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Two Best Attractions in Atlanta

Best Destinations, Travel Tips - Amanda - November 12, 2015

Check out the following two best attractions in Atlanta:

The Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta’s newest best attraction must be the Georgia Aquarium. Completed in 2005, the aquarium occupies a whole square block in the middle of downtown Atlanta and houses over 5 hundred species of animal, together with many others kinds of fish, mammal, and marine invertebrate. The complex is helpfully broken into many completely different exhibits based on the habitat of the animals featured within: one exhibit contains stream dwellers, and another options marine animals native to Georgia.

Georgia AquariumThe most famous attraction at the Georgia Aquarium is probably the dolphin show. The aquarium houses eleven bottlenose dolphins and runs acrobatic shows for aquarium guests on a daily. The aquarium conjointly contains four beluga whales and 4 monstrously huge whale sharks. If you’re traveling with kids, the Georgia Aquarium is the excellent selection for for a day out in Atlanta – it offers children a rare combination of entertainment and education that they won’t soon forget.

World of Coca-Cola

Situated just outside of the Georgia Aquarium at Pemberton Place in downtown Atlanta, the World of Coca-Cola is one of the most popular places to visit in Atlanta. There are many interactive exhibits that you can visit with your family and friends. Moreover, there are a 4D Theater and you can watch a real, live Coca-Cola bottling line.
The highlight for everybody is definitely the tasting room, where everyone can sample about 60 different sodas from all parts of the world. You kids will certainly love this place! Admission prices are around $16 for adults and $12 for children.

Coca-ColaWhile Atlanta might not have the international recognition or name of a New York or a Washington, neither is it a mere air traffic hub. This American city contains many fascinating and distinctive sights for the person willing to seek them out. The next time you’re in Atlanta, try to take some time out and experience the city to its fullest extent.


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Tips for Getting Better Sleep on a Plane

Best Destinations, World Travel - Amanda - November 10, 2015

Should I enumerate all of the advantages of a good sleep during the flight? I think it’s not necessarily. We all want the similar things: to look fresh and good after a flight, enjoy watching a movie, listen to music, etc. I personally tried so many tips on how to achieve this, that I consider myself to be a kind of an expert. So I assure you that you can have a stress-free trip and look refreshed after it, even if your neighbour is a persistent chatterbox, and the kids across the aisle are unbearable.Check out the Tips for Getting Better Sleep on a Plane:

1.Reserve the window seat

window seatThis is the tip that I found out from my own experience. It is a common thing to fall asleep and then suddenly wake up and find yourself on a stranger`s shoulder along with your mouth wide open. A pleasant bonus – if your neighbor is a cutie and it is a good pretext to start a conversation. But still it is quite an embarrassing situation. When your seat is near the window you can lean on the wall, so you won`t disturb your neighbor. Another good reason to choose this place is because people won`t wake you up as they try to past you on their business.

2. Wear loose clothes

Wearing loose fitting clothes during a trip will make your staying in the restricted space of the plane`s board more comfortable. Choose the clothes made of nice and soft sort of fabric which is not tight and don`t cut off your blood circulation. Probably you`ll have to wear clothes in layers. One can never guess right whether it will be too hot or too cold on board, so you have to be prepared for it. Moreover, the weather in your destination point may also be different from your expectations. If you have a long-haul flight, it is quite okay to change into some comfy casual clothes, especially if you are to look official when you arrive.

3. Take headphones

This is a must-have thing on board for every passenger who wants to sleep well on board. I think you`ll agree with me that it is better to sleep with the music playing in your headphones rather than listening to your neighbors` conversation and kids` laugh. Download some peaceful and sweet tracks that will help you shut down from the noise and bustle around you. If headphones are not the option for you, a pair of good old fashioned ear plugs will become your salvation.

4. Bring a small carry on

carry bagHaving many over-spilling bags as your hand luggage presupposes storing them under your seat. I advise you to put everything into a bag with zips and put it into the overhead compartment. Hence you are less likely to leave some small things on board, and which is more important, you`ll have more space to stretch your legs and sleep more comfortably.

5. Seats to avoid

As in any means of transportation there are some seats that you`d better avoid. On a plane you should keep away from seats near the bathrooms, in the gallery and the wings. These places are always busy and lively, so you`ll be constantly disturbed and prevented from sleeping. Take care about this when you book or buy your tickets.


