Denver, Colorado

Denver Skyline - by MattWright - WikimediaAs I was landing at Denver International Airport, I wondered why they call it the mile-high-city? I was expecting mountainous terrain and a lot of green. 

Denver, at first glance, looks like any other major city in the USA, with urban sprawl and a city center with tall buildings. 

But some points in the city are at an elevation of 5,280 feet (1,609 m) which is exactly one mile above sea level.

Interesting fact: The highest city in the US is in the state of Colorado. The city of Alma sits at an elevation of 10,578 feet. 

A brass plaque embedded in one of the steps of the Colorado State Capitol building's Western entrance marks the exact spot where Denver's altitude is precisely one mile high.

Southern California Theme Parks

nullResidents and visitors of southern California can enjoy several theme parks in the area. Whether you like thrilling rollercoaster rides or you prefer a relaxed stroll among sea creatures you will find the right park for you and your family.

If you are visiting southern California for the first time, Disneyland is probably on the top of your list to see. But don't forget about the other great attractions like Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

During the long California summer, don't forget to visit one of the great water parks like Raging Waters and Knott's Soak City.

Rocky Mountains Zipline adventure

Rocky Mountains Zipline - Bill ZainExperiencing the thrill of soaring through a forest canopy is exhilarating. While it's not exactly flying, ziplining offers a similar rush of adrenaline and awe.

During my visit to Denver, I embarked on a zipline adventure with Denver Adventure, opting for their 6-zipline package complete with a media option.

Denver Adventure boasts some of Colorado’s longest and fastest ziplines, with lengths ranging from 850ft to an impressive 1,900ft. These ziplines reach speeds up to 60mph and heights up to 250ft above the ground, offering a heart-pounding experience.

Set in a stunning nature park within the Rocky Mountains, just a 30-minute drive from Denver, the ziplines offer breathtaking views and an unforgettable adventure.

Waikiki, Oahu

Oahu: A Journey Through Paradise

My numerous visits to Hawaii have been a blend of relaxation and adventure, with each trip to Maui and Oahu unveiling new wonders. Oahu, in particular, holds a special place in my heart, a treasure trove of natural beauty, rich culture, and Aloha's warm, welcoming spirit. 

This guide to Oahu is woven from my personal memories and experiences, created to inspire and direct future travelers to this captivating island. For a deeper exploration of these attractions and adventures, follow the provided links. 

Landing in Honolulu: Gateway to Paradise

Arriving at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, the first breath of tropical air promises the adventures that lie ahead. 

Honolulu, the vibrant capital, is a dynamic introduction to Hawaii's natural beauty and modernity blend. The airport's open-air design and lush greenery are a prelude to the island's splendor.

Bodies and Titanic Exhibits

Bodies and Titanic Exhibits - Human SkeletonThe Bodies and Titanic exhibits reside inside the Luxor resort, Las Vegas.

One exhibit takes you to the past to relive the grandeur and tragedy of the Titanic, and the other takes you deep into a scientific exploration of the human body. 

Although the exhibits can qualify as museums, they are definitely not your typical museums. It is important to make this distinction because some people – especially teens – are allergic to the word museum.