Travel Adventure Tips Travel, Life, Adventure Sat, 27 Jun 2020 06:47:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Visiting the San Diego Area Sat, 27 Jun 2020 06:47:30 +0000 Beaches, mountains, parks, trails, and museums are just a few things the San Diego area offers, not to mention the beautiful scenery and mild climate. Below are just a few examples of what one can expect from this area.

Running 25 miles East to West and 50 miles South to North in Southeastern California is Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Driving the roadways in the park, is an excellent way to explore the rugged mountain ranges, badlands, and metal sculptures known as “Monsters in the Desert” inspired by creatures that roamed here millions of years ago. Today Bighorn sheep, coyotes, and mountain lions call this place home. Where highway 78 cuts through the center of the park running West to East the S1, S22, and S3 roads are known as connecting highways through the park.

A great place to start the loop through the park is at County Road S1 also known as Sunrise highway where natural beauty and wonder is in an abundance. This byway travels from I-8 in Pine Valley to just South of Julian between the Cuyamaca Reservoir and Laguna Junction through the Cleveland National Forest passing into and back out of the State Park. The byway turns and twists its way to the top of Laguna Mountain where pullouts have views of mountain meadows with wide panoramas and the Anza-Borrego Desert some 6,000 feet below.

Reaching the small community of Julian is worth a short drive around town, founded in 1870 after placer gold was discovered. As the gold played out as all mines do, Julian managed to survive due to its climate, close proximity to San Diego and rich soil, which produces world known apples. Today Julian’s entire town is designated as a Historic District with pioneer stores dating back as far as the 1870’s.

Leaving Julian on highway 78 East, for the next 10 or so miles the highway winds its way around the upper portion of the mountains through the lush Cleveland Forest where some spectacular views of the canyon can be seen along the way. As the highway winds its way down from the mountain it enters back into the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. After a short distance highway S3 or Yaqui Pass branches of and winds its way over the barren mountain into the Montezuma Valley where the visitor center is located.

Not only does the visitor center provide information about the park, there are two hiking trails here. The.25-mile loop trail in front of the visitor center leads through the desert with signs explaining desert plant life. A one-mile hike or drive to the back of the campground leads to the Palm Canyon trail head. This three-mile round trip trail leads deep into the canyon. Although the trail has very little elevation change the trail itself is treacherous, but very rewarding. The trail ends at a beautiful Palm Grove Oasis tucked away deep in the canyon, surviving by the faults crack in the earth allowing water to rise to the surface.

Leaving the visitor center County Road S22 AKA Erosion Road travels West winding its way around steep turns and sharp grades to the mountain peak where 10 pullouts provide views of canyons, Montezuma Valley, and the badlands as well as the Salton Sea far off in the distance with mountains as a backdrop.

Another wonderful drive which displays some of California’s beauty is about fifty-miles Northeast at Palomar Mountain. A drive which is not for the faint of heart, with crazy curves, hairpin turns, drastic elevation changes, and where the scenery is absolutely gorgeous is known as the Palomar Mountain Loop. The loop starts in Pauma Valley on Hwy 76 and veers left onto CA 6 and takes a right turn onto E. Grade Road descending down to Lake Henshaw where the road ends at Hwy 76. Along the way are breath taking vista of the valleys and surrounding mountains. Five miles off the route is the Palomar Observatory. For fifty years this observatory housed the largest telescope, the 200-inch Hale Telescope. To see this massive telescope up close was amazing; however, a chilling experience, for the observatory is kept at 35 to 38 degrees to protect the delicate instruments. Every clear night the Hale Telescope is peering deep into space doing astronomical research lead by a team of scientist from around the world.

With what seems to be endless miles of beaches along the San Diego County shores, stretching from Oceanside to the Mexican border, one can find pretty much anything the heart desires for fun in the sun.

Amusement park, beaches, and boardwalk is what Mission Bay and Pacific Beach is all about. The boardwalk stretches for 3.25 miles along the beach full of people roller blading, skate boarding, bike riding, or just walking. The boardwalk provides endless views of the Pacific Ocean as well as daily volleyball games played on the beach side, while the opposite side is lined with beachfront restaurants, cabanas, tiki bars, vacation rentals, and shopping.

The short drive along the coast from Oceanside to Pacific Beach is one that will not be soon forgotten. The 3.5-miles of beaches in Oceanside provides some spectacular scenic beaches and are some of the widest and sandiest beaches in Southern California, as well as a picturesque view of the boat harbor boasting 1,000 slips. Furthermore, Oceanside beaches are well known for their surfing conditions, hosting major surfing events every year.

