10 Best Day trips from Salzburg, Austria : Mountain adventures, Lakes and Epic drives

A charming city in Austria with spectacular views of the Eastern Alps, Salzburg is perfectly located for some of the top day trips in Austria.  While the Altstadt (Old Town) is renowned for its baroque architecture, its UNESCO World Heritage site, and breathtaking squares, palaces and gardens it is the perfect Read More …

Mozart, Klimt, Getting lost in Schonbrunn Palace maze : Best Things to do in Vienna with kids

Vienna, the capital city of Austria has a lot of history, music and a great cafe culture.  If you are travelling with kids like us – be it toddlers or teenagers, don’t miss out on the museums – they have a variety of museums in Wein (Vienna in German).  See Read More …

10 reasons why we Love Living in Plano

15 years ago if you had asked me why I love or rather why I live in Plano – I would have given you just two reasons, good schools and easy to travel from. My Blog is called Outside Suburbia for a reason!  We loved getting out of the suburbs…. it Read More …

Gaudi, Picasso, Getting lost in El Born : Best things to do in Barcelona with Kids

Barcelona has some of the most unique and inspiring architecture in the world, masters like Gaudi and Picasso have left their mark in this vibrant city.  Our daughter was so inspired by this city that her Extended Essay for her International Baccalaureate program in High School was based on this Read More …

Texas Road trips : Best Family Getaways near Dallas

Dallas is many hours from nice beaches, National Parks and the mountains, but there are still plenty of choices for a Texas weekend getaway.  Over the years we have been on quite a few Spring Getaways near Dallas, after all, we have lived here for over 20 years.  Here are Read More …

10 Best Valentine Sweets in Dallas for your Sweetheart

While you can never go wrong with a last minute dozen red roses from the one of the white tents setup around the neighborhood markets, there is something about adding a one of a kind box of decadent sweets and a handwritten card that makes the Valentines Day extra special.  You Read More …

Memorable things to do in Madras aka Chennai, India

Madras is a feeling, Chennai is the name of the city! I grew up in Madras, while people call it Chennai these days, to me it will always be Madras. I spent a good part of my years here, going to school, hanging out with friends and cousins … I know my Read More …

Dancing Peacocks, Abstract Art, Rockies Baseball : 10 Best things to do in Denver

Denver offers a wide array of attractions from interactive museums, incredible zoos and one of our son’s favorite Baseball field. We were on a trip to spend a few days in the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Vail but were glad we planned for a weekend in Denver, the Mile High Read More …

10 Easy Adventures in Iceland : Glacier Hikes, Iceberg closeups, Walking between Continental plates

Iceland fittingly called the land of Fire and Ice has some of the most remarkable landscapes on the planet. No wonder it keeps climbing up the charts for the best Adventure and Luxury vacation. The landscape changes every 30 minutes when you are driving around the island on the well-paved Ring Road and Read More …

10 Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in India that you must visit

The majestic walk of a tiger, the frightening roar of a lion, or the intense stare of a rhinoceros; wildlife sanctuaries provide travelers with this and much more. In India, wildlife sanctuaries were set up by the government to protect endangered and rare species of animals from any further destruction. Read More …