Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Attractions to explore at Niagara Falls

The mention of words “Niagara Falls” itself brings a different sensation in our mind.
Counted as one of the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls is comprised of three gorgeous waterfalls, the huge Horseshoe Falls that are situated in Canada, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.


As we were on the American side so lets have a look at the different attractions which should be experienced from this end.

1. Maid of the Mist
   
Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls from US side. The boat starts off a calm part of the
    Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil
    Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the  
    Canadian Falls. This is a thrilling way to experience Niagara Falls where you get as close as
    possible look of the breathtaking flow of water and the power with which it falls.








2. Cave of the winds
     For those who want to experience the Niagara Falls up close, a tour of the Cave of the Winds is a
     must. There are series of redwood decks and platforms which allow sightseers to walk right up to
     the base of the Bridal Veil Falls with water crashing right on them and flowing beneath the
     decking.


3. Rainbow Bridge
    
Rainbow Bridge is the Gateway between US and Canada. The toll to across the bridge for each
     pedestrian and bicycle is 50 cents USD or CAD and for automobiles it is $3.50 USD or CAD.










Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Road trip from New York to Niagara Falls..!!

This time our destination was one of the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls.
It is a collective name given to 3 waterfalls that lies around the boundary of USA and Canada.

Though we were eagerly waiting to get a view of these breathtaking falls but the road trip did appease some of our quench. Some pics from the road trip..






















































Saturday, August 6, 2016

Road trip from Charlotte to Washington DC - Independence day..!!

The route from Charlotte to Washington DC is among one of the best I have seen.
Beautiful views start as we touch West Virginia and then the stretch continues till Washington DC.
Scenic forests, Foggy mountains, light drizzling and beautiful terrain all around.

This was the first time we drove for 2 consecutive nights.
Also this was one of the most adventurous drive of my life as it was raining heavily with lot of fog around and all I could see were the white lines on the road.

As July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day in US we got the opportunity to see some amazing fireworks too..

































Friday, August 5, 2016

Attractions to explore in Charlotte..!!

Charlotte is the largest city of North Carolina and also third fastest growing major city in USA.
Home to the corporate headquarters of Bank Of America and Wells Fargo, it is also the second largest banking center in USA.

Charlotte is not a renowned tourist place but there are few attractions here which will make you

1. NASCAR hall of fame
     NASCAR is synonym to car racing in USA. There are over 1500 races held over 100 tracks in 39
     states of USA as well as Canada. It is the second most popular professional sports in USA after 
     National Football league. 
     NASCAR hall of fame is a 150,000 square foot entertainment attraction which exhibits the
     history and heritage of NASCAR. 
     It is home to lot of artifacts, interactive exhibits and a theater.

     The journey starts from Hard Card which is a card given to you to track your achievements and
     scores against other guests in different activities across the Hall of fame.
      Next you make your way to the High Octane Theater which displays complete journey of .
      NASCAR.
      Glory Road is your next pit stop which features 18 iconic cars telling the story of NASCAR.
      Race Week is where all the fun begins.
      You can get live racing experience by getting into the simulator arena.
      Here you actually sit in one of the sports car and compete with other guests in a race.
      Apart from this thrilling experience you also get other hands on experiences.
      Last segment is the Heritage Speedway which unveils more than 200 artifacts that walk you
      through NASCAR’s storied past decade by decade. I loved the trophies, they were beautiful.
















2. Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook
    
Here you can get a very close view of the planes getting on the runway and taking off the ground.
     I really loved capturing the breathtaking views, definitely worth a visit.











3. Carolina's Aviation Museum
    
We didn’t visit this place as we have already seen world famous aviation museum in Washington.


4. White water River Rafting
    
This is one thing which we wanted to do but unfortunately it was closed due to some maintenance
      work.