Snowy Photos from Shirakawa Go, Japan

While we were exploring shrines, looking for torii gates and eating all the sushi in Japan last December, I was secretly counting down to a day in the Japanese Alps.  We normally don’t enjoy cold weather, (we are from Texas after all) or go on group tours, this was one tour Read More …

Fall colors in Dallas Fort Worth

Fall is a fun time in Dallas, when the temperatures are still in the seventies, the Texan sun is shining and the foliage start turning into shades of gold, gorgeous oranges and reds.  While we don’t have the typical New England or Maine kind of acres and acres of leaf Read More …

Thanks Giving Square Dallas – A place of contemplation, serenity and gratitude

Thanks Giving Square is an urban garden in downtown Dallas. Set fifteen feet below ground level with a four foot wall blocking the sound of cars and the Dart rail that run near by, it is meditative and serene space that inspires gratitude. Thanks Giving Square Dallas is not on Read More …

5 experiences to add to your travel bucket list

Having a travel bucket list is a great way to decide where you’re planning on ticking off for your next trip. Some people like to organize their bucket list by country or destination. Another way of doing it is by experience. Some experiences can be ticked off in several places, Read More …

Hiking in the Upper Engadin, Listening to cow bells, trying Walnut tarts : Our favorite things to do in St Moritz

St. Moritz, the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism is a holiday resort town in Switzerland and seems like a well kept secret.  It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice and guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle and winter sporting opportunities the area provides but you Read More …

Above the Acacia trees : A hot air balloon Safari in Serengeti

We were in an astronaut position inside the hot air balloon basket as I tried to look away from the nervous faces nearby. We had woken up at an unearthly hour of 4 am, tip toed to the lobby at the Four Seasons Serengeti to be greeted by warm croissants Read More …

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek : A Boutique Hotel and Vineyard in the Western Cape

After a few days of safari in East Africa, we were looking forward to a slower pace of travel and some Rest and Relaxation.  As we got to the last part of our African Adventure, I’m so glad we planned to spend some some in the winelands near Cape Town, Read More …

Bateleur AndBeyond : A Bespoke Safari Camp in Masai Mara, Kenya

Our first Safari Camp experience was nothing short of extraordinary, we were welcomed with champagne in crystal flutes with elephant motifs and friendly smiles.  The staff at Bateleur AndBeyond Safari Camp had setup a welcome table with white roses at the dusty airstrip where our small bush plane landed.  While we Read More …