Ice Castle Eden Prairie Minnesota

Minnesota is famous for extreme winter and snow. Last winter was so worst that hardly we got chance to go out. This winter we are bit lucky compare to Eastern part, we do not have much snow and few days of this winter we got temperature in 30s. Last week we got chance to see Ice Castle in my own town. This castle is hand made by icicles.  The castle is really amazing and its an amazing art which i got chance to see. Here are few pictures to share with you.

New England Fall Trip

After a long time, we got chance to travel to New England for this year fall colors. This was one of my dream to Travel to Vermont, New Hampshire for fall colors. I planned a 4 day trip from Boston to Vermont and then New Hamshire. Here are some pictures which I clicked in this trip.

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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By Umesh Sharma Posted in Travel
Kenai Fjord National Park

Kenai FJords National Park (Exit Glacier)

Exit Glacier is around 12 miles from Seward. This is the only portion of the Kenai Fjords National Park accessible via road. We went to see Exit Glacier while returning back from Seward. This glacier is quick and easily accessible. we did a quick walk on trail took some photos of the glacier. Here are some photos to share with you…

Need Suggestions: 10 Days Trip To Alaska

Thank you all for your suggestions. Finally we are ready for Alaska trip. I have updated my itinerary as per your suggestions and seems to be doable. Please let me know if you have any further suggestions. Also as we are vegetarian, please suggest options for vegetarian restaurants in Alaska.


I am planning an 10 days trip to Alaska in July 2013. I have booked flight on 4th July week end.

My Plan is as follows:
Fly to Anchorage on Friday evening.
Day 1: Drive to Denali Nation Park and take Denali Tour
Day 2: Hike into Denali Nation Park
Day 3: Drive to Fairbanks and relax in hotel
Day 4: Take morning flight to To Barrow. See around in Barrow
Day 5: Come back to Fairbanks from Barrow and Drive back till Denali Sate Park (Approx 4 hour drive)
Day 6: Drive to Seward
Day 7: Kenai Fjord NP Cruise Tour
Day 8: Drive to Homer and Stay at Homer
Day 9: See around in Homer and Stay At Home
Day 10: Drive back to Anchorage. See around in Anchorage
Day 11: Fly back to Minneapolis.

please suggest. I am not much aware of Alaska. What are the other attractions must cover and if i can skip any from above.


Sand Dunes Buggy Ride

Silver Lake State Park, Michigan

This was a road trip of past. We drove from Chicago to Silver Lake State Park on a week end for camping. Before going, I searched what are the activities we can do in the state park and I found, Silver Lake State Park is famous for dune riding. I would say this park has as much as dune riding fun as Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah. Just out side the state park you can rent dune buggy or off road vehicles. This parking has an excellent swimming beach on the Michigan Lake and a historical light house, Little Sable Point Light house.

We reached there on Friday evening, next morning we went on beach. First we climb on the light house. It was so beautiful all around from the top. We went on beach after spending sometime on light house. Later in the afternoon we rented the ORV and did a guided adventure tour of dune riding. it was so much fun. Our guide was so expert in dune riding and one hour was full of fun. In the evening we came back to our camp site and spend a relaxing time. Next morning we headed back to Chicago. This was a one of memorable trip and if I get chance I would love to go there again. Here are few photos to share with you.