Visitors can book a tour to explore one of Pucón’s volcanic caves that lay 1,300 feet underground. Put on your headlamp and prepare to be wowed by the volcanic caves formed by lava eruptions and glaciers.
Traveling to exotic locales often means contending with unusual weather. Americans tend to enjoy a fairly moderate climate, which means your body doesn’t always adapt when you head to places like Africa or South America. So, how do you keep yourself from sweating and stinking up a new city? Try these tips.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
I arrived in Dallas on a cloudy afternoon and, luckily, traffic was light as I drove my rental car into the city in just less than 30 minutes. The Hotel Joule was built in the 1920s in the Neo-Gothic style and is a city landmark in the heart of the business district.
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.
Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (or “Old City”) is often packed with tourists who wander up and down Las Ramblas spending way too many euros on overpriced paella and sangria. But the border neighborhood of El Raval is just a few steps from the bustle, but worlds away from the exorbitant prices.