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 …

Best Instagrammable spots in Dallas, Fort Worth and the Suburbs

When we travel I don’t typically seek out Instagrammy locations but seek out experiences. But when we are home in Dallas it is fun to find Instagram spots on weekends when we don’t have baseball games, plans with friends or other commitments.  We have vibrant murals, neat architecture and cool Read More …

Sun Salutation : Starting the day with Yoga

Sun Salutation is probably the most popular Yoga sequence and how I usually start my day. Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation consists of 12 yoga poses and is best to be practiced in the morning in order to wake up the body and greet the sun. Making a practice of Read More …

What to pack for a Family Safari [includes printable checklist]

Packing for a Safari is a little bit of a challenge if you want to be stylish and still be under the baggage size limits for the small bush planes.  Shop in your closet first for some basic beige and neutral staples and add a couple of layers in the Read More …

Travel Bucketlist : 50 Places to take your Kids

  It is not always about checking off countries and counting passport stamps, for us when we go Outside Suburbia.  It is about sharing the experience with the kids, spending  family time with them, making memories, watching them learn and grow from these travels.   Having said that we do have an Read More …

Highlights of 2017 : Top Travel Moments Outside Suburbia

This year just whizzed by, it feels like just a couple of months ago that I was writing about our Travel Highlights of 2016!  With Miss S starting college this year and D playing for his school team, we found ourselves jugging different responsibilities and emotions.  We started the year Read More …

Diner en Blanc : The chic picnic Wows Dallas

Earlier in October about 2500 Dallasites, dressed in their elegant whites came together to have an chic pop-up picnic at the Dallas Arboretum. This is the third year Dallas hosts the Diner en Blanc and the event has gotten so popular that it sold out in a few hours after Read More …

Why drinking from a Copper Water Bottle is good for you

If you had walked into my grandparents home in India you would have seen copper jugs and cups or tumblers as they were called in different sizes and shapes – little did I know the significance of them or the benefits of copper water bottle till now.  While searching for Read More …