Carlsbad known by the locals as “the Village by the Sea” where the Northern part of Carlsbad is composed of several small sandy beaches divided by sea walls and the Southern end is a State Beach and is often uncrowded. Most of the Carlsbad coast has relativity low cliffs and the historic Coast Highway 101 where, in most cases, passes right next to the shore providing some jaw dropping scenery of the Pacific Ocean; however, there is a stretch where the cliffs along the coast are high and steep.

Continuing South on 101 alongside the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean is the seven-miles of La Jolla which sparkles with sights of a picturesque village, rugged coastline, beautiful beaches, where La Jolla Cove has sweeping panoramic ocean views, and one can come face to face with hundreds of Sea Lions and Seals basking in the sun on the rocks. Shell Beach has tide pools which is the home of crabs and sea anemones, only visible during low tides. Also, La Jolla is the home of a historic San Diego tourist attraction located at the Cave Store, where a century old tunnel leads to the Sunny Jim Sea Cave. Descending down the 145 wooden stairs through the tunnel leads to a dock inside the cave where the view of looking out into the ocean is stunning.

With most of the Ocean Beach area being a rugged coast there are very few sandy beaches available for the beach lover. However, Ocean Beach is home to the longest concrete pier on the West Coast at 1,971 feet and is visited by more than 500,000 people each year, and the waves here are beyond spectacular for surfing. Just North of the pier is Newport Avenue Beach with a section just for surfers and is very popular for photographers with its wide variety of objects to shoot. In addition, the very Northern section has a beach just for the dog lovers. Just a few blocks from the pier, a sense of history and identity capture the essence of this seaside town through murals painted on the side of buildings around the old neighborhood.

?The mid-section of the peninsular is where Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is located. This park runs for 1.5 miles along the Point Loma Peninsula’s Western shoreline, where the trails along this rugged coastline features expansive ocean views, caves and dramatic cliff formations, making this park popular for ocean-gazers.

Not only is Coronado the birthplace of Naval Aviation, the community is packed full of glamour, beaches, and park lands which boasts a level of charm in a near-perfect climate, not to mention, the National Historic Landmark and ever so popular “Hotel Del Coronado” built in 1888, which overlooks the South end of Coronado Beach. Coronado offers visitors and locals beaches on the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. Just South of Coronado Village is Silver Strand State Beach which provides a long and wide stretch of beach for daily use as well as a camping area. The State Park also provides a pedestrian underpass which allows access to Bayside Beach and Resort.

Point Loma’s lower section is where the Cabrillo National Monument is located. Within the monument is the old lighthouse, stature, and cemetery as well as hiking trails along the cliff walls which lead to some of San Diego’s best tide pools, as well as some outstanding views of San Diego Bay and the city’s skyline. The lighthouse was built in 1855 and standing at 422 feet above the sea wasn’t enough, the lighthouse was often obscured by fog and low clouds, as a result, a new lighthouse was built closer to the point in 1891; however, the old lighthouse restored to its 1880’s appearance still stands keeping watch over San Diego Bay serving as a link to the past. The Cabrillo Stature is a tribute to Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo whom sailed into the San Diego Bay in 1542 becoming the first European to step onto California soil and a memorial for those who served our country is at the Fort Rosecrans National Commentary.

Twenty miles South of San Diego is the popular city of Tijuana Mexico. Pure amazing how a short walk across the border will completely alter one’s surroundings so dramatically. The mile or so walk across the bridge over the Tijuana River leads to the downtown area where donkeys have Zebra stripes painted on them are in an abundance. Souvenir shops, restaurants, curb side dinners, and pharmacy stores line the streets offering most anything one would want and just two blocks from main street is the beautiful Historic Cathedral De Nuestra Church.

Just North of San Diego in La Jolla is Torrey Pines National Reserve, which is one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern coast of California. This stretch of land remains the same as it did before San Diego was developed and is home to the rare Torrey Pine, has miles of unspoiled beaches and a protected lagoon vital to migrating birds. The preserve is used by locals and visitors from afar to walk the peaceful trails and to just enjoy the beautiful environment.

The easiest trail is the.75-mile loop Guy Fleming Trail through the forest to where the trail follows the cliffs edge providing panoramic views of the ocean. The short, but steep High Point Trail provides a view of the reserve, inland, and the lagoon. A little more challenging is the Razor Point Trail which is.75-miles one-way. While walking through coastal sage scrub the trail provides views of sculptured sandstone and gorges. Along the way take the time to climb to the top of Red Butte for an outstanding view of the preserve and ocean. The trail ends at the Razor Point Overlook where the views of the beach far below are outstanding. On the way back take the.25-mile one-way spur trail to the Yucca Point Overlook which displays more views of eroded sandstone cliffs, as well as a different view of the beaches. By far, the most challenging, but the most rewarding is the.75-mile one-way Beach Trail, which menders its way through the forest to a rustic footpath which winds its way down more than 300-feet to the beach where the finale decent is through a narrow section of cliff wall via stairs.