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Stone Mountain is an Excellent Attraction

Best Destinations, World Travel - Amanda - November 7, 2015

One of the foremost placing features of the greater Atlanta area, Stone Mountain is an Excellent attraction for kid and adult alike. The “mountain” itself doesn’t appear as if a traditional mountain – it’s no peaks, it rises a mere one,600 feet above sea level, and it is made entirely of stone,therefore the name. Guests typically compare the mountain to an enormous rock, and this comparison is more or less correct. Stone Mountain is, in fact, a quartz monzonite formed hundreds of millions of years ago. The mountain encompasses a steep face on one side and a shallow sloping face on the other, the latter of that contains an especially well-liked walking path resulting in the highest. If you propose on visiting Stone Mountain and physically able, walking to the top of the mountain is a must – the trail gives visitors an up-close look at the mountain itself, and the summit offers a impressive view of Atlanta and its surroundings.

Stone MountainMuch more recently, the residents of Georgia created their own mark on the mountain in the form of a enormous carving. The steep face of Stone Mountain bears a bas-relief of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Jackson. The bas-relief was graven throughout the Sixties and 70s and is that the largest Confederate memorial in the South.whereas feelings about the Civil War and its causes are naturally difficult by historical fact and the dramatic cultural changes of the past 150 years, most guests can most likely take an interest in the craft and the sheer size of the carving.

This open-air museum is easily missed, located as it is on a side leading faraway from the mountain, tourists interested in antebellum and Civil War history won’t want to miss it. This “plantation” consists of many antebellum homes and buildings transported from around Georgia to one spot. These structures used to house citizen and slave alike and served all kinds of other purposes, but they they currently fulfill a new role as memorials to a long-ago period of the nation’s history. The Plantation costs extra money to visit on top of the ten dollar ticket into Stone Mountain Park, but the expense is well worth the it.


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Most Exciting Places to Take Your Family

Best Destinations, Travel Tips, World Travel - Amanda - November 4, 2015

Family vacations are a summertime staple. However, finding a place to visit that everyone will enjoy isn’t always easy. It can be difficult finding locations that are fun, exciting, and family friendly. Whether you have little ones to plan for or your kids are teenagers, make sure you choose a family trip that has something for every age. If you’re ready to plan the perfect family vacation, take a look at some of the most exciting places to take your family this summer.

Most Exciting Places to Take Your FamilyYellowstone National Park

Yellowstone may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about family vacations, but it can be one of the most fun and exciting. With erupting geysers, natural hot springs, and a plethora of wildlife, there’s something waiting around every corner. Not only will you and your kids have a blast watching the natural eruptions, but you will love the educational aspect as you take tours as a family.

Atlantis Paradise Island Resort

Located on the island of Nassau in the Bahamas, Atlantis is the perfect family retreat for beach lovers. If you love watersports, white sand beaches, and catching some rays, this is the right place for your family. Not only does the Atlantis boast some of the most beautiful outdoor adventures for your family to take part in, but the aquarium, natural wildlife, and dolphin shows mean there’s something for everyone. Charter a boat from Miami to the island for an extra adventure.

Walt Disney World Resort

Nothing is more perfect for a family vacation than a trip to the happiest place on earth. Disney World isn’t just for kids. With roller coasters, rides for the little ones, and shows that everyone will enjoy, there’s something for every age. Get your picture taken with some of your favorite characters, or let your kids eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Mickey and Minnie. This is sure to be a vacation spot they won’t soon forget!

Niagara Falls

As one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls three combined waterfalls feature the highest flow rate for waterfalls in the world. Whether you’re traveling to the U.S. or Canada side, there’s always something for your family to do. With charter boats, observation decks, and tours, you can get up close and personal to the misty Falls. After a day of exploring, hit the local zoos, aquariums, and historical sights. You’ll love the natural beauty of the Falls, and your kids will love all the great extras there are.

Niagara FallsWashington, D.C.

As the capitol of the United States, Washington, D.C. has a variety of family-friendly activities. With visitors from all over the world, D.C. offers monuments, museums, zoos, aquariums, and some of the best restaurants in the country. With the Smithsonian museums open daily and for free, you never have to worry about planning your trip. Take the metro into the National Mall and spend the day seeing the sights and taking in the history. Make a trip in the late spring for a glimpse at the famous cherry blossom trees.

Las Vegas

The City of Sin can also be one of the most family-friendly locations in the world. Aside from the gambling on the Strip, there are some of the most spectacular shows. From Cirque de Soleil to the museum of natural history, there’s something to do every night. During the day, visit Circus Circus — the only permanent big top in the world. Take everyone for a spin on an indoor roller coaster at Adventureland — the biggest indoor amusement park. Your kids will love the lights and the sights, and you’ll love how many family options there are.

Great Smoky Mountains

When you’re looking for the best place to spend the hot summer days, the Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect choice. Spend the day walking the strip in Pigeon Forge or visit the aquarium in Gatlinburg. Enjoy time at the iconic Dollywood amusement park, or head up to the mountains for a picnic and time deep in the woods. If you’re looking for wildlife, Cades Coves offers wolves, bears, deer, and farm animals for your family to see. On special days, the peak offers snowcaps even on the hottest days.


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