Huacachina is a village in the Ica Region of southwestern Peru. This small town has only 115 people and is a resort and tourist destination for locals from Ica and people wanting to experience desert activities like dune rides and sandboarding. Located around a small lagoon, the legend says that a native princess was captured by a hunter and the water she was bathing in became the lake and that she now lives in the oasis as mermaid.
For the thrill seekers and adventurers among us, the French Alps has a new attraction. Tourists will be able to "hang over the abyss" in a transparent cube with a glass floor. It is secured at an altitude of 1000 meters. Aptly named, "Step into the void" it is located at the top of the alpine peak called Aiguille du Midi.