Check out Toronto for your Next Trip

Toronto is a beautiful city located at the northwest shore of lake Ontario, Canada. It is the province capital of Ontario. The beauty and adventures of this city draws millions of visitors every year. Every adventure loving person must visit Toronto at least once in life. Toronto has rich cultural heritage, so it’s also a great place to visit for the people taking interest in different cultures of the world. There are so many things to do in Toronto like visiting amusement parks, Niagara Falls, museums, riverfront, art galleries, climbing CN tower, eating delicious food etc. Here is a list of some adventures a person can enjoy visiting Toronto.

1) Adventures at CN tower

CN tower is the tallest tower in the world standing over 1800 feet in downtown Toronto. It is the tallest freely standing structure of the world and was completed in 1976. Here are some great things you can enjoy at CN Tower.
a) Tourist visiting Toronto can enjoy the majestic look of city by riding up in a glass elevator to the top of the tower.
b) It’s also a great place for adventure. Edge walk attracts every person who visits CN tower. It is an amusement in which a person seeking for adventure is strapped to the overhead rail and takes a walk around edge of the tower.

2) The Distillery Historic District

The Distillery district is located on east of Toronto city. It’s a great place to know about the local culture and art. The Distillery district is a village like area away from downtown Toronto devoted to promote arts and culture, it’s full of restaurants, shops, art galleries, theaters, coffee houses etc to spent a memorable time. Here are some great sites to visit in Distillery District.
a) Still Dancing- It’s a 36 foot tall sculpture constructed with steel and aluminum located at Trinity square. It is created by world famous artist Dennis Oppenheim.
b) The koilos- It’s a fourteen foot tall handmade sculpture constructed by metal sheets. The creator of this sculpture is Michael Christian. The sculpture is very beautiful and sits with its legs ready to move forward.

3) Art gallery of Ontario

Art gallery of Ontario is a great museum of Toronto reopened in November 2008 for public. The gallery is extended in 45000 sq meters with more than 80,000 collections. Some of the best collections of AGO includes big collection of European art, Henry Moore sculpture gallery of arts, collection of miniatures and medieval decorative arts etc.
4) Enjoy fishing, swimming and sailing at lake Ontario
Lake Ontario is a great place for those interested in swimming, sailing and fishing. The boats are easily available on rent, tourists can travel to the nearby Humber River and enjoy nature’s beauty. Tourists can also enjoy fishing in lake with poles, fishing rods or enjoy by stepping out in water.

So these were the few reasons to go Toronto, there are many more. Toronto is a perfect place for people searching for adventure. There are many other great sites to visit. Interested to visit Toronto, apply through ESTA. Its will be a great adventure to a beautiful city.

Making the Most of Your New York City Trip

New York City is a wonderful and magnificent city. It is a global city with UN headquarters situated here. For first-time visitors heeding to a few simple tips would make their stay at New York City comfortable.

New York City is the most populous city in the U.S. and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. It is referred to as the City of New York or as New York City to distinguish it from its namesake the State of New York, of which it is a part. This global city is the home to the headquarters of the United Nations Organization. New York City, which is situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, is considered as a significant center for international diplomacy and is renowned as the cultural capital of the world.

Visitors from across the world book tickets in cheap price from best airlines and find New York City to be simply wonderful and magnificent. It is great to visit round the year. However, for the first time visitors the city might just appear to be intimidating by its big crowds and dazzling skyscrapers. But, don’t get overwhelmed by its sheer size. The city is quite manageable and friendly. You just need to pay heed to some of the valuable advice, and see how comfortable and enjoyable your stay will be here.

This advice is particularly for those visiting New York City for the first time. If you don’t have a company and visiting the city alone, you might feel nervous or be fearful in wandering all alone. This should however not be a cause of worry for you at all. New York City is considered to be a safe city in the United States. It is true that in earlier times people were cautioned against venturing into Alphabet City or the Lower East Side alone. But this is not the case now. Unseen fear shouldn’t grip you and play spoilsport with your wonderful trip here. Even Manhattan is not off-limits for the visitors anymore. Most of Manhattan has very few hills and is laid out on a grid system, so finding your way around is quite easier when venturing alone. There are however a few exceptions here. Accessing a few downtown neighborhoods in Manhattan like the Battery Park, the Lower East Side and the West Village might prove to be difficult for the first time visitor when venturing alone. If you are strolling on the streets of New York City by yourself, you’ll find the sights and sound of the city amazing.

If you are traveling to New York City for the first time, then commute shouldn’t be a problem at all. For commuting within the city, the New York subway system is always the best. The surprisingly fast and well-marked trains would ease your city commute worries. In fact, the subway system is the better bet than the city cabs if you want to travel across the city from east to west or vice versa, or when traveling during the morning or evening rush hours. The subways are operational 24 hours a day. However, if you are traveling alone during the midnight, you may feel comfortable taking a taxi.

