Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother cow with her baby in Sonipat, India


In honor of Mother's Day today, I want to share with you a wonderful video of a beautiful mother cow nursing her baby in the streets of Sonipat, India. Taken in the early hours of the morning, late into the night - cows in India are treated with the utmost respect. This is one of the most precious things you will ever see in your life. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Deals: CheapOair

When it comes to the holidays and traveling, you can expect the unexpected, as traveling is something to expect, especially if you have family and friends who live far away. As a world traveler, I find myself interested in grabbing the best deals for the season and one of them I recently discovered is at CheapOair.

CheapOair is currently offering the following deals for the holiday season:

-Get 40% off of your next flight. Use code: HOLIDAY40. (ongoing)
-Save up to $15 on your next flight. Use code: NVB15. (Expires: November 30th 2015)
-Save up to $20 on your next flight for Thanksgiving. Use code: TURKEY
-After November 30th until December 31st, use code: CHEAPAIR15 to save up to $15 off.
-What are you doing the day and weekend after Thanksgiving? You may want to take advantage of these super savings. Get up to $20 off now. Use code: BFCM2015(Black Friday & Cyber Monday)
-Do you have any plans for the New Year? Check out more super savings. Use code: NEWYEAR2016. (New Year)
-Round Trip Flights for Under $150.
-4-Star Hotels Under $99.
-Get $10 off your next rental car. Use code: RENTACAR. (Expires: December 31st 2015)


Other offers:
Save up to $30 on your next flight to New England. Use code: NEWENG30. (Expires: November 30th 2015)
Save up to $15 on your next flight to Europe. Use code: EURO15. (Expires: November 30th 2015)
-Save up to $15 on your next global flight. Use code: WORLD15. (Expires: December 31st 2015)
-Save up to $15 on Last Minute traveling and get 40 to 65% off now. Use code: LM15. (Expires: December 31st 2015)
-Get $50 off group packages. Use code: GROUP50. (Expires: December 31st 2015)

Whether you are heading home for the holidays or simply heading to a new destination, you may want to check out CheapOair for your next flight. Just click here to book your flight now.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana, America's Christmas Hometown.

Christmas Lake Village.

Holiday World.

Holiday World and Splashin' Safari parking lot entrance.

Louis J. Koch and Christmas Blvd.

Holiday Foods, the main grocery store in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Are you going to call Santa's mom?

Holiday Blvd.

The largest church in Santa Claus, Indiana.

The Santa Claus Christmas store offers more than Christmas
ornaments and decor. It even offers food.

A glimpse inside the Santa Claus Christmas Store.

Christmas Blvd.

Old Tyme Liquors, the Wines & Spirits state store of Santa Claus.
The Santa Claus Christmas Store located at 33 North Kringle Place in the heart of Santa Claus, Indiana. Open Monday through Friday from 9 am until 6 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 8 pm.
The Santa Claus Christmas Store is fascinating and possesses so many beautiful Christmas items, that truly do put you in the spirit of the holiday. The best part is, they allow you to shop from home. With 5,000+ ornaments alone to choose from, there are so many things to love and appreciate, including their extensive personalized selections. + Free Shipping over $40 or if you purchase 4 or more personalized ornaments. Don't believe me? Just click here right now.
I've been to many holiday stores (including amazingly exciting Christmas stores) and this is one of the best Christmas stores you will visit.
Inside the Santa Claus Christmas Store.

If you ever decide to visit Santa Claus, Indiana, you must check out
the Santa Claus Christmas Store.

Look at all of those Santas...

Lots of Christmas trees and Christmas accessories. The
ornaments are amazing here.

You can even get your picture taken with Santa.

Frosty, is that you?
I absolutely love this sleigh, inside the Santa Claus Christmas
Store.

A look inside the Santa Claus Christmas Store.

I am struck by the Christmas trees and the color coordinating ornaments. To purchase one of these ornaments, just click here right now.





You just have to love this snowman.

I absolutely love Santa Claus, Indiana. It's an amazing place. You can travel the world and see a lot of incredible places, but there is nothing like this place. It's Christmas every single day. Whenever I get struck by the glory of being in a fairytale-like place such as Santa Claus, what I find fascinating is that the people who live here treat it as an amazing place to call home. 
The post office in Santa Claus, Indiana.


Location: Santa Claus, Indiana
Photos/Pictures by Sarah Afshar


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Welcome to Yellowstone National Park 2012


Yellowstone is such a fascinating place. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit, I truly recommend visiting today. You will never see a place like this ever in your lifetime. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I spent the entire day yesterday at Yellowstone

I truly apologize for not keeping you as updated as I should be. Life does get busy, however; in the end, I should always include you in my life. So, as I am off for a few days from work, I decided to take a trip to Yellowstone National Park yesterday. 

I entered the park via West Yellowstone, where they held their "crazy day" event which was manifested with great deals on souvenirs, as well as, food and other fun. I also managed to run into friends and acquaintances when walking through the areas. Despite being relatively scorching hot, I had a great time. 

I didn't see everything (which is truly impossible for just a one-day-trip), but managed to see the things that I wanted to see for quite a while including the Steamboat Geyser, the largest active geyser in the world and at Yellowstone. I am getting a new laptop, so I will post pictures soon. In the mean time, I hope you are doing great and I promise that I will do my best to blog more.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and day. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A look at Gibbon Falls at Yellowstone National Park

Gibbon Falls is an incredible waterfall on the Gibbon river. With an over 80 foot drop, the Gibbon Falls is just another fascinating site and reason to visit at Yellowstone National Park. The Falls Overlook on the Gibbon Falls trail is 400 feet as the Lower Outlook is 1,000 feet. 





