When Pictures Tell More Than Words|Cuando las Fotos dicen mas que las Palabras

Petra a destination you CAN NOT miss/ Petra un destino que NO TE PUEDES Perder

 

Consider one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra is magic. See it for yourself.  Considerada una de las Siete maravillas del Mundo, Petra es sinonimo de magia. Compruebalo tu mismo.

Scenic Walking through different colors and rocks formation/ El camino es sencillamente bello con diferentes colores y formaciones rocosas.

You can also find souvenirs and places to eat and rest/ Tambien puedes encontrar lugares para comprar recuerdos y lugares a para comer y descansar.

 

As you get closer, you can see the light coming through and you get more excited/ En la medida que te acercas, comienzas a ver la luz y te emocionas.

Then, you get to see what you were waitng for…. PETRA/ Entonces te encuentras con lo que estaba buscando…. PETRA.

After the Treasury, you can continue walking, visit the Monastery, the amphitheater, and the caves ( 8km in total). Good luck and have fun travelers!!!!!

Despues de esta parte llamada el Treasury, puedes seguir caminando y visitar el Monasterio, el amfiteatro y las cuevas (un total de 8km) Buena Suerte viajeros y que se diviertan!!!!

Guess where this place is? ¿Adivina que lugar es este?

Few people know about Gan Hashlosha, also known as the Sachne, is one of the most beautiful places in Israel – some believe it’s the real-world location of the garden of Eden according to tourist israel. It’s a national park with warm water where tourist, traveler and locals can swim all year long (28 degree Celsius)

 

Pocos conocen acerca del Parque Nacional  Gan Hashlosha, tambien conocido como Sachene, es uno de los lugares mas bonitos de Israel-algunos opinan esta es la localizacion real de lo que un dia fue el huerto del Eden. lo cierto es que sus cristalinas aguas se mantienen a una temperatura promedio de 28 grados celsious lo que te permite nadar en sus aguas todo el año.

 

Ready for Summer? ¿Listo para el verano?

Dry Tortugas National Park is a destiny for you this summer! !Dry Tortugas es tu destino este verano!Dry tortugas 093

Dry Tortuga National Park is for those who love nature, beach and snorkeling. It is the isolated place you’ve looking for all this time. Here you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of the water of the Golf of Mexico, a huge variety of birds and fish and only the company of those that willing to camp under the stars in such remote place. The park does not provide campers with electricity (lanterns) or fresh water, this two items need to be brought by yourself, along with the food and tents. Because of its location 70 miles(113 km)  away from Key West, Florida, the access to it its only through ferries (see picture) and/ or sea planes (see pictures).  Campers are only allow to use the ferry. Campers: Be Prepare !!! More info  http://www.nps.gov/drto/planyourvisit/camping.htm

Many boaters also travel to the park, but they are allow to anchor one mile away from the island.

The park  is known for the magnificent Fort Jefferson, the blue waters and the coral reefs.

Nice, right?

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El parque Nacional Dry Tortugas es para aquellos amantes de la naturaleza, la playa y el buceo. Es el lugar aislado que has estado buscando todo este tiempo. Aqui disfrutaras de la paz y la tranquilidad que te brindan las aguas del Golfo de Mexico, la gran variedad de pajaros y peces y de solamente la compañia de aquellos que como tu se atreven a acampar bajo las estrellas y en un lugar tan remoto. El parque no provee electricidad, me refiero a las linternas o faroles,  ni agua potable, ambas cosas deberan ser traidas a la isla por ti mismo, asi como la comida y tu casa de campaña. Debido a su localizacion , 70 millas mar afuera, en barco desde Cayo Hueso, Florida (113 km) , el acceso es solamente por ferries o aereoplanos (estos ultimos para turismo) (ver las fotos) A los campistas solo se les permite viajar en el ferry. Asi que campista:  !esten preparados! Para mas informacion, visitar:

http://www.nps.gov/drto/planyourvisit/camping.htm

Muchos dueños de botes llegan hasta aqui, pero solo pueden anclarse a una milla nautica de la isla.

El parque es tambien conocido por el Fuerte Fort Jefferson, sus azules aguas y los arrecifes coralinos.

