And so it began on April 5th, 2014 at around 1 pm. There was excitement that I’ll be driving my own/favorite car, Mustang GT, and doing my favorite thing of visiting new places, experiencing and doing new things. And then there was teeny bit of curiosity that I might be driving myself crazy for being alone most of the time. With those feelings I zoomed on Florida Turnpike destined for Atlanta to meet my best friend, Pavan. The drive was kind of a relief because I now know for sure that I was gonna leave the flatland for good. Miami is a great place to visit over weekends to bask in the glory of the world’s best beaches and make your palate dance with some exotic Latin American cuisine but to live in it for more than 2 years just bores you to death especially if you’re a person who likes exploring places around. On that positive note I reach Atlanta.
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Back to MIAWalked around South Beach before heading to the airport.I didn’t enjoy Miami like I thought I would. I guess the weather not being nice was a turn off. I had the opportunity to go to Daytona Beach last year as well as Captiva Island and it was beautiful and nice tropical vacation. Probably won't go back to Miami but I'm glad I crossed it off the list.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
The second day was spent in the Animal Kingdom park! This was loads of fun. It's like a zoo with rides. Being animal lovers, we really enjoyed our time here. Almost every ride was worth the wait and we were constantly surprised by interesting animals or beautiful birds.Must-Dos: Wildlife express, Everest expedition, Awakening of the tree of life (show), Bird show, Riverboat ride.Tip: Walk to all the animal viewing areas to see everything from river otters to tigers.Eat At: Yak and YetiRank amongst 4 parks: 2nd
Disney's Hollywood Studios
We chose the Hollywood studios park first because we were still jet lagged and didn't want to do a bigger park, afraid we might miss some of it! To make it easier for you to plan, I'm going to make this quick.Must-Dos: Hollywood tower hotel, rock and rolla coasterTips: Buy the photopass for your entire stay and you can ask any Disney photographer to take beautiful photos of you that you can then download from the app. Super helpful if you're on a honeymoon and don't want awkward selfies as the only photos you have together.Eat At: Mama Melrose'sRank amongst 4 parks: 3rd
I have to say this was the most disappointing of the four Disney parks. All our friends had mentioned Epcot as a must do so we were probably expecting it to be more fun than the other two parks we had already seen. Epcot is dry, grey and steely. It's not cheerful or playful like the other parks and the rides aren't grown up enough to justify how boring it is! This was the first time we left a park before sunset because we just weren't feeling itMust-Dos: Space mountainTip: Look out for art exhibits or other events at Epcot- it's usually the most 'adult' park of the fourEat At: Starbucks!Rank amongst 4 parks: Last/4th
Florida - The Sunshine State in the United States is the land of sun, sand and sea. It has few of the world's best beaches encompassing from Atlantic Ocean in its east coast to the Gulf of Mexico in the west coast, no wonder this part of the world is a beach lovers paradise. Whether you love isolated beaches or family-friendly one with live entertainments and exotic beach parties, Florida has everything to offer you. But my favorite is Siesta beach, located on southwest coast of Siesta Key island, Florida. It is blessed with the world's finest, whitest sand as well as exotic flowers, magnificent banyan trees and preserved mangrove shores where ibis, snowy egrets and herons claim refuge for their young. And yeah, the breathtaking sunset which is every photographers dream to capture! Do share your favorite beach in the comments below? P.S.- This post also got published in Huff Post, US. You can find it here.
Seven Mile Bridge
Seven Mile Bridge, United StatesLocated in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida, this bridge was built between 1909 and 1912 and connects Knight’s Key to Little Duck Key and is located on US Route 1. The road is very aptly called the Overseas Highway because as you drive over it, all you will see around you is a beautiful blue ocean. The bridge’s older section, while not open to vehicular traffic, is open to pedestrians and cyclists. A drive on this bridge is an experience of a lifetime!