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Photo Essay Of Vineyards In Napa Valley


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My trip to Napa Valley on this day exactly a year ago is still freshly mapped in my mind. I missed an exit and ended up passing California 37 to Napa Valley from San Francisco. It was absolutely a pleasure to drive through the countryside, passing endless stretches of vineyards for what it felt like forever. It didn’t really matter that I returned sunburned from the scorching heat and merciless rays of the California summer.  Instead, glad to been there and done that.

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Niagara Falls – Which Side Is Better?


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Summer’s here, everyone is traveling. You can’t resist the urge to put your passport into use after scanning through Facebook photos of family and friends on vacation, or anywhere else except home. Don’t miss a trip to Niagara Falls, especially the Canadian side. When you are there, you can feel the magnificence of the waterfalls. The roaring of the waterfalls are loud enough to let you wonder how much water are running over the edge. It also reminds you of your presence at one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. If you want to get down onto the river and explore the river close-up, go ahead with the great experience but be prepared to get wet.

I explored both sides of Niagara Falls by foot, I walked over the bridge connecting the American and Canadian border because I want to take pictures of the falls from both sides. Please do a check on which nationality can do that because the last I know was that not all passports can just cross the customs on the bridge and back.

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209352_10150918818002537_963010035_oView from the bridge linking the border of USA and Canada

241051_10150918818047537_944141414_oYou can see the customs right ahead

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271408_10150918818347537_1864188312_oOn the Canadian side

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The following stunning pictures are courtesy of my buddy Hugo who explored Niagara falls with me.

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970607_10151701500888828_492035334_nOh yes, I’m on the boundary line!

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972307_10151701501263828_1103963155_nWhich sides do you prefer?

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The Surreal Landscape of Grand Canyon


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When you flip through pages of travelers magazine, often you are able to spot some eye-catching landscape of the Grand Canyon. I have only been to the South Rim twice and I still want to go back and immerse myself in that majestic surrounding anytime. Probably my next few checkpoints for Grand Canyon will be the North Rim and West Rim which is famous for the Skywalk. And I love to do a multi-day hike to the bottom of the canyon, along the Colorado River. The South Rim is pretty touristy, especially during summer. But don’t worry, there are enough sights to go around given the massive amount of visitors.

The shuttle-only route which runs along Hermit Road is recommended for day trips, otherwise if you have the time, make the drive to Desert View Lookout. This is one of my favorite lookout point. It offers spectacular views of the canyon, even better during sunsets. I came across a couple having their wedding shots taken there, those shots must be stunning!

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IMG_0385Grand Canyon during dusk