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New England by Car

 

 IMG_0229    Put on your boots, we are heading to New England!!!

    Ponte las botas nos vamos a New England!!!

We landed into Boston, rented a car and headed to Cape Cod.

   Aterrizamos en Boston, rentamos el coche y nos fuimos a Cape Cod.

IMG_9999Part #1 Cape Cod ( mini road trip around Cape Cod) Cape Cod has many cute spots for you to explore, but the best one is around The National Seashore to have some fun in the Dunes. For small price you can access all the beaches on the coast and enjoy the huge piles of sand.

Mini viaje alrededor de Cape Cod: Cape Cod tiene muchos lugares bonitos, pero el Mejor es El Parque Nacional que bordea la costa donde puedes divertirte jugando en las Dunas de Arena. Por un pequeno precio, tienes acceso a todas las playas y a disfrutar de estas enormes montanas de arena.

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Keep driving to end of the Cape, to Provincetown: enjoy this cute town full of shops and restaurants. Pay attention to the tides  and while you are in this area, visit the light houses, they all take several hours to be reach, so you must plan which one you want to do first. I choose Wood End southwest end of Long Point in Provincetown, Massachusetts. You feel, your walking above the water.

Continua manejando hasta el final de la isla, hasta llegar a Provincetown: disfruta de este bello pueblo, de sus tiendas y de sus restaurantes . Presta atencion a las mareas y mientras estas en esta area visita uno de  los tantos faros de la zona, cada uno de ellos. Te llebara horas alcanzarlos, asi que planifica cual visitar primero. Yo escogi Wood End al final de Long Point, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Sientes como si caminaras por encima del agua.

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Walking to Wood End Lighthouse over the water. Caminando hacia el Faro.

Low Tides Mareas Bajas

Low Tides
Mareas Bajas

The Cape has another wonderful point of interest, the harbors. Hyannis  Inner Harbor offers ferries to Nantucket and to Martha’s Vineyard and Woods Hole Great Harbor and Falmouth Heights offers ferries to Martha’s Vineyards.

Cape Cod tiene otro maravilloso punto de interes, los puertos. Hyannis Inner Harbor que ofrece servicios de ferry hasta Nantucket y hasta Martha’s Vineyard y Woods Hole Great Harbor and Falmouth Heights que ofrecen servicios de ferries hasta Martha’s Vineyard.

Enjoy the wildlife spots, whale watching, bird watching, and many beaches.

Disfruta de la naturaleza salvaje, las ballenas, los pajaros y de las playas.

Part #2 Back in the main land, we headed back to Boston. Visited the Salem museum and went to Plymouth where the first pilgrims arrived from England, we visited the Mayflower, the Rock and the smelled pines aroma everywhere we went.(this trip is gorgeous during fall season)

De regreso en Boston, visitamos  el museo de Salem y llegamos hasta Plymouth a donde llegaron los primeros peregrinos desde Inglaterra, visitamos El Mayflower y la gran Roca asi como disfrutamos del olor a pino en cada lugar de este pueblo.( este viaje es precioso si lo realizas en otono)

Next Stop: Cape Elizabeth, Maine. I have no words to describe the beauty of this place. Look at the pics.

Proxima Parada: Cape Elizabeth, Maine. No tengo palabras para describir la belleza de este lugar. Solo miren las fotos.IMG_0034 IMG_0058

There is a lot to do in Maine: Mouse watching tours, many seaside town all of them worth a visit, so you need to be selective and decide for your self which ones you would like to spend time on and which ones you will just stop for few hours before continue to your net stop.

Hay mucho que hacer en Maine: Tours para ver a los alces, y muchos pueblos al lado del mar y todos valen la pena visitarlos, asi que debes decidir en cual quieres pasar un tiempo y en cuales prefieres solo parar unas horas antes de continuar hasta tu proxima parade.

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Kennybunkport

Portland, Old Port

Portland, Old Port

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Penobscot Bay

Camden

Camden

 

We visited these towns on our road trip!

Visitamos estos pueblos en camino al Parque nacional de  Arcadia.