Built in only seventeen months and named after the famous battle of Midway, the USS Midway is now a Historical Navel Aircraft Carrier Museum in downtown San Diego. Midway was the first carrier that featured an armored flight deck which carried 120 aircraft and for its first 10 years was the largest ship in the world and the longest serving air-craft carrier in the 20th century.

Today the carrier houses an extensive collection of aircraft’s and helicopters, many of them built right here in Southern California. Walking around the massive 4-acre flight deck provides up close encounters with different types of aircraft, with the ability to enter into some of them, the deck also provides views of San Diego’s downtown skyline. The command center for the ship known as “The Island” can only be toured with a guide. The Island is located on the flight deck and rises above all the aircraft. The tour takes one up through a series of narrow serpentine ladders to the flight control room through passage ways to the navigation room and forward to the bridge. Exploring the over 60 locations on the ship including galleys, officer quarters, sleeping quarters, engine room, and towers gives one the feelings of what it may have been like to be one of the 4,500 crew members.

All within walking distance through a quaint atmosphere are boutique shops with unique merchandise, restaurant’s, museums, and historic buildings where one can learn some of the history of San Diego’s early days, this is “Old Town”, the birthplace of California. During the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 Nearly 500 Mormons of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints joined the Army to gain finical support for their families and other Mormon Pioneers. The Battalion marched nearly 2,000 miles across the Midwestern States from Iowa to San Diego, improving the trails as they moved along. The Mormon Battalion Historic Site commemorates their journey through an interactive video tour, historical artifacts, and the art of brick making.

Just one block from Old Town is Heritage County Park, measuring nearly eight areas. This park was developed to preserve some of San Diego’s historic Victorian Homes, as well as classic revival styles.

Just outside of downtown San Diego is Balboa Park, with museums of local history to the history of flight, trains and automobiles, numerous gardens, a diversity of culture of people near and far, and where there is no shortage of things to do. Balboa Park is the perfect place to experience shopping for gifts, art, a picnic in one of the beautiful parks, sight-seeing and the San Diego Zoo.

Taking a walk through one of the gardens can be very relaxing as well as rewarding. Each one of the gardens have unique landscaping with towering trees to grassy areas, where some have plants native to dry climates from around the world., while others have developed a relationship with another country’s culture. While some of these gardens were designed decades ago, others are more recent.

One hundred acres, more than 3,500 animals of more than 650 species makes the San Diego Zoo the 10th largest in the world; however, it’s the most visited in the world with more the 4 million visitors yearly. The San Diego Zoo not only connects people with wildlife, but nature as well, by pioneering the way for open-air exhibits, eliminating individual cages. The Zoo is much more than just seeing wild animals, it consists of seven zones with waterfalls and streams sitting amidst a lush forests, where the Asian Passage is a forest of Fiscus and Bamboo where Red Panda and Bears roam or the Lost Forest with winding paths through a tropical habitat where Flamingos, Monkeys, Apes, and Hippos thrive.

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What to Visit When in Las Vegas? Sat, 27 Jun 2020 06:45:45 +0000 High Roller Ferris wheel on the Linq

The Strip is home to the world famous High Roller Ferris wheel, which is found at the far corner of the Linq, Promenade.Tourists can enjoy the best views over the strip and areas around it while riding a capsule of the gigantic ferris wheel that stands 550 feet high and which takes half an hour for a full rotation. The cabin can accommodate 40 people. The sights are especially outstanding during nighttime with the fully lighted city.

New York – New York Hotel

Las Vegas’ NewYork -New York Hotel is located just across the MGM Grand Hotel and Excalibur Hotel. The hotel, which looks spectacular, is designed to resemble New York’s skyline with the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge to complete it. There is also a giant roller coaster that goes in and around the hotel.

Caesar’s Palace and The Colosseum

Caesar’s Palace is one of Las Vegas’ most popular hotel resorts as it continues to progress. At present, Caesar’s Palace is an enormous complex at the center of the Strip and it comes with all the possible entertainment options. Most people closely associate the hotel with shows performed in its huge concert venue called “The Colosseum”.

Popular celebrities (such as Celine Dione and Elton John) entertain guests for a prolonged period and shows are usually sold out way ahead of its show time. So, tourists who plan to watch a performance in this venue will have to check out the dates and availability of tickets in advance.

