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Summer movies of 2015

Here is list of summer movies of 2015 with set release dates. Enjoy the summer.

Friday, May 1
The Avengers: Age of Ultron Action 
Far From The Madding Crowd Drama 
She’s Funny That Way Drama 

Friday, May 8
Before I Wake Suspense 
Hot Pursuit Action 
5 Flights Up Comedy 
Noble Drama 
Saint Laurent Drama 
Skin Trade Action 

Friday, May 15
Mad Max: Fury Road Action 
I’ll See You in My Dreams 
Pitch Perfect 2 Comedy 
The Connection Thriller 

Friday, May 22
Spy Comedy 
The Vatican Tapes Thriller 
Tomorrowland Adventure 
Aloft Drama 
Sunshine Superman Documentary 

Friday, May 29
Aloha Comedy 
San Andreas 3D Action 
Hillsong – Let Hope Rise Documentary 

Friday, June 5
Entourage Comedy 
Insidious: Chapter 3 Sequel 
Love & Mercy Drama 
Pigeon Drama 

Friday, June 12
Dope Drama 
Jurassic World Action 3D/2D
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Drama 

Friday, June 19
Inside Out Adventure 
The Transporter Refueled Action 
Infinitely Polar Bear Drama 

Friday, June 26
Ted 2 Comedy 
Big Game Drama 
The Outskirts Comedy 

Wednesday, July 1
Magic Mike XXL Comedy 
Terminator: Genisys Action 

Friday, July 10
Gallows Thriller 
Minions Comedy 
The Bronze Drama 

Friday, July 17
Ant-Man Action 
Trainwreck Comedy 

Friday, July 24
Pan Action 3D/2D; IMAX
Paper Towns Comedy 
Pixels Action 
Poltergeist Thriller 3D/2D
Irrational Man Drama 

Friday, July 31
Mission: Impossible V Action 
Self/Less Drama 
Southpaw Drama 
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickum… Documentary 
Untitled Blumhouse/Joel Edgerton… Teen 

Friday, August 7
Masterminds Comedy 
Ricki and the Flash Drama 
The Fantastic Four Action 

Friday, August 14
Straight Outta Compton Drama 
The Man From U.N.C.L.E Action 
Underdogs Family 

Friday, August 21
Criminal Thriller 
Max Adventure 
Me Before You Drama 
Sinister 2 Sequel 

Lake George: Your next summer destination

Lake George Main PicOne of the most beautiful summer destinations in the east coast is The Lake George in NY state. Spanning staggering 32 miles from North-to-South this lake has earned a nick name of ‘Queen of American Lakes’. Lake is named after King George II after the French Indian war in August 1755. During our two days vacation in the lake area we did kayaking, jet-skiing, para sailing, touring and of course swimming. Two days is definitely not enough time at Lake George so we had to skip hiking and the long 2 hours dinner cruise.

Location: Lake as I said earlier stretches about 32 miles from North-to-South. Lake George Town, NY is the best place to start your trip. Use following destination in your GPS to get there. Lake George, NY 12845.

***Things to do***

wpid-Photo-Aug-28-2013-1106-PM.jpgKayaking: We did kayaking in the deep waters of Lake George on very first day of our two days vacation considering all the efforts required for the task. We rented a double kayak and enjoyed our ride around the island in Bolton Landing about an hour. There are many renting companies to rent kayaks and paddle boats from in the area. We rented our kayak at Lake George Kayak Co. in Bolton Landing for just $35.

