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How did the Blue Mountains get their name?

The Blue Mountains got their name from the blue haze that is hovering above it. The sunlight passes through the oil of the Eucalyptus trees covering the mountains and only the blue light shows creating that bluish haze. The scenery is spectacular and there is so much to see and do. Enjoy the wildlife and plant life, hike the trails, climb the rocks, and canoe on the water ways.

Ways to get there

 You can get to the Blue Mountains along Bells Line of Road or the Great Western Highway. Take a train ride from Katoomba to Sydney, it will take around an hour. Take the Blue Mountains Explore bus and enjoy the 18 attractions that the bus stops along the way. There is just so much to do. Choose an option that lets you stop along the way and take in all of the sights. It will be an unforgettable journey that you will not forget.

Enjoy what nature has to offer

Check out these points of interest along the way. A bit south of Glenbrook sits the Red Hand Cave that includes a collection of Aboriginal hand stencils. Another great stop is Leura, a small town that offers cute stores and cafes. Sublime Point is a great lockout point. Stop at the Jamison valley or Wentworth Falls as well. There are so many great places to stop that you will be able to find your own slice of heaven where you can relax and take in the sights.

What else do the Blue Mountains offer?

Along with all of the exquisite sights and trails, there are other things to check out. Have a private picnic after going horseback riding. Go canoeing in the Birrabang Creek Canyon or enjoy a three hour cliff ride. There are many things to do in the region. You will be able to find a little something for everyone.

Enjoy all that the Blue Mountains have to offer. Take the day off of work and get back to nature. Enjoy the wilderness and fun. Spend a great weekend here with your family. There is so much to do in the region that you can take multiple trips and still not see it all. The Blue Mountains National Park is a great place to spend the day or just a few hours. Whether you want to take in the sights by horseback, train, bus, car, or foot, the opportunities are endless.

Have you been to Suzhou, China Yet?

If not, you are missing out. There are so many things to do and see. Check out the Lingering Gardens and see nature mixed with beautiful architecture. Ride a boat through the waterways and take in the sights. Enjoy a festival and all of the delicious food Suzhou has to offer.

Suzhou is located in the middle of the Yangtze River Delta and is over 2500 years old. You can enjoy any one of nine beautiful gardens which were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a beautiful must see location and if you want to see all there is to see while relaxing, enjoy the sites from a boat on one of the waterways.

There is just so much to see and do. You can enjoy a relaxing vacation in this discrete and away from the world location or get right in the middle of a huge festival. This versatile location will appeal to anyone. Take in all of the historical beauty that the city has to offer or enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Volcanoes

Hawaii’s island chain is made up entirely of volcanoes so a visit to one is a must should you choose to holiday here. On Oahu, you can hike up to the top of the ancient and world famous Diamond Head where you will find some spectacular views of Waikiki below. Oahu is also only a mere half-hour drive from Honolulu too, where there’s generally a welcomed dip in flight prices around late November.  Cheapflights can offer more information.

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