Top 9 Ocean Views

Mirador Escénico, San Carlos, Mexico

This scenic lookout, four miles from San Carlos, gives a peerless view over the Gulf of California, dramatic Tetakawi—a volcanic hill jutting out of the sea—and the secluded coves of Playa Piedras Pintas. Mirador is also a world-class vantage point for spotting wildlife, including dolphins, pelicans, and whales.
Planning: A good way to explore the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortes) is to rent a kayak or fishing boat in San Carlos. The best sailing and fishing weather occurs from November through May.

 

Sur to Aija, Oman

At the town of Sur, on Oman’s northeast coast, you can soak up the view across the creek to Aija, a village of low, pastel-colored dwellings and ornate merchants’ houses surrounded by rocky beaches. Fishermen’s dhows bob on the water and several small boatyards still build these traditional sailboats.
Planning: Sur is about 90 miles along the coast from Muscat. The view is best at high tide.

 

Látrabjarg, Iceland

Iceland´s most remote region, the Westfjords, is home to one of the world´s greatest bird cliffs and its largest razorbill colony. At Europe´s westernmost point, the 1,457-foot-high, 8.7-mile-long Látrabjarg cliff also entrances its visitors with misty views over white-sand beaches and Snæfellsjökull glacier in the distance.

 

Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii

A guided mule train down a near-vertical, three-mile trail in the Kalaupapa National Historical Park is the usual way to reach this hideaway, sheltered by the world’s highest sea cliffs, which plunge 3,315 feet into the Pacific. In the 19th century, the cliffs served as a natural barrier for a leper colony. Although the colony closed in 1969, some residents choose to remain here.
Planning: Advance reservations are necessary, as a maximum of 18 mules a day are allowed along the trail. The park is closed on Sundays. Visitors need permits.

 

St. John’s Head, Hoy, Orkneys, Scotland

Near the northern tip of the island of Hoy, St. John’s Head is Britain’s highest vertical sea cliff. Thanks to the fierce swell and tide, just reaching its base is a serious undertaking. For less courageous types, the best viewpoint is from the Scrabster-to-Stromness ferry, which leaves up to three times daily.
Planning: The best time to view the cliff is on a summer evening when sunset turns it an ardent red.

 

Son Marroig, Mallorca, Spain

Tired of Viennese court life and enamored of the scenery around Son Marroig, on Mallorca’s north coast, Austria’s Archduke Ludwig Salvatore (1847–1915) bought a property here with sweeping vistas over the Na Foradada (“pierced rock”) peninsula, which has a gaping 59-foot hole at its center.

 

Sagres Bay, Portugal

For a whiff of historical romance and swashbuckling adventure, few outlooks outclass the one at Sagres, mainland Europe’s most southwesterly community. In the 15th century, Prince Henry the Navigator came here to found his School of Navigation to train sailors and cartographers, in order to fulfill his quest to expand the known world’s frontiers and open a sea route to India. Planning: The best way to explore Sagres Bay and Cape St. Vincent is by car or on foot, as there is no public transportation.

 

Dun Aengus, Aran Islands, Ireland

One of Europe’s most splendid cliff forts, consisting of stone walls built in three semicircles, Dun Aengus sits atop an unclimbable sea cliff rising 328 feet out of the ocean. The innermost court affords superb views over the island of Inishmore and the distant Connemara coast.

 

Coast Road, Western Sahara

One of the Paris–Dakar Rally’s remotest legs, this artery cleaves seemingly endless sands and a rocky Atlantic coast. While the terrain initially appears monotonous, the tarmac road is far from featureless, passing glassy lagoons and palm-fringed oases.

 

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Mt. Lassen National Park

Hello everyone! I found these pictures and thought I should share them with you! My mom likes to take us to mini road trips during the summer and in one of our trips we went to visit Lassen National Park up in Northern California! Wildlife is abundant in Mt. Lassen National Park and you never know what you will see next but rest assured there is always something to see and experience 🙂

Northern California is one of the most beautiful places on earth with a rich diversity in landscape, animals and plant life. National parks, State parks, and places for the true explorer to just get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. From the Redwood forests along the coast to Yosemite National Park Northern California has a little something for everyone!   

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Seoul, South Korea!

Here they are!! I hope you enjoy my pictures and get to live and experience a little bit of South Korea through my pictures 🙂 I took so many shots so I tried my best to narrow them down and show you my favorite ones!