Mob Museum

The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, also called the Mob Museum of Nevada, is a museum that stand outs because of its uniqueness. It is situated inside a 1933 Neoclassical building, which used to be the US Post Office and Courthouse that comes with its own history. This was one of the places where the famous 1950 Kefauver Committee hearings were held, revealing a few ugly realities regarding organized crimes in Vegas and throughout the US.

The museum talks about the US Mob’s history by means of video clips and engaging, interactive displays. Exhibits have got something to do with people, events, culture and fashion that are relevant with the times.

Mandalay Bay and Shark Reef Aquarium

Another popular tourist spot at the southwest tip of the Strip is the Mandalay Bay Resort, which is close to the Luxor hotel. One of the complex’s main attractions is the Shark Reef Aquarium. It has a gigantic 1,300,000 gallon tank that is home to a vast assortment of fish, reptiles, sharks, rays and marine invertebrates.

There are around 100 sharks from 15 various species and above 2,000 animals on display. Its most impressive feature is the Shark Tunnel. Shark Reef has an Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation and it works with wildlife biologists on the preservation of endangered marine and lake populations as well as the rehabilitation of injured animals.

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Site Seeing the Dallas and Fort Worth Area Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:24:05 +0000 When visiting the Dallas/Fort Wort area there many accommodations available, from family suites to RV resorts. For example, the Texan RV Ranch in Mansfield has 159 full hook sites with cable TV, swimming pool, ranch house for group functions and convenient store. In addition, this campground gives one the country setting with the city convenience. Furthermore, The Texan RV Resort is ideally located to Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth.

The 190-mile drive from Mansfield South to Burnett where Longhorn Cavern State Park is located, an underground wonder created by the dissolving and cutting action of an ancient river. Here one can take the guided tour which is ninety minutes and covers just over a mile of the more than eight miles of cavern. The State Park if free to enter, yet one has to pay for the Cavern tour. Once inside, one will discover the wonders of what nature can do and provide for our enjoyment. Learning about the history of the Cavern is quiet fascinating. While some areas of the cavern are open, others are pretty tight and very attractive.

Everyone should spend at least one day in downtown Dallas. Fair Park just South of downtown covers 277 acres and has one of the worlds’ largest collections of art décor. The park is full of Museums, amusement venues and gardens. The biggest surprise was the Cotton Bowl stadium being in the park. Without a doubt, one could spend days at Fair park. The Dallas Heritage village just a few blocks from downtown was very educational, as well as some history of Texas. The historical society moved old buildings from around the state dating back to the late 1800’s to this location. Well worth the visit. Dallas has an abundance of places to see and things to do for all families to enjoy.

South Fork Ranch in Parker just North of Dallas is a must see for anyone that followed the Dallas TV series. A gentleman named Duncan built the home for his wife and three children. When he was approached about filming there, he told them no. A week later the network showed back up and he agreed; however, there was to be no filming inside and they could only film three months out of the year, June, July and August. The scenes from the outside were filmed here, while the inside was filmed in California in a studio. The ground floor of the mansion portrays many aspects of the television series, yet the upstairs only has one bedroom which is set up as JR’s. In the visitor center, one will find memorabilia from the series.

Downtown Arlington’s River Legacy City Park, is ideal for a family picnic as well as for walking the pets. This park has off-road trails for bike riding, as well as paved walking trails. Crystal Canyon Natural Area has only a few man-made items available and a parking lot for just nine vehicles. Walking the trail gives one the feeling of being deep in the woods, yet you are right in town. A great place for lunch is Kincaid’s Hamburger’s.

The Dallas Cowboys play all their home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. Although many people aren’t sports fans, this is a must-see place. The stadium is the largest indoor sports venue in the world. If you place the Statue of Liberty on the playing field, it won’t touch the roof. The stadium itself, has no bad seats, for there are no support columns inside the stadium. The structure is supported by two one quarter mile arches, which are anchored in 125 feet of concrete. Unlike many stadiums, the playing field is fifty feet below the street level. This stadium hosts more than one hundred events each year.

Just at the edge of downtown Fort Worth is the Fort Worth Water Gardens. Here one will find many types of water features with magnificent landscaping. The water garden is a place to just sit and relax in a tranquil environment. Log Cabin Village, also located in Fort Worth displays nine log homes from 19th century Texas. Here one can leave the present behind and experience the past through log homes and artifacts.