Parasailing: Parasailing over the lake is a mesmerizing experience. Best place according to me is right from the Lake George Town. Activity only costs an average of $75/person around the area and extra to have your shots taken at your ascend. We did it though Pinky Parasailing at the pier close to the town hall. This particular location gave us a great and soothing view of southern part of the lake and surrounding area of Bolton Landing island. This ride took about an hour and we were in the air for nearly 15 minutes hanging under a huge green parachute. Parasailing experience not just includes parasailing but it include an amazing 45 min speed boat ride. A must go when you’re at Lake George.1077371_10151820337102803_750253384_o

Jetskiing: If there is any water sport that is full of adrenaline, it’s jetskiing. There’s only one place in lower Lake George area where you can rent a jetski ride for $85 for half an hour. Yes, it is a bit expensive but it’s totally worth it. The total time is not just half an hour as we thought in the beginning. They first took us towards the center of the lake on idle speed and then gave us total of half an hour to ride any way we want considering we follow basic water way rules and maintain our distances from other riders. The experience was totally worth it.

Touring: The Lake George Town has several touring options to experience breathtaking views of ever long lake shore and to learn some history about surroundings. Different types of tours last for one, two or in case of dinner cruise three hours. During summer time display of amazing fireworks takes place near the city hall every Thursdays at 9:30 pm. If you have enough time in your hands then the fireworks cruise on Thursdays is highly recommended. Find more information about these cruises here.Mini-Ha-Ha

Beach on the lakeSwimming: It’s a freaking lake, jump into the water anywhere you want. Of course at your own risk. But, if you are with your family or a little bit concerned then, Lake has many dedicated beaches open for public between 10 am to 6 pm. You can enter the beach for free if you are walking there from your hotel, If you are driving then you can park your car at beach parking areas for $2/hr or $10/day rates.Just like any other beach the facilities are equipped with changing rooms, lockers and bathrooms. One more reason for me to like these places is cleanliness.

Mini Golf: This is probably the only game played out of the water at Lake George. There are many Mini Golf courses around the area. Different courses here have different settings. We went to the closest one to our hotel as we went there late around 11 pm. Night life at Lake George is pretty happening and you will find a lot of places, bars and pubs open until and after mid-night.

The whole Lake George experience was amazing and as I mentioned earlier, two days are not enough.

Lake George Town

Get State Travel Guides

paper map and gps on iphone.jpgDigital age is consuming everything that has to do anything with paper. We are moving from managing file drawers to managing online and cloud enabled storage for personal and professional data, we stopped making todo lists on papers and moved to apps, we stopped reading paperbacks and moved to Kindle and iPads. Similarly we don’t use huge paper maps, now  we use GPS and Google maps. This all sounds fascinating but, sometimes it’s better to take a step back and check what we might be missing.

I live in north-east region (USA) and since I got my car I was always confused about places to go on weekends or holidays. Trust me you do not want to drive 50 miles to find bunch of trees and a small pond. Of course we can search for destinations online that’s what I do all of the time but, when we search on internet for something we always search for same things; for example, specific cuisine that we like or limited activities that we do or hear friends do. So, if you are tired of searching for places and have been disappointed a few times you might want to take a step back to paperback technology and get a State Guide Book.

State guide book is all the information a traveler or even a resident needs to go around interesting places. They usually come with huge map with lots of POIs (Point/place of Interest) around the state. An online map can give you everything of that but only when you look for it, whereas the guide map might be a little old school but just puts all the information there in front of your eyes. Bottom line, you get more options to consider. These guide books also have advertisements about hotels, motels and attractions with discount coupons. They also have targeted zoomed maps for bigger cities such as New York and Atlantic City. Give it a try and you might find new places to go even around you. Checkout a few links below where you can order state guides for FREE!!!

New York – http://nycgo.k-online.biz/cgi-bin/73DBC163/mac/qryitems.mac/itemDisplay?qryType=GRPSG

New Jersey – http://www.visitnj.org/guide-order

Pennsylvania – http://www.visitpa.com/guide-request-email-newsletter

Delaware – http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/travel-guide/

Connecticut – http://www.ctvisit.com/getawayguide

Maine – https://www.visitmaine.com/guidebook/?vm=02putto4ue9nevu6a4dqo8e5s3

New Hampshire – http://www.visitnh.gov/planning-and-travel-tools/order-your-free-visitors-guide.aspx

Have a happy and eventful summer 🙂

Please post any links you know for your own state in comments.