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December 14th, 2013
When we arrived at the Port at Cabo San Lucas, my mom decided to surprise us with an excursion of swimming with dolphins. I never imagined myself swimming and having fun with a marine mammal. It was awesome!
The place was called Cabo Dolphins. The location is within walking distance of the port and very clean and safe. At our arrival, a locker was given to us so we could store our belongings. While we were waiting our turn, we were able to take pictures with their beautiful parrots right outside the dolphin aquarium.
Once we were called for our “appointment” with our dolphin, we met Aqua. She was energetic, strong, and was an intelligent dolphin. She performed for us and showed us a few of her tricks. Then, she pulled us with her dorsal fin with the option of riding on her back or on her tummy! Afterwards, we fed Aqua some fish, which she devoured. They are such gentle creatures! At the end, we paid for our picture with Aqua. The one negative thing about this place is that after you pay so much money for this excursion, you have to buy their picture if you want any photos of this experience. There was a viewing area for the spectators not participating, this is where my mom hung out baking in the hot sun. She took out her camera and was told that she would get it taken away if she didn’t put it back in her bag. (They are very strict about this.)
Overall, this was such a magical experience, I really enjoyed myself. This is one of those unforgettable experiences my family still talks about today. I definitely recommend this to anybody, this is something you don’t want to miss out on.
December 10th, 2013
I’m a big fan of indoor water parks – any water park really, but with the winter weather approaching fast my only option living up north are INDOOR water parks. Over the weekend, my family and I got our sliding on in Erie, PA at Splash Lagoon. We haven’t been to that particular indoor water park for a few years, so we were pleasantly surprised when they had a new attraction – an Aqua Tumbler. It was a bonus to read the sign that indicating this was ONLY attraction of its kind around.. (a cleaver water shape pun there).
The Aqua Tumbler looks like a human size beach ball – except with an open center. That’s where guests climb in during the 90 second ride. The lifeguard flips a switch to start the ball spinning and the water flowing. It reminded us of a life size washing machine, where the person is the clothes getting tossed around. It was fun to watch everyone try to run while the ball spun and eventually slip on the water and fall for the remainder of the ride. The gift shop sold T-shirts saying “I have survived the Aqua Tumbler” and other souvenirs to feature the new thrill ride.
I would not recommend this attraction to those who get claustrophobic, or who get nervous around water. Even though it’s very different than being in a pool. It is also physically consuming as you run while the ball is in motion (or you fall and continue to slide around). Either way, it was entertaining to watch others be tumbled. Most people had a big smile on their face after the ride was over and were laughing at themselves. If you’re looking for a new water thrill, I would check out the one and only aqua tumbler.
December 2nd, 2013
The one below is the Arch which is the most famous landmark here in Cabo San Lucas. You can take a boat tour and have some pretty amazing opportunities to take pictures of the rocks.
There is so much to do there: from shopping, to swimming with dolphins, to seeing the multicultural differences, to the relaxing beach, and meeting celebrities. In the past, several celebrities have gone such as Rihanna and Jennifer Aniston to Tom Cruise and Beyoncé.
This peninsula is a great getaway to having fun on the beach, the water is nice in certain non-crowded spots. Plus, they have an amazing taco place, the best in the world! It’s that good! It’s called Asi y Asada Parilla.
Just remember to relax and have fun, you’re not going to be able to do everything in one day! Take your time and enjoy the cultural atmosphere!
November 26th, 2013
By far the best thing on my family’s Disney cruise had to be the food! I had never had gourmet food that actually filled me up before. I am a very picky eater and the waiters knew exactly what to serve me and my family by the second night on the cruise. On the ship, the waiters follow your family from restaurant to restaurant to always be your servers so they know what you like or don’t. They knew me by the first night and recommended dishes to me along our voyage.
One thing I absolutely loved was that there was no shortage of Mickey Bars onboard. They were amazing!
Pasta and seafood were my family’s favorites and the lobster tail was to die for! We did eat a lot but we also did a lot of walking up and down the stairs and at the ports, so we wouldn’t pack on the pounds.
There were also no limits as to how many plates you could order. My mother could not decide between two of the entrees, so the waiter surprised her with both, much to her embarrassment. Room service is also included, free of charge, which is a nice perk. However, we never tried it because the main dinners were very satisfying.
My favorite dish was the Steak and the William Potato and for desert it included a Mickey Bar and a Lava Cake.
Don’t hold back on trying new things, you just might be surprised you will like it in the end!
November 23rd, 2013
I travel west. I travel to visit my family, some of whom I have never met before. This coast is foreign to me. The mountains rise above Venice beach; I feel like I’m dreaming. And what a dream it is.
I’ve had turkey neatloaf (not a spelling error, it’s just neat). I’ve had West Coast bagels. I’ve had blackened mahi mahi. I’ve enjoyed Mexican pizza and Italian tacos. All of it is fantastic. All of it, though, feels imported. What is Los Angeles food? There isn’t one dish. They have everything. But they have no specialties.
My brother–about to be married–took us on a tour around the beach and the promenade. All around were remnants from bygone eras: Record stores from the 70′s, old movie rental joints ( with titles like “Vidiots”), street art on places where you can almost smell the hair spray and see the jump suits of the 80′s. All the retroness is contrasted by the modern art installations, e.g., a huge beehive made of intertwining metal that catches the sun at a certain time each day. And by the sprawling complexes like the promenade. The place used to be a mall straight out of the 80′s. Now it’s an outside shopping center (even that word is a modern euphemism) that boasts all the American commodities like Disney, Urban Outfitters, [Insert clever frozen yogurt shop name].
Behind the California sheen, I see pieces of Jersey here. Those who live close to the ocean know the vibe. The vastness is humbling, inspiring, and most of all enchanting.
Though Venice lies just a few miles from Hollywood, the people here are constantly reminded of their own humanity. People here are happy. Not because they live in the land of eternal summer. Not because they have restaurants geared towards gourmet food under 500 calories. Not because their streets are heated if the temperature drops to a chilling 60 degrees. It is because the shore beckons from every street.
There are codes in place that prevent construction above a certain height, that way the beach can always be seen. We Jerseyians know the blessing of being shore-grown.