A must see in Fort Worth is the Stockyard Historical District. Learn all about the old west on the walking tour and museums. Relax for a while and watch a live rodeo and old west show in the coliseum. Witness the world’s only Texas Longhorn cattle drive right down main street, afterwards get a beverage from one of the old west saloons. Have the kids visit the Cowtown cattle pen maze and animal petting area. Or just relax under an umbrella in front of the Livestock Exchange building. For some authentic Texas Barbeque, try Riscky’s Barbeque located right at the Stock Yard.

For the person which enjoys the beauty of blooming flowers, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a must place to visit. A leisurely walk around the gardens takes about one hour. Here one will find many species of flowers and tress as well as artificial flowers and animals.

Located in Fresco is the Ford Center at The Star, home of the Dallas Cowboys training facility and Corporate offices. Here one will find an indoor practice field as well as an outdoor field. The indoor field hosts High School football games as well as other events. During events the indoor field and surrounding seating are available to the public. Other than during an event, one must pay for the guided tour. The tour will include, both practice fields, weight room, lunch room, film room, radio station, and interview room. Other areas shown, will cover the history of the Dallas Cowboys and the main lobby where their Superbowl Trophy’s are on display, as well as one ring from each Superbowl victory. One may take still pictures of anything in the building during the tour; however, no pictures are allowed in any area there are players present. Visitor’s aren’t allowed to speak, wave or approach any player.

All the above are year-round attractions one can visit along with many other activities. In addition, there are seasonal attractions as well. Without a doubt, the Dallas/Fort Worth area will keep a family entertained for weeks.

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A 5-Point Concise Guide Before You Travel Up the Inca Trail Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:19:27 +0000 Some people only reach a destination in their journey, whereas some savour the journey itself. The Inca Trail in Peru satisfies both preferences. Built by the Incas 500+ years ago, Inca is a hiking trail in Peru that terminates at Machu Picchu.

The Incas used to be only a very small portion of a vast Andean highway once stretching over 20,000 kms (14,000 miles). Archaeologists and historians are of the view that the trail was once used by messengers known as “Chasquis” as a road-system to deliver messages between places by running and carrying knotted cords of vivid colours.

1. What makes it exciting?

  • A fascinating blend of alluring mountain scenery with lush cloud-forests
  • Subtropical jungle terrains with an awe-inspiring mix of Inca paving stones, tunnels ruins.
  • Hundreds of endemic species of flora and fauna
  • A heavenly bird watching and orchid spotting experience
  • Opportunity to explore mythical natural landscapes
  • Pristine virgin lands teeming with life.
  • The opportunity to explore Machu Picchu, the final destination.

2. How many days does it take to complete the Trail?

Trekkers including both amateurs and professionals from around the globe generally take 4 or 5 days to conclude the Trail, but a two-day trek, beginning from ‘Km 104’ is also a possibility for many.

3. Elevation

The elevation profusely varies, and trekkers often struggle with altitude sickness, particularly when they do not spend sufficient time in Cusco, prior to trekking the trail. On the first day, starting at 2,600 meters, you travel up to 3,300 meters. On the second day, you travel up to Dead Woman’s pass which is the highest point at 4,200 meters on the Trail. This is considered to be the most crucial point for those prone to altitude sickness.

4. Permit

Inca Trail is one of the most acclaimed treks in the entire South American region having its historical, cultural and architectural value. Therefore, the entrance to the legendary Inca Trail is managed and controlled by Peruvian Tourism Authority (PTA) to safeguard the traditional unpaved trail and the surrounding environments. You need to pre-purchase the permit (generally managed by tour companies) as the permits are strictly limited.

5. Best time to travel up

Peru has two main seasons, the rainy months from November to March, and the dry months from April to October. The dry season is loved and preferred by a majority of tourists to explore the adventure and trill of the Trail.

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10 Things to Do in Phoenix, Arizona Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:17:35 +0000 Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the Arizona, United States. Phoenix is not just famous as the capital of Arizona but it also houses the largest Museum in the south western part of the United States. Here are top 10 things to do if you find yourself in Phoenix:

1 Phoenix Art Museum

The Phoenix Art Museum was built in the 20th century and is one of the most visited attractive highlights in the city. It welcomes lovers of art work from all around the world. It is an abode to a vast collection of American, Asian, European and African art works. The museum also features live performances and art films annually to inspire lovers of art. It is a top notch place to be with your family on vacation.

2 Musical instrument museum

The Musical Instrument Museum is an enthralling architectural structure which accommodates millions of music lovers annually from every corner of the world. It also houses a fascinating collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and artefacts. Visitors are entertained by taking a tour and seeing different musical instruments on exhibits and also get to play with some.