 Photos by Sarah Afshar

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Best Ski Resorts in the Western Part of the United States (The Top 3)


Skiing is one of my favorite past times and as an enthusiast, I have had the opportunity to discover some of the best ski resorts in the great west. One thing is certain, there are hundreds upon hundreds of great ski resorts in the west alone, so I have decided to narrow down the numerous ski resorts to only the best in the west.


3. Whitefish Mountain Resort. Back in 2009 I had the greatest pleasure of not only discovering, but skiing at one of the greatest ski resorts, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Whitefish Mountain Resort is located in the beautiful Whitefish, Montana. There are a total of four individual parks. One of the most popular is the Fishbowl Terrains (which includes the Magic Park, Depot Terrain Park, Armory Park, Central Ave Park, The Fishbowl Quiver, and Goat Haunt Skier Cross/Boarder Cross Course). are the most exciting in the entire park. They also include 12 individual rails, making it that much more exciting. There are many different trails, as there are maps available.

Don't forget to check out the Ski & Snowboard School (which offers a great deal of 2 days for just $72), especially if you are a first time skier, looking to learn from some of the best skiers in the world today. It is a well known fact that prices will vary, however; there are many deals available. The events at Whitefish Mountain Resort are fun, including the various amount of events in December including one of the most exciting parades I have ever seen in my life, Santa's Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade which happens on the 24 th of the month. There are numerous attractions in Whitefish and the events are nothing in comparison to that. There are a lot of great eateries such as Base Lodge Bar & Café, Ed & Mully's, The Bierstube, Aunt B's, Summit House, Village Market, and more.

For more information about the Whitefish Mountain Resort, simply call: 1-800-858-4152 or (406) 862-2900 right now. You can also visit skiwhitefish.com for more information too. Looking to ski at the best in the west, why not give Whitefish Mountain Resort a try, as it is clearly one of the best.



2. Vail Ski Resort. Vail Ski Resort is located in the heart of Vail, Colorado. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Vail when I passed through Aspen, Colorado and managed to stop on my way back to Montana via road trip. With three major terrain parks alone (Golden Peak Terrain Park, Bwana Terrain Park, and Terrain Park Safety), Vail clearly proves why it is one of the best ski resorts in the west. The Vail Ski Resort includes over 30 individual lifts alone and if you can imagine the total uphill capacity is over 59,000 making it a relatively large ski resort. There are many trails and maps are available.

Make sure that when you visit the Vail Ski Resort that you check out Ski and Snowboarding school too. There are numerous tourist attractions to also visit, including an array of restaurants such as Bistro Fourteen, The 10 th , Game Creek, Wildwood Restaurant, Golden Peak Grill, and much more. Some of the best anticipated events happen in December (Snow Daze, Vail Family Holidaze) and go on until February (Carnivail) and April (Spring Back To Vail).

For more information about the Vail Ski Resort, simply call: (970) 754-8245 today. You can also visit vail.com for more information. Like all other ski resorts, prices do vary. There are all kinds of special deals available. Whether you are an enthusiast, a connoisseur, or just someone looking to engage in the sport for the very first time, Vail Ski Resort will guide you in the right direction, as it is clearly one of the best ski resorts in the west. In between 2010 and 2011 alone, Vail Ski Resort had it's highest amount of visitors at 1,750,000.





1. Big Sky Resort. I first discovered this ski resort when I moved to Montana back in 2009. It remains to be one of my favorite places to visit in the Winter. For those of you that do not know, Big Sky Resort is located in Big Sky, Montana. Not only does Big Sky Resort offer some of the best downhill skiing topography (areas such as Lone Mountain and Flat Iron Mountain) in the great west alone, it also offers extensive areas for cross country skiing too. Whether you are a novice and beginner or a master and expert, Big Sky Resort has a little something for everyone.

With 18 individual lifts (Cascade, Challenger, Dakota, Derringer, Explorer, Headwaters, Iron Horse, Little Thunder, Lone Moose, Lone Peak, Lone Peak Tram, Lone Tree, Pony Express, Ramcharger, Six Shooter, Shedhorn, Southern Comfort, Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, and White Otter) and over 150 trails alone (and there are way too many to list here, but luckily there are maps available), Big Sky is destined to be one of the best skiing spots in the west. Big Sky Resort also has 5 individual service lifts, as well. The Summit (Lone Peak) is the highest in elevation at a little over 11,165 feet.

Despite being relatively large, it is a well known fact that Big Sky Resort has a lift capacity of 29,000 skiers per hour. Just make sure that when you visit the Big Sky Resort, that you do not hesitate to check out the International Big Sky school, among the many great tourist attractions including Yellowstone National Park which is close by. Lodging and dining are a must, as there are over 20 establishments to choose from just in the area alone. Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson is known to frequent the Big Sky Resort often, so don't be surprised if you run into him.

For more information about the Big Sky Resort, simply call: 1-800-548-4486 right now. You can also visit bigskyresort.com for more information. Prices vary, but special deals are available. If you are looking to ski in one of the best ski resorts in the west, you cannot go wrong with the Big Sky Resort.
 

http://www.bigskyresort.com
http://www.vail.com
http://www.skiwhitefish.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

A look at the Kepler Cascades at Yellowstone National Park

When visiting Yellowstone this weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Kepler Cascades. I was so intrigued by them, as they are so incredibly fascinating. I actually walked a little down from the cliff to get the second shot. Probably not the smartest thing I have done, but the picture was worth and I am still alive. If you ever visit Yellowstone National Park, I truly recommend checking out the Kepler Cascades.








Photos by Sarah Afshar