It’s been a while since I’ve done a travel post.
I’ll admit, at first I almost threw in the towel to my traveling posts all together. Last week, I was feeling a bit discouraged with my blog until I re-visited my mission and focused on my intentions. I didn’t want to completely rid my travel posts because travel is a huge part of who I am, but I wasn’t sure how my travel posts fit into my mission of Inspiration Indulgence.
That’s when I really soul-searched and came to the conclusion that I am going to keep my travel posts. Why? Because my mission here at Inspiration Indulgence is to inspire, and part of that inspiration is to inspire you to get out there and see what this beautiful world has to offer. Even for those readers who don’t travel, I hope this post encourages you to see the world differently than you do now. I just to inspire you that beauty is everywhere, but it’s up to you to take advantage of it.
Anywho, many of you know about my huge East Coast Roadtrip that Trevor and I took at the end of August per my Instagram. I shared the most exciting part of the trip two weeks ago when I shared with you all my engagement while we stopped in Maine, and today I’m here to show you more of our trip!
Stop #1: Niagara Falls
To recap, Trevor and I left Wisconsin on August 28th and headed to Acadia National Park, Maine. Along the way, we stopped at Niagara Falls. After visiting Maine, we hit Seaside Heights New Jersey, Boston, and Washington D.C. on the way back. This post is specifically about Niagara Falls; stay tuned for the other posts later!
Niagara Falls was always on my bucket list. I have a thing for waterfalls. When I was a little girl, my dad would take us on little adventure hikes up north in Wisconsin to look at waterfalls. I just loved how peaceful and serene they were. That being said, I was really excited to see the globe’s second largest waterfall in person.
Just for the heck of it, we decided to see the Falls from both the Canadian side and the side on American soil in New York. We did this because we in part just wanted to say we had been to Canada (both of us had never been to Canada before!) We were a little nervous about the border patrol, but everything turned out fine.
Here are the pictures I snapped from Niagara Falls- Canada side.
Next, we drove a hop-skip to the New York side. I personally thought this side had better views (‘Murica!) but it was equally as cool to see as the Canadian side. In my wildest imagination I just couldn’t picture how vast the Falls were.
The One Thing You HAVE To Do When Visiting Niagara Falls
Okay. Finally, the part I’ve been waiting to tell you about. When we were overlooking the Falls on the Canadian side, we noticed that there were boat tours down below that were getting up close to the falls. I told Trevor that it would be cool if we could do that, but I wasn’t sure how expensive it would be.
The boat tours were offered on the New York side of the Falls. It was called the Maid of Mist tour. We paid just $17 per ticket, were given a poncho, and stood in a long line to go on this tour.
Let me just say. COOLEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER!!!!!!!!!!
The following pictures are from when we were waiting in line for the boat tour. We were suspended above the Falls, which also provided great views and picture taking opportunities. That little boat you see is obviously the boat we took to get near the Falls.
We were NOT prepared for our soaked we would get! We only took pictures in the beginning of the tour because it was seriously like a hurricane!
The best part was seeing this fabulous view.
I would by FAR recommend the Maid of the Mist tour. The Maid got so close to the falls that I seriously felt like I was in the middle of a hurricane. You can probably tell from these pictures that we got absolutely SOAKED. It was so much fun and well-worth the money. I would recommend the Maid of the Mist tour to anyone!!
I can’t wait to share with you all more of our trip in the next coming weeks. Stay tuned, and thank you for reading! I hope this post inspires you to get out there and travel! 😉
Check out the other posts from my East coast road trip!
Adventuring Acadia National Park, Maine…Oh, and I’m Engaged!