3 Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix zoo is one of the country’s largest privately owned zoos. It is home to different species, housing over 1,400 animals with more than 30 different endangered species from all around the continent. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Phoenix after the Arizona Science Center.

4 Arizona Science Center

Located on 164,000 square feet land mass downtown of Phoenix is the Heritage and Science Park. Arizona Science Center is a popular learning center which accommodates thousands of science-lovers, researchers and students on field trips. Science summits and educative seminars are also organized all throughout the year, at this center. It is a top notch spot to explore scientific innovations and recent science works on interactive displays.

5 Chase field private tours

Chase Field extends over 1,300,000 square feet and it has six different levels. It features a variety of major sporting activities including baseball, football and basketball. It is known to be the home of Arizona’s first Major League Baseball team and the 2001 World Champions.

6 The Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The Children Museum of Phoenix is every kid’s dream playground. It is a fun-filled wonderland of imagination, inspiration, and creativity for children below the age of 10. The Museum features over 300 interactive hands-on exhibits. Visiting the Children’s Museum is a lifetime experience for every child, making them to always want to visit again.

7 Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony aims at educating, and inspiring concert-goers through high quality music-making. The Symphony features seasonal concerts, shows, and fundraising events. It is a nice place to have your weekend fun or relax from day’s stress

8 Pomegranate Café

The Pomegranate Cafe is a renowned captivating spacious vegetarian restaurant in Phoenix. It offers locally sourced seasonal foods and drinks. The café also provides fresh juices and pastries that are made in-house.

9 Penske Racing Museum

The Penske Racing Museum is renowned for exhibiting the history of automobile racing. It is an abode to a collection of cars, trophies, and racing events. The museum also features a casual café and a boutique store where racing wares and events can be purchased. It is a perfect place for all lovers of the sport to enjoy the weekend.

10 Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park

The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park is situated in downtown Phoenix near the Sky Harbor International Airport. It is one of the largest highlights in Phoenix. The Museum is home to a collection of diverse cultural artworks and offers Arizona history on interactive display. It also features an interactive gallery where children can learn more about science and archaeology.

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Top Ten Things to Do in Orlando Florida Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:15:34 +0000 Orlando is a city of best tourist attractions. Orlando is the right place to go when it comes to the best amusement and theme parks. When you visit Orlando, you want to ensure you have an awesome experience. Therefore, we shall take a good look at the top 10 things to do in Orlando, Florida.

1. Universal Island of Adventure

This is certainly one of the top things to do in Orlando. It is up there with the most popular, highly rated theme parks in Florida. It provides great experience particularly for lovers of movies, kids and adults. It is made of different islands such as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Toon Lagoon, Port of Entry, Jurassic Park, just to mention but a few.

2. Disneyworld

Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the first attraction park to be launched in Orlando boasts of welcoming about 20 million tourist visitors a year. This theme park is made up of about 6 different zones, all working fine to ensure you have a quality experience.

3. Universal Studios

Universal Studios provides great entertainment in terms of movies and television series. It boasts of a good number of tourist attractions with live shows. Interestingly, Universal Studios performs different seasonal events all to the delight of visitors. You can be sure of having a really nice time when you visit this place.

4. SeaWorld Orlando

For a long time, SeaWorld has been one of the top places to go in terms of entertainment. It provides numerous shows that give you an amazing experience. It features many top-notch attractions such as Shark Encounter tunnel, Dolphin Cove, Stingray Lagoon all of which provide a quality experience with animals.

5. Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center is located on the eastern coast of Florida. In recent years, it has been one of the most popular sites of attraction. It is also a site where astronauts are launched off by NASA from the Earth’s surface. This is certainly an immersive experience you’d really love so much.

6. Aquatica Park

Aquatica is one of the best water parks in Orlando. It features a lot of fantastic attractions together with its water park essentials. It features a cashless wristband system. This ensures that you top up your money without getting worried that your money will get wet. In all, Aquatica Park provides you with a fantastic experience.

7. Gatorland Orlando

Gatorland provides quality theme park experience. It is a haven for a good number of living crocodiles and alligators. Gatorland provides a great room to know more about these reptiles by allowing you to spend quality time with them. This is certainly one of the cheapest tourist attractions in Orlando.

8. Disney’s Hollywood Studio

Disney’s Hollywood Studio provides an immersive theme park experience. Interested in movie magic? Disney’s Hollywood Studio is the place to be. You are sure to enjoy some laughable moments with your loved ones here. The entertainment here is heavenly.

9. Legoland

Legoland is located very near to Lake Eloise in the Lakeland region. It gives you access to roller coasters, fantastic shows, and performances to ensure that you’re strongly baptized in the world of entertainment.

