Uruguay may not be as well-known to American travelers, but the small country on the east coast of South America is a known as a summer hot spot for the Argentinian and Brazilian elite. Famous for its beach-lined coast and beautiful colonial cities, an escape to Uruguay may be just what you need to get a dose of sun and sand in the U.S. winter months.
Punta del Este
This chic beachside resort town can be equated to the Hamptons or Monaco, where a celebrity sipping mojitos is nearly as common a sight as a mega yacht sliding into harbor. Upscale cocktail lounges and ritzy restaurants reside next to airey beachside cafés and burger shacks. Check out the scenic rooftop at Olivia to watch the world go by, or head to Mobey Dick late night to see the party-goers coming out to play.
Just 30 minutes away from Punta del Este but worlds apart, Jose Ignacio feels more like a celebrity hideaway than a place “to be seen.” The low-key beach town has a calmer, slower vibe much appreciated after spending all night in the night clubs of its neighboring city. Sign up for a vinyasa class at The Shack Yoga to get your zen on.
If you’re looking to add a big city stop on your mostly beach town tour of Uruguay, then head to the capital city of Montevideo. The bustling city is exploding with art galleries, live tango shows, renowned theaters, trendy lounges and clubs, and much more.
This charming cobblestone town offers adorable boutiques, a lovely waterfront and access to wineries in the surrounding countryside. You’ll fall in love with the dusty roads, wildflowers growing along the sidewalks and incredibly friendly and welcoming people. Carmelo is known as the fine wine region of Uruguay, so enjoy a few glasses of Pinot Noir and take a deep breath of fresh air.
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.
There are many different ways to consume the news in today’s world. Traditional newspapers have become a thing of the past with more and more people choosing to get news from digital outlets. In the age of technology, the issue that arises is there are so many different websites and news outlets to gather information. It’s difficult at times for consumers to figure out which app or website gives them the information most important or relevant to them.
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.