I was in Korea for a week to visit four of my friends who live in Seoul as well as traveling with my family and friends to discover a new city. I was surprised to hear that another friend of mine who lives in China was also going to be in Seoul the same week! I met up with her as well it was a nice surprise!

I know they say to turn off all electronics on the plane while its preparing to land, but how could I when I was able get beautiful shots! I took a couple of quick ones- I promise I turned my phone of right away >.<

Our first adventure was taking a boat cruise to see the city at night! We passed by under a bridge that had a water show with lights! They told us to go inside or else we would get wet :p

This was by far one of my favorite breakfast spots. It was one block away from our hotel and they had all types of bread and pastries. I was sad to leave Korea because I was going to miss this bakery so much 😦 However, my friend told me that they also have one in Korea town where I live!! Yay know I know where I am going this weekend!

The food was incredible! They serve you little plates so you can taste everything. Sea food is very popular there so you mostly get sea food dishes. The round circle in the middle was for us to cook our chicken, pork and beef! It’s fun to cook with all of your friends and smell the food being cooked 🙂

This was our view from the hotel room! We got a nice view of Seoul Tower from a distance 🙂

One of my favorite things that we did was go up Seoul Tower to see the huge city at its best! We had to go on this cable car to reach the top, there was no other way. So if you are afraid of heights..just close your eyes 😉

At the top of the Tower, they have  a lot of locks that couples leave behind as a good luck for their relationships. It was very cute to see all of the locks and little messages that people left behind. Here is a picture of a stone where some people express their love for each other.

We also got a chance to visit some palaces! This palace was called Changdeokgung Palacae! My favorite palace that we visited had a huge garden called the secret garden that had so many beautiful scenery’s.

Daejojeon Palace!

There were a lot of little kids from school going on field trips to the palaces and I could not resist, I had to take a picture of them!! They were so cute 🙂

Their foods are always packed so cute! They even have happy faces on their chips!

Just in case you get confessed they have signs for you 😉

I always took pictures of the food we ate! This reminded me of a pizza back home! Turns out it was a seafood dish!

Hello Kitty Cafe!

I have never seen such a cleaner metro system than in Seoul! I loved it 🙂 Everyone in the metro is always on their phones, it kind of reminded me of Washington DC and New York.

This was Lotte Young Plaza Mall! It was spectacular, so many floors, so many beautiful clothes, it was heaven! It is located right near Myeongdong. This is one of the most popular shopping district in Seoul, South Korea. It features from mid to high priced of local and international brands for young people and tourists who are fancy for up-to-date fashion. You can find all kinds of things such as fashionable clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, skincare products and various international food offered over 300,000 square meters of perimeter in Myeongdong. The prices are fixed in the retail outlets but you still can bargain at the stalls along the streets if you intend to buy a lot. Myeongdong opens the whole day but it becomes very crowded with people at night.

This was our last night in Seoul! I got a shot of us coming back from the metro to our hotel room. It was wonderful city filled with surprises and delicious food!

Goodbye Korea, until we meet again..

Destination Of The Week: Great Barrier Reef, Australia

I have been thinking of taking on Australia as my next traveling destination! Having been reading and looking at pictures of this beautiful place makes me want to jump on a plan and fly there right now. For those of you who have gone to Australia, I am sure you know what I mean that the country is filled with beauty and crystal clear waters!

Here is juts a little information about this magical wonder: the Great Barrier Reef is an extensive natural feature that extends over three thousand miles at the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is a natural phenomenon worth to be seen since it is one of the top Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Queensland section of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef runs for more than 2300km along the northeast coast of Queensland from Bundaberg in the south to the tip of Cape York in the north. It is the largest natural feature on earth and can be seen from space. About 1.9 million tourists and about 4.9 million recreational visitors travel on the Great Barrier Reef every year. The reef contains over 2,900 reefs which includes 760 fringing reefs, and 300 coral cays. Whales are normally encountered during the winter months when they migrate up to the reef from Antarctic waters to mate and give birth. One of the most spectacular visitors during this period is the Humpback. They are seen in the shallow coastal waters of the reef ranging from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas. Whale watching is conducted by a number of tourist operators through these areas.

I think Australia should be on everyones places to visit list 🙂

~P.S. Pictures from my trip to South Korea coming soon 😉 ~