10. Discovery Cove

Apart from SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove is a very cool place to be. You’ll enjoy intimate and unique experience with the aquatic animals here. You are advised to even come along with your swimming costumes to experience a top-notch water immersive atmosphere.

Ensure you have a quality time with your loved ones by boarding a nice bus traveling through Orlando. You can rent a bus from Orlando Party Bus through

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6 Tips for Climbing Kilimanjaro Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:07:31 +0000 If you have a dream to climb Kilimanjaro, it will be tons of fun to join people who have already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. This physical undertaking requires a lot of preparation on your part.

The height of this mountain is 5,895 meters. Moreover, it is considered the tallest mountain of the world that stands free. Also, it is on the list of the most climbable and walkable mountains. Given below are a few tips you need to follow if you are going to climb this mountain.

1. Set a Budget

Usually, this journey may cost you between $2400 and $5000 per head. And this figure includes your transport, park fees, porters, mountain guides, food, accommodation, camping, and flights.

Therefore it is a good idea to work with a good tour operator. In fact, paying a bit more is a good idea if you are going to hire a knowledgeable and experienced tour operator.

2. Time Your Trip

Although you can plan you are trip any time of the Year, it is not recommended to make your plan in April, May or November. It is much better to go there between January and March. During these months, the roads are less crowded and the weather is pleasant.

3. Choose the Best Route

You can choose from seven routes. Each route has its own set of features like length, popularity, scenery, and difficulty. Therefore it is better that you choose the right route based on your capability.

Even if you choose the shortest route, you will need at least five days to reach the top.

4. Don’t pack Unnecessary Stuff

Make sure you don’t pack the stuff you don’t need or can’t carry during your climb. Therefore, it is a good idea to be selective when you are packing your things. This is important for the success of your trek.

Your tour operator may provide you with their own porter. Usually, they are allowed to carry up to 15 kgs of your stuff. If you need to carry more stuff, you will have to you carry it on your back. Ideally, you may want to to carry 20 lbs at most.

5. Train for the Adventure

It is not easy to climb Kilimanjaro. It is going to be difficult whether you are repaired or not. As a matter of fact, it is the difficulty level that keeps most people from reaching the top of the mountain.

Therefore it is important that you are physically fit if you want to you make it to the top successfully. Having said that, you may want to train a few days before your trip. All you need to do is practice climbing mountains as much as you can.

6. Get the Right Gear

Make sure you have the required gear before the big day. In fact, climbing without the required trekking gear is a big mistake. Therefore, it is a good idea to invest in high-quality gear.

So, these are a few tips that you may want to to keep in mind when climbing Kilimanjaro for the first time.

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The Best Things to Do in Goa Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:04:10 +0000 Goa is a fun filled holiday destination of India attracting large number of international and local visitors. Goa beaches, spectacular scenery, amazing food, luxury resorts, great nightlife and adventurous water sports makes it an all in one place for having holidays either with your friends, family or a romantic couple getaway. From sunrise to sun set Goa is packed with exciting activities and views. Goa has diverse attractions and things to do and see. Quaint to party beaches, lively markets, rich Portuguese heritage, great cuisine Goa is a unique experience to enjoy. For better exploration and comfortable travel I had my car rental goa airport and traversed to discover best of Goa. Each nook and corner of this vibrant tiny state is filled with one or the other interesting things to do. From sunset beach stroll to window shopping at colourful markets, enjoying vibrant nightlife there are so many things to do in Goa.


Goa is one of the best beach destinations in India and Goa beaches have abundance of adventurous water sports waiting for you. From fun filled activities to heart throbbing ones variety of water sports are available at Goa beaches. You can enjoy banana boating, wind surfing, parasailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, boogie boarding, jet skiing, water skiing and deep sea fishing. Best of these activities are available for making your holiday memorable.


It is one of the most popular as well as most visited beach of Goa known for its long stretch of sun kissed sandy beaches with shacks and huts settling along the coastline. North end of this beach is quaint and visited by very less number of visitors whereas south end is always busy with visitors. Various shops selling local handicrafts, or other goods and stalls as well as restaurants serving best of Goan cuisine are also lined along the beach.


Goa is a party destination of India and known for its some of the best parties all around. This tiny state is home to plenty of vibrant nightclubs and its beaches also offers great nightlife. Party at beach or nightclub Goa will serve you with best. Goa is famous for its trance parties, rave parties and leisure cruises. Even if you don’t like to go for a party you can find some good place around the beach siting next to stunning view of sea enjoying live music. It is ideal for a romantic dinner date with your loved one.

