Next Up, Seattle!

Posted on 05 March 2019 (0)

While visiting Vancouver, you must make time to see her sister to the south.  Seattle has many wonderful attractions!

Planning a trip with family and kids to the Emerald City? Seattle is a perfect urban destination bounded by breathtaking landscapes, gourmet options, and kid-friendly activities offer a unique experience for families – it’s one of the favorite places to visit! Below is a list of the best things to do in Seattle. Our list of the best Seattle kids’ activities will help you narrow down those choices when you visit this beautiful city.

 

Grab your bags and head to these unique Seattle spots and activities!

 

Seattle Center– If you are traveling with kids to Seattle, make a time to visit the Seattle Center. It is an art, entertainment, street performer, eateries and educational center built in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair! Every year, more than 12 million visitors visit the Seattle Center, which makes it the 4th largest travel destinations in the United States.

 

The Space Needle– A trip to Seattle is not complete without paying a visit to the remarkable Space Needle. The 520-foot tall observation tower offers 360-degree stunning views of the city. The Space Needle is open throughout the year and opens every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.!

 

The Pacific Science Center – The Pacific Science Center is located in the middle of the city at Seattle Center, is a wonderful place for children, families, and travelers or anyone interested in finding out about the marvels of science! The Pacific Science Center exhibits for kids of all ages at this beautiful attraction including a toddler play area, Gravity well, rocket ship and the live butterfly room. Also, a great place to watch an IMAX movie!

 

The Woodland Park Zoo – A visit to the Nationally award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is a must especially if you are traveling with children to educate your kids about the importance of wildlife protection! Exhibits are home to more than 1000 animals and 300 species around the world. The Woodland Park Zoo also consists an education center and an indoor play area for kids known as the Zoomazium which is perfect for rainy days. We advise you to reach the Woodland Park Zoo early to avoid the crowd!

 

The EMP– A non-profit Museum was founded the Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and located near the Space Needle in Seattle! Once known as the Experience Music Project, this EMP museum has a remarkable collection of interactive exhibitions together with rock music, science fiction, outside the box diversions, repulsion and fantasy, pop culture and more.

 

The Pike Place Market– No trip to Seattle is complete without visiting the Pike Place Market! If you love seafood dine at Etta’s, one of the best restaurants that offer fabulous seafood in Seattle.

 

We hope you have fun with our list of the things to do in Seattle with kids. So, you are thinking to go to Seattle with Kids for a vacation, what should you include in your list?

 

Visit Vancouver the Beautiful

Posted on 22 September 2018 (0)

7 Best Places to Visit in Vancouver

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada and the largest city of British Columbia, Vancouver offers so much to do and see, that a single visit to the metropolis, presumably won’t be sufficient! Regardless of whether you’re off for a romantic vacation, a family trip, or inclusive vacation, Vancouver has everything for all. Whenever you visit Vancouver, it’s vital to ensure that you have a proper plan and be acquainted with strictly what you would like to see and do during your vacation. Else, you will be so crushed and may miss plenty of tourist attractions grounded by magnificent mountains. Ready to plan a trip to Vancouver?

 

 

 

We’ve listed our five favorite places that are definitely worth your visit to Vancouver:

 

Stanley Park– One of the largest and most beautiful parks in the world, the Stanley Park, located in the heart of the Vancouver city. With more than 500,000 trees, an extensive 8.8km seawall, breathtaking views, tennis court, basketball courts, beaches, trails and entertainment, the Stanley Park is a fantastic place, and one can walk around it at no cost. We recommend you to rent a bike to explore the large park. The Stanley Park attracts 8 million visitors every year.

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge– The 450 foot long and 230-foot high bridge, The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the oldest and most popular tourist attraction in the Vancouver, offers a spectacular view of the Capilano waterway beneath. The Capilano Suspension bridge draws in around 800,000 travelers consistently from everywhere throughout the world.

 

Gastown– The city’s oldest neighborhood, the Gastown name originate from the wordy stories of a man named Jack Deighton or Gassy Jack. Stroll down the cobblestoned streets and find out the origin of Vancouver! Please make sure to check out its Steam Clock. You’ll also locate plenty of restaurants, clothing and furniture stores and comfy cafes here.

