Lagos: Experiencing All Unique Things

This was the first time I was visiting Lagos and I have to say that it didn’t disappoint. My friend back in DC mentioned it a while back when we caught up by phone.  I was told this would be a spot worthy of checking out & it definitely did not disappoint me.  It has everything that will make you fall in love with it. You will find all types of beaches here. The old town placed at the heart of the city is just like exploring heaven. If you are planning to visit Lagos anytime soon, here are a few things that you need to check out.

Ponta Da Piedade

Once you visit this place, you are never going to forget it. It is a true Portuguese natural wonder. It has outcrops, cliffs, and yellow and red limestone rising to twenty meters. The place has gnarled walls and you will find water down below. I took a boat tour to experience the caves and natural arches. However, going on foot is just going to be memorable. You descend down the stairs and catch in the breathtaking view it has to offer.

Praia Do Camilo

This is not like a typical beach. It is a great clove to be found at the foot of the cliff that has a tinge or ochre. Reaching the destination has been an adventure in itself as I had to descend some 200 steps. These are wooden stairway which is etched into the rock. Take a glance at the beautiful view of the golden sands of the ocean and yellow and red colored rock.

Meia Praia

On the left Bank of Bensafrim, I found a beach which is hardly much different from the rocky coves that are to be found on Lagos’ other side. This is an immense stretch of land and curls around the bay for 6 kilometers to Alvor Lagoon. The large arch of sand due to its size doesn’t ever feel overcrowded. The current in the water is stronger and also the water is much cooler than the coves.

Oakland: Discover the Fun Things to do

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My trip to California would have been incomplete if I hadn’t visited the city of Oakland. It has been named after the oak trees which are found in this area. I fell in love with the lively summer festivals and the lively street fairs. If you want some ideas as to which places to visit when you are in Oakland, continue reading the blog.

Lake Merritt

The lake is surrounded by verdant lawns and luxuriant trees. Situated at the center of the city, this is the idyllic parkland. I came across numerous bird species such as black cormorants, snowy egrets, pelicans, Canadian geese, and much more. The lake is surrounded by a 3.2-mile long path. I took a walk along with this and I cannot help but appreciate the scenic beauty. If you are visiting with your partner, you can take a gondola ride.

Jack London Square

Jack London Square is a place with a relaxed maritime atmosphere. It is a historical attraction popular for Jack London, the American author. I took a walk along the waterfront trail and the boardwalk. Here, I found many restaurants serving lip-smacking dishes.  What I loved most of these restaurants have waterfront terraces that overlook the Marina.

Redwood Regional Park

This redwood forest is only a few miles away from Oakland’s downtown. If you want to spend some time amidst nature, this is the best place to be. Here, I found trees soaring more than 150 feet high. It had once been cleared but the forest was replaced. Now, it is protected parkland that has hiking trails. You will find the rabbit and squirrels all around the park. If you are lucky enough, you might also be able to spot deer. There are detailed trail maps for guiding you through the park.

Whitehorse: Making The Most Of The Winter Trip

Whitehorse is the capital city of Yukon. You might feel that this is a small and sleepy town and too cold for a vacation. But, this town will make you fall in love with the frost. It has some amazing restaurants, great art scenes, and the only thing I wish that I had more time. Take a quick look at the things that you can do when you are in Whitehorse city.

  • Hike at Miles Canyon

I came across a beautiful hiking trail at the outskirts of the city. Miles Canyon is an incredible canyon which came to be because of Yukon River. There are other hiking trails here. Some of these loop into the short. Also, there are some short ones. Irrespective of what you choose, make sure that it is sublime.

  • Canoeing on Yukon River

My visit to Yukon would have been incomplete if I didn’t visit the Yukon River. This was a great way to explore the landscapes. I started on the Whitehorse riverbank. You can either go on three-day voyages or half-day adventures. The stunning scenery around will surely mesmerize you.

  • Ride a Horse at Fish Lake

Visit Sky High Wilderness Ranch to take a horse ride. It is an only thirty-minute ride from Whitehorse. Ride a horse along Fish Lake. The ride amongst pine trees was relaxing and peaceful. It was a great experience. The picturesque of snow-capped mountains will give you a sense of fulfillment.

  • Gaze at the Midnight Sun

In case you visit Whitehorse during summer time, you are going to have a wonderful experience. Because you will be able to get a view of the stunning midnight sun. You might be tempted to fall asleep at 10 pm but keep your eyes open for a couple of hours to get a view of the sun of the sun at midnight.

Waterloo: Explore The Diverse Cultural Hub

On my trip to Waterloo, I came to realize that has more to offer than meets the eye. It offers several attractions. The city organizes many festivals and events that you can be a part of. The incredible landscape of Waterloo has truly impressed me. Irrespective of whether it an extended or day trip, you are surely going to love it. Let’s see the attractions you can check out on your visit.

  • Grand Valley Trail

I like spending my day exploring and spend some time amongst nature. So, I set out on a tour to Grand Valley Trail. If you are visiting with friends, you are going to have so much fun. You have the option to shorter and longer trails. Visit the web page to find out the trails that are suitable for you. Grand Valley is also known to organize group hikes from time to time. Make sure that you do not miss out on this.

  • Kissing Bridge Trailway

Want to get a taste of real Ontario, visit Kissing Bridge Trailway. The river and wetlands will give you the true essence of Ontario. The trail runs through the south of Ontario. You can run, hike, and bike here. The stone surface makes it easier for strollers and wheelchairs to pass through.

  • Waterloo Public Square Summer Campfire

Campfire has been an absolute favorite since school time. Take your friends or family to Waterloo Public Square to have a gala time. I visited with my friends, listened to music, had a beer, and sang all through the night. Simply take a warm hoodie, a blanket, drinks, and food and you are all set.

  • Acoustic Noon Concerts

Enjoy live music on your trip at Acoustic Noon concerts. This too is at the Waterloo Public Square. I saw many local artists playing great music. I spend some quality time with my friends enjoying the food and music.