Exploring Downtown Dallas on Spring Break

Old Red Museum of Dallas
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Beautiful building structure in Downtown Dallas

It’s Spring Break, that means it’s frolicking time again. We had a great time exploring Downtown Dallas today. We didn’t take the DART because we thought the travel time was quite long. So we convoyed. We felt more comfortable with that.

Exploring city downtown means a lot of walking. But we were prepared for that. We had our most comfortable tennis shoes on. Ha! You have to pay a one-day parking in downtown, too. It was $10 per car.

I always admire beautiful building structures and Downtown Dallas did not disappoint. You may look at the photos above. We visited one museum called Museum of Illusions. Below is me and the girls in one of the areas where your eyes are tricked (optical illusion).

Me in red at the Museum of Illusions.

After so much walking, we were starving, so we had an early dinner at the Family Thais Asian Bistro and headed home after.

Vacation in Punta Cana- Special Things to do

The Caribbean country of the Dominican Republic is a fantastic tropical island destination that offers white sand beaches to stroll along, great seafood dishes to try, water sport activities galore, friendly locals and spa opportunities. In addition, the Punta Cana hotels are hard to beat with great prices throughout the year and with most offering spectacular views. If you’re thinking about planning a trip to this island escape, you’ll find that there are plenty of activities and attractions to choose from, making it so that you’ll have trouble deciding which ones to partake in. To help you decide, here’s a list of some of the best things to do.

Go Golfing

If you love a good game of golf, you’ll find plenty of those around here. In fact, Punta Cana is known for its beautiful ocean front golf courses that offer views of the Caribbean ocean during your entire golf game. You’ll also find that most of the courses were designed by top golf designers, making for some rather good games. Most courses also offer drinks and food, as well as a club house of some sort.

Manati Park

A half day activity, Manati Park is great for the entire family with lots of different birds and reptiles on display. Here you’ll find a Taino dance performance and a playful parrot show along with flamingo, iguana and crocodile exhibits.  Prices here are a bit on the high side, but in the end worth the cost.

Ziplining

There are several companies within Punta Cana that offer ziplining tours, and all of them seem to get great reviews. If you’re not afraid of heights, or at least looking to get over that fear, then ziplining through the jungle is perfect for you. Generally these tours last a few hours and are a great way to build up an appetite before heading to the beach for some lunch.

Whale Watching Tours

During part of the year, hundreds of humpback whales gather in the Samana Bay, offering guests and locals alike a chance to see these gentle beauties up close and personal. On a whale watching tour, you’ll board a boat where the crew’s knowledge about whales will be on display the entire time, allowing you to ask questions about their behavior, size, eating patterns and migration paths. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these creatures and tours are kid friendly.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is great for those who don’t mind strolling along beaches, on jungle paths and through town. With a horseback riding tour, you’ll find yourself enjoying some time in nature as you take in the area from a different point of view. These tours also vary in time length, making them an easy activity to fit into your day.

Remember, the longer you make your trip, the more activities you’ll be able to enjoy. This means that even though weekends getaways are great, a week or two in the country will allow for a lot more exploring.

The Best Driving Roads In America For Scenic Road Trips

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I heard of some travelers taking road trips instead of flying.  I don’t blame them. Though flying will take you to your destination very quickly, sometimes time flights get delayed and you feel stressed because your precious time is wasted. Still flying is ideal when the chance calls it.

For those who love road travels, obviously, they find driving a good option because there are chances to stop and see beautiful scenery along the way.  Safety wise, it is always great to drive during the day than at night.  Road traveling across America can be fun and enjoyable at the same time.  If it is your first time to go on a road trip with family or friends, the best thing to do is to plan ahead and check weather forecasts ahead of time as well.  For  Below are some of the best driving roads in the US for road trips.

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San Juan Skyway in Colorado – Besides being popular of its mountainous landscape, the state also brags its scenic San Juan Skyway.  The beautiful mountainside makes you want to stay there forever bonding with nature.

The Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee – For travelers who love historic places like in Tennessee, this road should be in your bucket list.  The Cherohala Skyway is about 40+ miles long and connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, with Robbinsville, North Carolina which takes you to one state to another.

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Hill Country, Texas – Of course, I have to brag about Texas’ best road trip route.  If you want to experience Texas in one driving day, take this 200-mile route and you will be able to see Texas all day long.  Road travelers will definitely won’t forget Texas and it’s history.  So many things to do and see along the way.  You should get your cameras ready, fully-charged batteries, and extra memory cards for photos and stuff.

One of the important things when planning a road travel is booking your car rental in advance.  You see, vacation times are hectic.  Hotels gets fully booked immediately, and so is car rentals.  To get advantage of low car hire fees, book at America Car Rental in advance.  In addition, they will guide you to the best road travel destination of your choice.  It’s a great thing to plan ahead.  Don’t you think?