 

Chinatown- Walk through the ornate Millennium Gate to discover one of the world’s third-largest Chinatowns. When you are in Chinatown, a visit to the Dr. Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Sam Kee Building is a must. Make sure to visit a traditional Chinese herbalist, also try steamed bun and coconut bun at any famous Chinese bakeries in Chinatown, Vancouver.

 

Vancouver Aquarium– This is one of the best places in Vancouver where you can enjoy different activities with your family and kids. With more than 50,000 different species from the Arctic to the Amazon, this is a most well-liked aquarium in Vancouver. You can enjoy the beluga whale, and dolphin shows with your kids here.  We recommend you to enjoy the 4D movies in a Vancouver Aquarium theater to add more fun to your trip.

 

Granville Island– A visit to Vancouver is incomplete without paying a visit to Granville Island Public Market, one of the best open-air markets in North America. When you visit Vancouver, a stopover to the  Granville Island is a must. Once an industrial area, now a well-established area because of its large restaurants, art galleries, and theatres. There is also a huge play area for kids and a famous Kid’s market where you can shop for toys, clothes, and books.

 

Grouse Mountain– With a comprehensive glimpse of the ocean, the alps and the city, Grouse Mountain offer a large number of picturesque activities. The five-line Zipline’s exciting, the two stranded mountain bears in the Wildlife Refuge are adorable, and the Skyride, the most prominent high cable car in North America, is impressive. Tourist can enjoy for ice skating, Snowshoeing, and sleigh riding at Grouse Mountain.

 

So What are you waiting for? With these seven best places to visit in Vancouver, it’s easy for you to plan your vacation with friends and family!

Cabo!

Posted on 16 April 2018 (0)

Imagine an ordinary calm fishing village at the tip of Baja California blossoming into one of the favorite and most famous spots in the world for grand scenery, celeb sightings, sunning and snorkelling and parties of course. That’s what happened with Cabo San Lucas!

Restaurants in Cabo San Lucas offer excellent seafood and Mexican fares, most of which allow you to bring in your catch of the day, so you’ll have it grilled. You can as well surf in isolated beaches, shop in attractive art tons, visit the most pristine deserts in the world, hike or even dive in the Sea of Cortez.

If you wish, we have a list of the best things you should do in and around Cabo San Lucas:

Rock and Roll at Cabo Wabo

If you want to visit Cabo for the party life and you don’t see the Cabo Wabo, then you’d be doing your vacation wrong. This is a must-see for anyone hoping to party! It’s a huge complex with giant bars and stages for bands to perform often with Sammy Hagar (the owner of Cabo Wabo). Some rock’n’roll legends visit the Cabo Wabo regularly to hang out with other people or to perform.

Nature Watch at El Acro

For nature lovers, just hop on a panga and be on your way to the most popular natural feature in Cabo, the Arch. The Arch is part of a formation which is known as the Three Friars, they make up the southern tip of the peninsula. Although there may be too many people and cruise ships but it still doesn’t take much effort to see these majestic rocks. You can as well watch out for sea lions and pelicans.

Dine with flair at Mi Casa

If you need a Mexican dish with so much flourish and elaboration, such as roving mariachi bands, tablecloths of different colors, and a lobby full Mexican crafts such as Day of the Dead dolls, then the best place for you to visit is Mi Casa close to the town square.

Sun Worship at Divorce Beach

Divorce Beach is connected to Lover’s Beach (one of the most fabled spots in Cabo). Divorce Beach is located on the Pacific side. You can come over to this place to soak up some sun and even watch the sunset.

 

Florida Vacation Tips

Posted on 17 February 2018 (0)

When you hear the word ‘Florida’, the images that come to mind are beautiful sunshine, fun theme parks, tangy orange juice and deadly alligators. But you’d be surprised to know that Florida has way more to experience than just that. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on another, it’s famous white sand coastline stretches across hundreds of miles. The climate is pretty moderate as well, making the state a highly-visited tourist destination all year round. Here are a few places you shouldn’t miss visiting if you’re ever in Florida.

 

  1. Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is 120-mile long chain of tropical islands curving around the base of the Florida peninsula, connected to the mainland by a series of bridges. The most spectacular bridge, the Seven Mile Bridge in the Lower Keys, has been frequently used as a location for films including True Lies and Fast 2 Furious. US Highway 1, the “Overseas Highway” runs from Key Largo, Islamadora, Marathon, Lower Keys and finally to Key West, the most distant and most famous of the Florida Keys. In addition to the beaches, diving and snorkeling, the Florida Keys offer botanical gardens, a variety of museums, family attractions like the Theater of the Sea, and several outstanding states and national parks where tourists can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing.