 

 

 

 

Part#3: Acadia National Park (another side trip) I stayed in the beautiful town of Bar Harbor.  Sunrise View every morning from my room was amazing!!!

Parte #3: Parque Nacional Acadia: nos hospedamos en el hermoso Bar Harbor y los amaneceres fueron todos impresionantes!!!IMG_0140                                         Pictures of Bar Harbor town/Fotos de Bar Harbor

IMG_0302 IMG_0304Acadia National Park: Start at the visitor center for important information and map and begin the park loop from the comfort of your vehicle, there are also buses departing from the visitor center through the park.

Parque Nacional Acadia: Comienza en el centro de informacion donde obtendras mapas e informacion mas detallada de los servicios del parque. Aqui comienza tu paseo bien desde la comodidad de tu vehiculo o utilizando el servicio de buses que provee el parque.

Places you don’t want to miss once at the park/ Lugares que no quieres perderte una vez en el parque:

  • Cadillac Mountain
  • Schooner Head Overlook/ Mirador
  • Thunder Hole
  • Otter Cliffs
  • Otter Cove
  • Hunters Beach
  • Jordan Pond/Restaurant
  • Eagle Lake
Make many stop as you want, there is plenty parking everywhere, except in Jordan’s Pond during lunch hours. There is camping, biking, hiking, several beaches and much more to spend your days.
Haz todas las paradas que te apetescan, hay mucho parqueo por dondequiera, excepto en el restaurant Jordan’s Pond durante las horas de almuerzo. Hay para acampar, montar bici, escalar e ir a la playa.

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  • Otter Cliffs

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  • Schooner Head Overlook/ Mirador

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  • Jordan Pond/Restaurant

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  • Thunder Hole
The last thing I want to share about this trip, its about Maine’s lobster, and here is the best place to have it: Trenton Bridge
Lo ultimo que compartire de este viaje es la langosta tipica de esta zona y este es el lugar que les recomiendo: Trenton Bridge

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Last, you will flight back from Bangok Airport/ Regreso desde el aereopuerto de Bangok.

The Smoky National Park

 

  • Prepare your trip ahead of time, The Smoky National Park can be dangerous during winter months. Many roads are close and cabins tended to be sold out fast. There are several good logging options, in North Carolina and in Tennessee, both will give you access to the park. Helpful information about the park: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/maps.htm
  • I choose Tennessee just because Gatlinburg (town) offers a lot to do and see. There is also Pigeon Forge (sister town) and many RV campgrounds in both towns.
  • In Gatlinburg you have endless options: luxury cabins(with pools, spa, theater), economic cabins, higher cabins, cabins and hotels near the river, cabins with lots of rooms or few rooms and many more. Good information here: CabinsoftheSmokyMountains.com, http://www.vrbo.com, AmericanMountainRentals.com
  • Our Cabin

    Our Cabin

    Snowy Nights /Board Games and Hot Cocoa

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  • Visit the visitor center, get safety tips from the rangers and a map. GPS can give you inaccurate information in the mountains.
  • Divide your map, in parts (days) so you won’t skip anything. There is a lot to do and see!!!
  • Always take snacks, and drinks with you.
  • Fill your car with gas before go.
  • Begin with the classic picture of the sign entrance (main road)

Getting to The Smoky National Park

    Stop a lot. Take many pictures and enjoy the view.

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  • Continue with Newfound Gap Road. Stop to do some hiking to Mount Le Conde (will take almost the entire day back and forth) Be prepare for lots of walking. Follow the signs and stay in groups.
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    Cable Mill

    Cable Mill

    winter21014 2536  On the Way to find deer at Cades Codes

Oconaluftee Valley Overlook

Oconaluftee Valley Overlook

Cades Cove is an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA.

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Once in Cades Cove, follow the loop road .

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Stop to allow deer get closer to your car.

Laurel Creek Rd. Little River Rd.

Laurel Creek Rd.
Little River Rd.
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  • Gatlinburg Attractions: Sky Lift Chairs , Ober Gatlinburg Funicular, Museums, All Kinds of Restaurants , Bear Habitat, Beautiful Strip, Shops
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Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg

I hope you’ve enjoyed this itinerary, I’ve putted together for you and remember keep traveling!!!!