One must know and trust that life is unique, unrepeatable, one of a kind, beautiful, simple, challenging, sweet, hard and we just need to take a step back and find reasons to love it!
Here are a few pictures that I took while visiting Monterey, California. The City of Monterey is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California’s Pacific coast. There are so many unique attractions in Monterey that it can be hard to pick just one. There is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17-Mile Drive which is widely recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the world, this famous coastal landmark runs from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach, featuring awe-beautiful sites perfect for a day of exploration. Marvel at some of nature’s treasures including The Lone Cypress, Spanish Bay and Stillwater Cove, as well as the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links.
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.
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.
I am so excited to go here this weekend! My aunt’s birthday is this Saturday and I am going to surprise her and take her to lunch at this beautiful restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s going to be a surprise she won’t know where I am taking her 😉 the restaurant is called Geoffrey’s Malibu. This cozy fine dining restaurant located in the California coast line along the Pacific Coast Highway, has a classic style that makes for a truly special experience! I have never been to a restaurant where you overlook an ocean and gaze at a spectacular view. I will tell you guys about it over the weekend!
This was probably the farthest that I have ever traveled. My family surprised my sister and I on a birthday trip to Egypt! We were so excited to go and finally see what we had always just seen on history books, television, and magazine. This trip was an incredible and one of a kind experience! The food was delicious, everything was perfect. Here are some photos that I would like to share with you from my trip!
We went to the Sphinx show at night to hear the story of how and why the pyramids were built. Our tour was one of the first groups to arrive. It got packed later on. Sitting in front of ancient history, and the Sphinx is an incredible feeling. To think of everything the Sphinx has seen..it’s nice to know that he knows who I am now 🙂
The famous burial mask of Tutankhamun, the Boy King at the Egyptian Museum.
Statues of Amenophis III and his wife still inside the Egyptian Museum.
I am fortunate that I was able to visit Egypt. Egypt is a wonderful and historic place! I will treasure these memories and hope that someday I can go back and visit Luxor!