  1. Miami

One of the most sizzling cities in the world, Miami is famous around the world for its Latin culture and wild nightlife. Situated in southeastern parts of Florida off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, this city is home to a major port that manages more passenger cruise ships than any other port in the world. Millions of people from around the world visit Miami every year, looking to have unforgettable experiences in this city. What makes so many people visit this city? Well, it’s a good mix of ethnic cultures and modern lifestyle, and its sunny beaches that vary from family friendly to trippy party scenes. Right across the bay from this city, the Miami Beach, known for its Art Deco architecture and glamorous South Beach, lies on a barrier island.

 

 

  1. Orlando

Orlando is the ultimate theme-park city, with more theme parks than any other place in the world. There’s a lot of good parks including Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Gator Park, to name a few. All these theme parks bring 51 million visitors a year to this central Florida city of a mere 2 million people. Unlike other cities in Florida, Orlando is much less vulnerable to hurricanes. It is one of USA’s most visited cities, and also the home of the top Ivy league University of Central Florida.

 

  1. Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay area, situated on the Gulf of Mexico, consists of Tampa Bay, a gigantic natural harbor and many popular cities like Tampa and St. Petersburg. Tampa is the hometown of NFL team Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other fun activities here include a visit to Busch Gardens, a theme park that had Florida’s best roller coaster rides and a zoo entirely dedicated to animals migrated from Africa’s Serengeti Plain. As for beach scenes, St. Pete Beach is unmatchable. It has been named the best beach in the USA and fifth in the world by TripAdvisor readers in 2012 because of its dreamy white sand beaches and crystal clear water.

 

Travel to New Zealand

Posted on 11 January 2018 (0)

New Zealand is one of those places you’ll never stop talking about, once you’ve been there. The beautiful island country is blessed with amazing natural beauty, including spectacular scenery from mountain ranges, active volcanoes, majestic coastlines, lakes, fiords, glaciers and lush rainforests. It’s also one of the world’s least crowded countries, with a population of just 4 million, making it great for peaceful get-aways and trips.

New Zealand is a compact place, divided into two islands, and you can easily visit several holiday destinations across both islands in a short time.  Being from Arizona, I see mostly beautiful, brown desert year round.  It was a treat to see a lot of amazingly beautiful greenery. I recently had the opportunity to travel to New Zealand and Australia with a business owner friend of mine who owns one of the largest painting companies in Mesa Arizona and we spent a few days just hiking and enjoying the beautiful scenery. 

If you’re already thinking of visiting the country, here are 4 of the most beautiful places in New Zealand you should definitely visit when you’re there:

  1. Milford Sound

Milford Sound is situated in the northern-most end of the Fiordland National Park. It is famous for some of the most marvelous coastal scenery, majestic mountains, and deep blue waters in the world. If you like trekking you should also try the Milford track, which is New Zealand’s most visited hiking trail.

  1. Bay of islands

This bay was named by Captain James Cook when he visited it in 1769. It consists of 144 islands, deserted bays and heavenly beaches. You’ll also be able to witness an abundance of marine life like whales, penguins, dolphins and the big marlin here. If you like adventure sports you should also try diving , sailing yachts, world cruises.

 

 

  1. Tongariro National park

Unlike most national parks you may have seen, this one  has a rugged, volcanic landscape, both notorious, and famous, for its surprises and extremes. It’s blessed with a plethora of diverse flora and fauna. You’ll comes across amazing tranquil lakes, active volcanoes, untamed forest and desert-like plateaus. Hikers should also try the 19km long trek through its center, known as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

  1. Rotorua

This is a place you should definitely visit while in New Zealand. It is famous as the country’s thermal wonderland since the1880’s. There a lot of thermal springs, mud pools and geysers are in the area, making it one of the country’s top outdoor tourist spots. Also, don’t forget to visit The Wai-O-Tapu nearby, famous for its hot springs and their colorful appearance. The smell of sulphur is an indication of thermal activity that is evident in the region.

New Zealand is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the world to visit. It offers you unbeatable chances for adventure, peaceful getaway, and exploration. Whether you are traveling solo or with a group of friends, New Zealand has a lot to offer.