15 Best things to do and see in Yellowstone: Geysers, Waterfalls, Pretty Prismatic Hot Springs

It all started over a dinner conversation… we were with some friends and the conversation was about summer trips.  Our friends had just returned from a trip to Yellowstone National Park and remarked how it was better than or almost like Iceland.  Mr. Suburbia’s eyes widened… he fell in love Read More …

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 great cafe culture.  If you are traveling 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 our 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 things to do in Denver with kids: Dancing Peacocks, Abstract Art, Rockies Baseball

Denver offers a wide array of attractions from interactive museums, incredible zoos and one of our son’s favorite Baseball fields. 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 & Attractions you can’t miss while driving on the Ring Road in Iceland

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.  From Glacier Hikes, Iceberg closeups, Walking between Continental plate – there is a gamut of easy adventures to 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 …

10 Best Places to see Mt Fuji

Rising 3776 meters above sea level, Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and its most iconic landmark. On our recent trip to Japan, seeing this mountain a little closer topped our list and we researched the best places to see Mt Fuji from. Images of this nearly perfect, solitary volcano have Read More …

Top 10 places to visit in Tuscany

With medieval villages sitting pretty on top of rolling hills covered in vineyards producing some of the best wines in the world, Tuscany is certainly one of the most beautiful and our favorite region in Italy.  Last time we were there we did a road trip from Florence to visit Siena and San Gimignano. We Read More …

Things to do in Scotland with Kids: Kilts, Hogwarts Academy, Loch Ness Monster and taste some mock whisky!

When you think of Scotland, you probably conjure up images of tartan kilted Highlanders, bagpipes, the Loch Ness Monster, castles, and Scotch Whiskey.  Yes, we did see them all during our visit to Scotland, everything except that sneaky Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Scotland is a land of amazing scenery Read More …