Sunday, April 19, 2009

Boston Apartment (Apr 19, 2009)

I am taking a break from my travels and just to fill in the time I thought I would note down the best journeys I have taken so far. These are personal favorite moments in my trips and I hope they do inspire you to take the journey you always wanted to.

These are in no particular order:

1. The Overseas Highway:

This was the most beautiful drive of my life. Nothing beats the 3 hour drive from Miami to Key West on US1. This drive takes you over most of the small islands of the Keys and finally terminates in the southernmost point in the Continental US – Key West.

You are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on both sides, and especially when you drive on the 7-mile bridge the view is panoramic. This is not a very long route – it is barely over 100 miles, but this is a two lane highway and you will be stuck behind cars for hours. This should not deter you from one journey you really must take.

2. Pembrokshire Coast

Readers of my blog should have known this was coming. This hilly coastline on the south west of Wales and spread over a large area is a scenic and wonderful route. Ideal for cycling or hiking, this is one wild coastline where the sea is right next to you hitting the rocks.

If you are a fan of nature, and do not mind the outdoor exercise this is something which you should do. There may be similar or even better coastlines, but in my short touring life nothing has come closer.

3. Las Vegas

I started this blog in 2007 and it was initially meant to be a help for people to get around Las Vegas. Las Vegas was my first city I stayed in outside of India, and this city had had an incredible effect on me.

Standing in the middle of the Nevada desert this small city is a place of marvel. Yes, Vegas has it casinos, its night life and just about everything you could expect in Sin City.

But, the more important part of Vegas which people tend to forget is the nature around it. No trip to Vegas is complete without visiting the Grand Canyon. Lake Mead and Hoover Dam should also be must see stops on your Vegas itinerary. Finally, a drive in the desert with the sand dunes, the beautiful landscape is a must for every family.

I end this with a note to all my nerd geek friends out there – if you are in Vegas and staying for a decent amount of time do not forget to take the drive on the Extraterrestrial highway to Area 51. Aliens Rock!

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