New York City by Water

New York City by Water

Let’s face it, if you want to visit the Statue of Liberty, climb up to the crown, and walk around the island, there’s only one way to do it. You have to get a ticket on board one of the statue cruise sailings from Battery Park in lower Manhattan, New York City Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Depending on what time of year you want to visit you may need to book well in advance. But what can you do if you just want to get out on the water and view the New York City skyline or the Statue of liberty standing majestically on her pedestal out in the Hudson River and not pay the higher …

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What to do in Cappadocia?

A tourist’s dream, Cappadocia has much to offer you no matter what your interest is.  To hike, to photograph, to eat good food, what else is there to life? Cappadocia evokes a romanticism of the Crusades.  In its unique rocks, eroded over millions of years in a region that is extremely volcanic, people have carved whole cities in which to live and hide for centuries.  Today, most hotels are built into the sides of these rocks to form cave rooms or shops for the millions of visitors that come here each year. The main attraction is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Göreme Open Air Museum.  This particular area is host to a concentrated amount of churches in which much of …

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Where is Cappadocia?

Where is Cappadocia?

Where is Cappadocia? Most people think it is a city in Turkey…not the case. Find out all about where it is and some great facts about the area.

The Perfect Prague Weekend – What to Do in Prague in 2 Days

Perfect Itinerary for Weekend Getaway to Prague

Prague, Czech Republic, is possibly the most beautifully preserved medieval city in all of Europe. The towers and spires lining the skyline, the massive Prague Castle overlooking the town, and the statue lined bridges will transport you back to an earlier age. Of course, the famous Bohemian spirit coupled with some of the best beer in the world, will serve to make any visit to this iconic city a happy one. Don’t be fooled though, the city is packed with tourists of all ages. Coach tours, river cruises, and backpackers flock to the city all year long. You’re going to need help if you’re going to make the most of a trip to Prague! We know that visits to this …

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Yosemite National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Yosemite National Park UNESCO World Heritage

Can you believe that I’ve been married to a native Californian for over 25 years; we visit the state at least every other year, and I had never been to Yosemite National Park?! We’ve been to national parks all over the country like Denali, Theodore Roosevelt, and even hard to get to Katmai, but never Yosemite. John Muir, Ansel Adams, my cousin’s kids, and over 3 million people per year…it seems everyone has made it to the US’ premier national park before I did. And to top it all, UNESCO had inscribed Yosemite National Park on the World Heritage List due to its exceptional natural and scenic beauty. Why hadn’t we visited? But I finally made it and it didn’t …

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