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Trekking in the Woods Wed, 24 Jun 2020 06:59:39 +0000 The general perception of people is that trekking is very tough. But it’s not always true. Trekking is something which can be done easily by everyone. The only thing to be considered is that you should start with stress-free treks. Keep on increasing difficulty levels as you start gaining fitness.

If you are planning for a trek for the first time you cannot opt for a difficult trek. You can experience a major boost in your confidence levels only if you explore easy to moderate and then moderate to difficult terrains.

To avoid over exertion and getting tired on the trek you should always drink water on the way. Small quantity of water after frequent intervals will boost your energy levels and thus keep you hydrated. Eating fruits or light snacks on the way would keep you energetic and fresh. These are some methods by which you can keep your body relaxed and energetic. Whatever may be the season, monsoon, summer or winter, proper intake of water and food on the way can help you complete your trek successfully.

Trekking is an activity which can help you to make new friends and socialize yourself. Apart from learning the art it creates a bonding among the group. It would also help you to take lessons on how to complete your own tasks and take up some responsibilities of the group on your shoulders during the expedition. Needless to say the impact of trekking on us is amazing.

Again trekking has some health paybacks. It helps you strengthen your body muscles. It is a good exercise to build up your strength which is beneficial in the long run. During the entire trek you carry heavy back on your shoulders on uneven terrain which strengthens your legs, thighs and calves.

Trekking also helps to increase your physical and mental stamina. It is a kind of cardio workout where you walk continuously for at least 5 to 10 kilometers which helps to burn calories. Burning calories keeps you fit. How much calories do you burn on a trek depends upon three main factors, altitude of the trek, weight of the backpack and trekking distance and speed. Trekking on a tough route can help you burn more calories than trekking on an easy route.

A trek will also help you to go away from the pollution of the cities. When you trek, your brain receives maximum amount of fresh air which improves its functioning. It makes you feel happy and eradicates negativity from the brain. It helps you live in the moment of happiness.

It will always keep you away from all kinds of diseases. Trekking is considered as the best physical workout. Frequent treks will help you to cure various diseases like high blood pressure, sugar level, cholesterol, low bone density and many more.

I hope the above suggestions will be helpful for you. Keep fit, keep on practicing and enjoy your trek. I hope you would love this adventure and the suggestions given in this article would help you to inspire for your first trek.

If you are planning something adventurous this year then there can be nothing better than a trek to the beautiful scenic place surrounded with huge mountains, deep valleys and the gorgeous waterfalls. The mesmerizing forests and the lashing greenery will attract you towards the beautiful nature. When you need a break from your routine, away from the traffic and the noise, trek would prove to be a very good option to refresh yourself.

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3 Enjoyable Home Activities For Campers and Outdoor Lovers Wed, 24 Jun 2020 06:55:09 +0000 The quarantine has been hard for everybody, but it is particularly hard for those who love spending time in nature and the outdoors. Campers, hikers, backpackers and the like are not used to staying indoors for long periods of time. But with the current situation, it is best for everyone to follow the rules to stay safe.

If you miss being out in nature, try these 5 fun home activities for campers and outdoor lovers:

Camp in your backyard

For many people, their backyard is the closest thing they have to the outdoors during this quarantine period. So why not make the most out of it? Set up your tent or hammock and do some backyard camping! It’s a great way to get some sunlight, breathe some fresh air and most of all, spend some quality time with your family (especially if you have kids!).

While you’re at it, play some yard games, enjoy delicious camping snacks and exchange spooky stories just as you would at a real campground!

Make campfire meals

Apart from the peace and quiet of the woods and the beauty of nature, one of the best parts of camping is the food. Nothing beats a delicious meal freshly cooked over a campfire! And you can still enjoy these foods even when you’re home. If you can’t make a bonfire for cooking, no worries – you can still cook using your grill or through regular cooking in your kitchen. You can try hobo pockets, s’mores inspired desserts and the like!

Check out the National Parks virtual tours

If you’re fond of visiting National Parks around the country, you won’t have to miss them too much – you can now visit your favorite parks and even lesser-known ones without leaving your home! Google has launched an interactive documentary, virtual exhibit and 360-degree virtual tour of chosen US National Parks called “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks” available through the Google Arts and Culture App, available for both Android and IOS.

Didin’t find your favorite park? Alternatively, you can enjoy more virtual tours with more options of different US National Parks through Google Maps. They currently have 31 tours available for everyone to enjoy!

If you can’t spend time in nature and the great outdoors, why not bring those right into your home? These enjoyable home activities for campers and outdoor lovers will surely make you feel you’re closer to nature!

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