These simple tips for the first-time visitors to New York City will ensure a smooth, comfortable and hassle free stay.

Check Out America’s True Last Frontier Alaska

Home to the world’s largest bears, largest salmon and largest population of bald eagles, the state doesn’t do wildlife and wilderness by halves. When exploring Alaska you will be at the heart of this wild beauty, discovering one of the world’s last frontiers for yourself.

Cruising aboard a luxury ship, passengers witness the dazzling fjords which give way to the lush coniferous forests of the coast. Beyond lies a diverse tapestry of landscapes from arctic tundra to meadows decorated with wild flowers. Ancient trees are dwarfed only by the mountains of the Alaska Range with the plateaus of the interior stretching out to endless horizons.

Roaming across the landscape and soaring above it are an incredibly diverse array of wildlife. Herds of caribou wander in the shadows of the great mountains and can be viewed from special vantage points in Denali National Park. Golden eagles wheel in the clear blue sky, and there are wolves and moose to sight along with three species of bear.

At the heart of the Alaska Range, reflecting in pristine Wonder Lake, is north America’s highest mountain, Mount McKinley. At a staggering twenty thousand feet it is one of the most formidable mountains in the world and its crest shimmers with snow and ice.

The state’s population live harmoniously within the natural world, and on Alaska holidays you will also get the chance to learn about the unique native culture that continues to thrive there. In the state capital, Juneau, there are a number of fascinating museums where visitors can learn about the human history of the region and the gold seekers who flocked there to make their fortune.

Wildlife spotting opportunities aren’t confined to the land. Alaska boasts a network of ancient fjords which are visited by some of the world’s best loved sea mammals. Prince William Sound is the stepping stone for oceanic exploration, where the water is home to harbour seals, orca whales and otters. Ships cruise along the inside passage past the sublime scenery where whale watching tours and wildlife walks can be enjoyed. There is also the chance to walk on the glaciers in Glacier Bay and learn about the fascinating geology of the region from an expert.

Alaska’s wild beauty has a sheer scale and brilliance that can only truly be experienced firsthand. Join the adventure and discover one of the world’s last true frontiers for yourself.

Take a Visit to Seattle Washington

Having visited Canada countless times since childhood, I became suddenly aware on a trip to Vancouver that I was yet to cross over the border into America and decided that that was something I wanted to rectify. I soon found out that Seattle lay just 114 miles from the Canada-United States border and decided that was the perfect place to visit. Going online that night, I booked last minute flight tickets and couldn’t wait to travel that weekend for my short break away.

The birthplace of Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks and Nirvana, Seattle is an innovative city with a deep and varied history which is widely celebrated. With only a short amount of time to spend here, we knew that we’d have to begin exploring from the moment we had checked into our hotel so we decided to stay downtown to have great access to the city. Nearby was Pioneer Square, the birthplace of modern Seattle and home to the Smith Tower Skyscraper. Built in 1914, this gothic building is a breathtaking piece of architecture.

Before we traveled, we purchased a Seattle City Pass which for $69 gives you access to six of Seattle’s main attractions: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Harbour Tour, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum and then the choice of either the Woodland Park Zoo or The Museum of Flight. Not only did it save us lots of money, but it also ensured that we made time to visit all these attractions.

First on our list was the Seattle Centre, originally home to the World Fair in 1962. Our eyes were immediately drawn to the Space Needle which looms large over the park. With my heart pounding, I took the elevator up to the observation deck and at 520ft up, looked out across the park and the city for quite a view. Also here is the Experience Music Project, the brainchild of Microsoft co-creator Paul Allen. In this gloriously colorful building, we saw the remains of Jimi Hendrix’s destroyed Stratocaster guitar and marveled at the Nirvana exhibition which celebrated the city’s finest band. Before we left, we also jumped up on stage to rock out and have our time playing to an imaginary crowd recorded for us to treasure forever on DVD. Taking the futuristic monorail, we took the one mile journey back to the heart of the city.

For me, Seattle really came to life at Pike Place Market in Elliott Bay. This market dates back to 1907 and is a constant hive of activity. The Pike Place Fish Company is definitely a must see and is one of the most famous ‘stalls’ here and you can also visit the very first Starbucks which was opened in 1971. My favorite thing to do here was to head underground to explore all the stalls selling collectables and old books. It was like a secret haven and I was utterly in my element and made the pledge to pay a return visit one day.

Natalie Likness love of travel was introduced to her from an early age due to a trip abroad before she was even born! Having close family and making friends across the world, she has continued to travel ever since.