Month: September 2015

The Big Apple can be an exciting place to visit for anyone. As interesting as it can get, Ben’s experience in this big, fashionable city has been an exciting one. A week’s stay and he has many things to talk about. Right from the city’s skyscrapers to wine tasting, and museums, gardens, galleries, balloon tours, and many more things.

Wine tasting

Ben has been a wine connoisseur, and there were places he knew he would visit first. The breweries of Queens, Bronx, and Manhattan have always been a matter of pride for the New Yorkers. He got a tour of sample testing at all of these wineries. Most of these free tours are hosted on the weekend afternoons. Right from tasting wines, he has also tasted a variety of beers and ales.

Helicopter tour

Ben was happy to get a bird’s eye view of New York City. Right from watching the Empire state building, getting a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, to taking a guided tour of the entire city has been quite a different experience for him. He did glide upon the Hudson River, the Coney Island, and the shores of New Jersey. This has been quite an exhilarating experience for him. He never had a city’s helicopter tour before. He was happy to get a view of all the world famous buildings, parks, and water bodies in a single ride. He could have opted for the mini bus tour, but he preferred to get a helicopter tour because he loved the idea of gliding over and having a look at the city in a single go.

Water tours

Ben cruised around in the yacht and tasted the best of gourmet and made to order salmons, Greek yogurt, scrambled eggs, and waffles. He also took the shark speed boat ride and watched the Statue of Liberty again with some splashing of water. Water taxis too sounded like fun to him, so he got onto the water tours and listened to the live jazz band play the music and enjoy his favorite platter in the beautiful night.

During his vacation in New York, Ben has spent his time sightseeing and enjoying the view, cuisine, and local culture of the city in a unique way, as doing the run-of-the- mill things did not appeal to him. He also attended the euphoric theatres, circus and rides and has jotted down wonderful memories about them.

1892_med_fullsizeThere was sunset, there was culture and there was serenity in noise. This was my experience at Ellis Island in short. The place is not only beautiful visually but it has a museum where one can spend almost an entire day.

You can reach Ellis Island by a Ferry ride which takes only about 7 to 10 minutes from offshore. If you are planning to visit this island take about a day in your hand because when I visited Ellis island I had taken a day off and I felt like that was the right decision because I wouldn’t have been able to discover the entire Island in half a day.

Ellis Island is one of those places where you want to visit for the serenity and the quietness. Many a times during our busy schedules we want a quiet escape and what better than an Island to do so? This is why it is best to visit this island as it is one of the places in America where you can see rich architectural and cultural heritage.

When I visited Ellis Island, I spotted a lot of genealogical history here. One of the things people did quite often here was search for their ancestral history. This is why this place has got many stories to tell. Right when I was in the Ferry (although you don’t need to go by a Ferry there to hear them) I heard a lot of stories about how the immigrants were treated when they visited there very first.

There are plenty of tours and travels available here. But I found that the headsets provided ample information for touring the place. It is truly one of those places we could visit over and over – because each time you visit there is something more to be found out about this place.

Whether you are a citizen of America or just there for a visit, like me, Ellis Island will have fascinating stories to tell you. On my visit to the Liberty Island, Ellis Island was close by and I couldn’t give it a miss. Now I’m glad that I didn’t – this charming place is something that fulfils the journey. It connects us to the past of America and without looking into that past we cannot really understand our present. This is why it is important for even Americans to visit the Ellis Island at least once in their lifetime.

Such a wonderful experience we had at Ellis Island. It wouldn’t matter if you are in your eighties and traveling the world or if you are in your twenties, Ellis Island is a place one needs to see at least one time in their life! It’ll make you feel so apart of once you’re there.

So, with all the above said, you need to go make some reservations and get over to Ellis Island for your next travel spot. You will not regret it, that’s for sure my friends. Great to bring the kids along also! They will thoroughly enjoy this place also.