Shipyard Plantation - Hilton Head IslandWritten by Josh Szatmari
Shipyard Plantation covers over 800 acres of land on beautiful Hilton Head Island. With a full spectrum of amenities, Shipyard Plantation is known as being both a residential as well as a resort community. There are over 2,000 homes and villas, consisting of single family homes as well as condo residences and vacation rental properties.
One of Tennis Magazine's "5- Greatest US Tennis Resorts". This tennis resort offers 23 Championship courts nestled among magnificent oaks and beautiful landscaped grounds. There are even covered tennis courts in Shipyard Racquet Club.
The Tennis Magazine went on to describe Hilton Head as "The perfect year-round tennis vacation!"
Shipyard is also home to 27 holes of magnificent golf. The Shipyard Golf Club is a local favorite. With three incredible 9-hole resort golf courses, built within Hilton Head Island's beautiful natural setting of majestic Carolina pine trees, this club offers golfers challenge and beauty of a world-class golf course.
Touring Niagara Falls & Surrounding AreaWritten by Clint Leung
Niagara Falls has certainly grown over last thirty years. When I was a kid, I remember that it was Niagara Falls itself as only real attraction here. This natural wonder of world consists of two main falls; semi-circular shaped Horseshoe Falls where daredevils in buckets have thrown themselves off and smaller American Falls to left of it. The Floral Clock, Maid of Mist boat rides that take visitors up close to falls were already there as well as cable gondola over whirlpool just minutes up north but that was about it. The Minolta Tower was also there but newer Skylon Tower had not been built yet. Niagara Falls was still known as a honeymooner's destination with hotels that had heart shaped jacuzzis and other romantic features. Today, Maid of Mist and other original attractions are still there but city of Niagara Falls has exploded with growth in hotels and tourist attractions including a large casino added in recent years.
Niagara Falls is 30 minutes from Buffalo airport and 90 minutes from Toronto airport. Although there are hotels on both US and Canadian sides, most tourist facilities and attractions are on Canadian side. The best views of both falls are from Canadian side as well. There are hotels and motels that suit every budget from large hotel chains, smaller well known motel chains down to independents. The same with restaurants as there’s lots of fast food outlets up to classiest restaurants with views of colored lit falls during evenings. Attractions now include high tech rides, an Imax theatre, power jet boat rides and much more. Some folks say that growth of touristy side of Niagara Falls has made destination a bit tackier with addition of such attractions as mini-golf, was museums and Ripley's Believe It or Not. This is part of Niagara Falls trying to be something for everyone including families.