My friends travel a lot and that’s why I chose this topic of my blog. This week I interviewed Yana Aladzhova. She told me about Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. She has been there several times during the last couple of years.
Martha’s Vineyard is a famous destination where rich people spend their holidays. “It’s a really cute island,” says Yana.
The islanders are very nice, cheerful and amazing people. They will greet you with a smile and ask you how you are doing. In July and August tourists come. Yana describes this part of the summer as tenuous and slow. There’s is a lot of pressure at work at that time. It is also slow because it takes you a lot of time to get from one place to another, “5 minutes to walk a couple of meters”, because the place becomes overcrowded.
It is a great place for work and travel students and teenagers.
Several things impressed Yana in Martha’s Vineyard. First of the things is the Flying Horses Carousel. It is the oldest operating platform carousel in America. It is also listed in the National Historic Landmark.
Another thing is the gingerbread houses. People usually see these houses as part of amusement parks, but not in Martha’s Vineyard. Gingerbread houses are “the cutest little houses, colorful, and just small and nice.” They look like doll houses. There is not just several houses of these, but a whole neighborhood. The neighborhood is called Oak Bluffs. When you go there you turn from left to right and you see the houses in many different bright colors. The houses were built in the 1800s and the owners keep them colorful and ornate at all times.
“When you are around those houses you feel like you are in a fairytale.”
She continues with the lighthouses. There are five lighthouses on the island. She says that the most beautiful and impressive one is the one in Aquinnah, Gay Head. The lighthouse went into service in 1799. Since then it has been renovated a couple of times. Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society offers seasonal tours of the tower every year.
Gay Head is a cliff. The South Beach and the State Beach there are very clean and usually there are not big waves. The water is warm and it it the perfect place if you want to go for a swim or to relax. The nature there is very green and pleasant.
There are also many entertainments in Martha’s Vineyard. There are several golf clubs. The most popular one is Vineyard Golf Club. It is famous mainly because it is very expensive and a lot of influential and rich people are members there. Every year American presidents go there to have a break and play golf. President Obama was there in 2010 and 2011. Also, the previous presidents of the US were there for their vacations. Morgan Freeman and Edward Norton were there as well. Yana was lucky she worked there so she can interact with these people, because not everyone can get into this golf club. You have to be either a member there or staff.
An interesting fact for the music fans is that Lady Gaga has a house there, although not many people have seen her in her house.
The fact that everything there is calm makes people go to the island. Yana’s advice is that if you want to go to a nice place on vacation and you can afford Martha’s Vineyard, you should definitely go there.