Enjoy The Outdoors And More in Hood River Oregon

Posted on 20 June 2018 (0)

Hood River is a great place to visit in Oregon, especially if you are visiting Portland in this state. Among the attractions of this city is the great outdoors as well as great beer to be found in the varied breweries in this town. Among the less travelled cities in the country, Hood River can definitely come on your list.

One of the beautiful features of this region is Columbia River gorge. Located in the Pacific Northwest, it is a winding stretch that is sandwiched between areas of dense forests, waterfalls and towering cliffs. With this winding river in the vicinity, the town flaunts a hilly landscape and a Rockwellian flavor, akin to being a backyard in Portland. Indeed, after visiting the bustling city of Portland it would be an ideal spot to come to unwind.

The town is located on the shores of the river where the foothills of Mount Hood are found. As a result the outdoor recreational opportunities are several. Whether you love to hike, bike, kite surf or ski in winter, you can do all this and more in Hood River town. The town is not devoid of a bustling city center though. With traffic of Portland that infiltrates this region and a growing commercial district, it has the right mix of fresh air and a fraction of city life.  An old friend, Brandon, who runs www.southernstarroofing.com in Charlotte, has visited Hood River a couple times and has always commented that the outdoors and scenery here are among the best in the United States, a hidden gem worthy of visiting for sure.

As a visitor to this town, you will want to explore the several breweries around town, each offering unique flavors and brews to taste and savor. Double Mountain, Logsdon Farmhouse, pFriem, Full Sail are some of the several breweries in town.

Columbia River Gorge is worth discovering here, being a nature preserve that has a gorge, akin to a canyon to spans 80 meters is 4000 feet in depth.

Plan a visit to the History museum of Hood River County when you have time and wish to take a break from the outdoor activities. It is a relaxing place to check out the history relics and artifacts that reflect on the region, its history, culture and tradition.

Another delightful place to plan a day out with your friends and family is the Hood River waterfront park. This community area with a river beach is a perfect place to enjoy watercraft rides as well as picnic by the picnic tables as you spend your day here.

Seville, Spain is a True Wonder Of The World

Posted on 12 July 2018 (0)

If you want to immerse yourself in the wonders of the world, then there is no other place better than Seville. The place comprises of ancient lanes, street food, Spanish lifestyle, and the city is absolutely welcoming.

El Centro: Step in to make purchase of beautiful goods

If you are desperate to shop for Spanish products then El Centro is the right place to fit in. Here you will come across leather products which are best for embroidery. The street comprises of names of known designers. You can eat here and discover incredible structures of the globe.

Santa Cruz: The busiest tourist spot

One of the busiest places of Spain is Santa Cruz. It has narrow lanes with immense of the white buildings and several paved streets.  Also, it is surrounded by vast cathedral too. 

Triana: Stuffed with stylish aesthetics

This place is created with blue tiles made of ceramic. It is not just stylish but unique as well. The place gives best feeling. It has unique as well as strong identity. The blue tiles are made of mud which is collected from the river and worked with hands from the district around there.

Arenal: The port where ships arrive and move

If you are in love with ships then it is worth to get access to the Arenal port. It is busy port where you can experience tapas as well as bars. Several visitors are attracted to the place. It has artistic value, offer macabre art and so on. The area all around the river generates leather goods.

La Macarena: The best place to hang out

 

This place is a hub for vintage shops as well as different sorts of bookshops. If you are foodie then this place is worth to select. You can try tasting paella and potatoes. The place is loaded with young crowd. You can spend hours and hours chatting with your friends here.

San Marcos And Its Quirky Texas Vibes

Posted on 30 June 2018 (0)

Want to visit a quirky town in Texas? Head over to San Marcos that is near Austin. Indeed, many who seek cheap rent as well as a laid back lifestyle have moved to San Marcos. It has obtained the nickname of being a hippie town of the state and for good reason. From live music found in most bars here to Texas State University bringing in a bustling student community, the cultural vibes of this place are unique.

Besides the artists, musicians who form the local community as well as retired veterans, you will find much of the city landscape unique for the natural beauty as well as historic landmarks to be found here. Being in the Texas Hill Country, the San Marcos River runs by the city which is a great destination for water activities. If you are visiting here from Austin, you simply need to come by the 85 mph toll road that links this region to Austin and San Antonio.

