My Spectacular trip to the US

Arathi Sasidharan, Young Contributor
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Have you ever had a dream and wanted to fulfill it ? Well, I had a dream and I fulfilled it this summer. It was a dream that had been there for my whole life – travelling to the United States of America.

We started our journey from Virginia , Washington D.C , where I saw the Luray Caverns , that is situated on the countryside . In the downtown area , I saw the magnificent White House , Capitol Building , The Natural History Musuem and the Air and Space Museum . We stayed at the Fairfax Hotel .Next day , we headed for New York .

New York , is an amazing place where the tall towers and buildings almost seem like they are leaning towards us . We woke up to a bright, fresh morning the next day .
That day we went to see the Statue Of Liberty and the Battery Park. Then , we went to the Times Square . I was very excited as our hotel , The Marriot Marquis , was also located at Times Square ! The view from our room’s window was just fantabulous . Right in front of our hotel was the Wonka’s Chocolate Factory . During the night , New York City shimmered with lights .

Next day , we travelled by air to Orlando , Florida , a very tropical climated place . We stayed at the Rosen Inn and next day, we went to the Kennedy Space Center , commonly known as NASA . It was the most amazing experience throughout my whole trip as it was very informative and I had lots of fun . We spent 3 days at Orlando and believe me , it was worth .the next day , went to the Disney World , “Where Dreams Come True” . The most fantastic experience at the Disney World was the flight on an Ikran at the Pandora , world of Avatar . We went for a ride on the back of an Ikran /Banshee in virtual reality and it was incredible ! After that , the next day went to the Sea World and had loads of fun as there were many amusing rides , shows , etc… The next day , we had to bid Orlando goodbye for our next destination , Buffalo . The Niagara Falls at Buffalo is indeed a wonder . I saw it during the ‘ Maid of the Mist ‘ ride and when I saw the magnificent sparkling water falls , I was mesmerized . It was misty and really cold and all of the people who were on the upper deck of the boat {including me and my family }got wet , though we were given blue coats so that we don’t drench . The night illuminations at the Niagara Falls was a stunning beauty ! Well , we had to visit more places , so , the following day we headed off to Chicago . Our relatives were staying at Illinois , Chicago , so you can expect , it was an awesome time I had there . I went bowling with my cousins and we also watched a movie after that . Our next destination was Seattle , where I had other relatives staying too . There , we went for a cruise around the city and then we went to the Space Needle . I think that the Space Needle was a great experience for me as the view from above was just mind- blowing . Well , next we went to San Francisco , California . We had decided to spend a day in San Francisco , another day at Las Vegas and the last two days at Los Angeles. San Francisco was a beautiful , splendid city and thickly populated too . There , we saw one of the 7 Wonders of the modern World , the Golden Gate Bridge . We also saw the Alcatraz Island , the island or I should say , Jail for prisoners .

The following day , we headed off for Las Vegas , the home of the Grand Canyon . We stayed at the hotel , “Bellagio” . It was a majestic building which had its own fountains which sprang up according to the music , just like the one in Dubai . The Grand Canyon was indeed a very beautiful but windy place .We went for the Skywalk too and it was a very breath taking curve . The next day , we went to Los Angeles , the home to Hollywood stars and our last destination. There we saw first and foremost the spectacular Universal Studios . We saw an incredible show that featured the secret of special effects used by the directors. We also saw the legendary Hogwarts Castle , Hogsmeade , Shrek’s Adventures and many more . It was all just unbelievable as I was a great Harry Potter fan and there , I was right in front of the castle ! We all had lots of amusement and after that we headed back to our hotel , Sheraton Universal . That day , we also had to go to our next hotel , the Westin Bonaventure and it was also quite a comfortable and cosy room . Next , we went for the Hollywood Star Tour , where we got a chance to tour the houses or the place where Hollywood stars and directors and famous people lived . I was very excited as we saw the mansions of Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber , Kim Kardashian , Michael Jackson and many more . And then we also saw Beverly Hills and the place where Hollywood stars purchased . We also saw the famous ‘HOLLYWOOD’ sign up the hill . After a very breezy ride , went back to our hotel . The next day I had to bid USA adieu , we had to fly back to Kuwait . It was a wonderful summer journey that I would never forget and I took back with me memories that I would cherish , forever .

Arathi Sasidharan
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Happy for you, your dream has come true. Can you please share your Itenary details as well as total cost. appreciate it.

Monday, October 2, 2017
Its nice that every ones dream comes true.
by the way since US is big in geographically, is it possible to travel whole of USA in one single trip.

Monday, October 2, 2017
What was the total cost of the trip? What is the procedure for obtaining the US Visa? Is there any travel agents...

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Nice travelogue.. Would you please share your itenary details, along with the cost and travel agencies u used?

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