You can also drive by the road that has some of the best wineries of the state such as Driftwood Estate and Duchman. This town is also known to offer some of the best barbeque treats in the region. Stop by popular joints such as Smitty’s, Kreuz’s, Black’s and Salt Lick.

As a visitor here you will enjoy hopping at the San Marco outlet malls. These comprise of two distinct malls, the Tanger Factory outlet and the Premium Outlets.

Head over to the Rio Vista Park that has plenty of green space along with trails, pools and courts. Here the 14 acre park has a swimming pool, sports courts and biking or hiking trails.

Stokes Park is a riverside park that is popular for picnics and has walking trails that are by the river, making them a pleasure to discover.

When you are here on holiday with your children they are sure to enjoy the several parks in town. There is a dedicated park as well that has a big playground with different equipment as well as water activities that they can enjoy on the river.

Remarkable Places To Visit When You Are In Kyoto

Posted on 17 May 2018 (0)

Kyoto was once the capital of the country and is still an idyllic representation of the country and all it represents. As a traveler you will experience the unique charm that the city has to offer, from the back streets to its historic landmarks which showcase the formation of a tradition and culture that remain alive in the people here even today.

Kyoto has several landmark areas to visit so ensure that you plan your itinerary accordingly to check them all out. For instance, the geisha district of this city is renowned and so is the green tea or matcha products which come in interesting forms, from hot lattes to ice creams, frappes, parfaits and more.

It is the seventh largest city of the country and it has a charming and pretty landscape as well, especially if you visit it in the period between March and April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Start by visiting the Fushimi Inari Taira. This is an incredible shrine that has red tori gates in the thousands which cover a total distance of 4 kilometers. This stretch continues to Mt Inari that is a sacred place for the locals. Walking up the hill and seeing this religious shrine is one of the best things to do here.

Kyoto is known for several shrines, temples and natural scenery as well. You can opt to visit the bamboo forest which lies on the western outskirts of the city known as Arashiyama. This natural landmark is very popular and during the holiday seasons you will find yourself elbowing through the crowds here.

A natural place of worship that is unique is the Saiho-Ji garden of moss. This is a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO and one needs to reserve their visit by applying at least seven days in advance.

After you have visited these popular landmark places in this city, plan your evening itinerary as per your interest. Try the local eateries to experiment with food and taste something new every day during your stay here. Traveling around the city is convenient due to the public subway and transit systems.

Nairobi Offers You The Best Of Kenya

Posted on 12 May 2018 (0)

Nairobi is a name that everyone thinks of when they think of Kenya. If you are planning to visit the major countries in the continent of Africa, ensure that Kenya is on your list. And the best place to visit this country would be Nairobi. The city not only has an urban core, but the well known Nairobi National Park. It is a game reserve that is large and well known for seeing black rhinos as well as giraffes, lions and zebras. If you have always dreamt of the African safari, it would be a place where you can live that experience.

The wildlife experience can be varied here. Besides the Nairobi National Park where you can go on safari trips, there are other kinds of wildlife preserves to explore such as Hell’s Gate National Park. Interesting and scary as the name is, it denotes a Savannah ecosystem that gives you a ride through these grasslands as well as offers you rock climbing, hiking, camping and other outdoor experiences. The city also has a rescue center for giraffes as well as a nature park at the Giraffe Centre.

Nairobi has a rich cultural heritage owing to its rich history. Visit the Karen Blixen Museum, which was the old home of Blixen, author of “Out of Africa”. This farmhouse of the twenties has been turned into a museum where its original furnishings can be seen. Another place to see authentic and traditional items is the Bomas of Kenya. It has tribal villages preserved for display as well as houses an open air museum. Here one can experience music, performances and indigenous crafts.

The Maasai people are the main tribes in this area. Take a trip to the Ngong Hills, where hiking activities as well as safaris exist. The peaks are located in the Great Rift Valley. Other scenic places to visit around the city would be the Uhuru Park, which has national monuments as well as an artificial lake by the same name. The Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park commemorates independence of the country from the British Empire rule.

You can take some time off to check out the traditional art and craft items at Maasai market and modern city attractions like the cylindrical KICC tower, convention center of the city.