Road Trip : One week Itinerary for visiting the Spiti Valley in India

Spiti Valley is a desert valley at a high altitude in the mountains of Himalayas, in Himachal Pradesh, India. Spiti means “middle land” gets it name since it separates India from Tibet. Located at an altitude of 12500 ft, Spiti Valley is a part of Lahaul and Spiti district, and Read More …

Provence and French Riviera : A 10 day Itinerary to see the Sunkissed Southern France

So you have been to Paris a few times but can you really check France off your list if you haven’t visited Southern France?  Called Région Sud or PACA, Southern France includes Provence, French Alps and Côte d’Azur. You most definitely heard of the lavenders of Provence and the glitz and glamour of 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 …

Why Northern Italy in November is a great idea

We have been to Italy a few times before, but when Mr.Suburbia mentioned that he saw tickets to Milan at a great price and we jumped on it and booked a Thanksgiving trip to Northern Italy.  While most Italian itineraries are set on summer getaways – here is why we Read More …

Amazing Andalucia : A 7 day Itinerary to see the Best of Southern Spain

Flamenco dancers, horses carriages, bright bougainvilleas, tapas and elaborate Moorish castles is what is in store when you visit Southern Spain.  While westerners spell Andalusia with a ‘s’, Spaniards spell it as Andalucía!  Andalucía called Al-Andalus (Arabic for “land of the west”) was a Moorish empire for 781 years, from 711 Read More …

Two week Japan Itinerary for seeing the Best of the country

Visiting Japan – the Land of the rising sun, red lacquered bridges, orange Torii gates and the sacred Mt Fuji has been on our wishlist for a while now.  But the fear of navigating a country without knowing the language had kept us from planning a trip to this beautiful Read More …

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco : And 10 Best things to do Golden Gate City

My phone showed 6 am but I was till in Dallas time, I got up from my under the cloud like comfy covers at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco and glanced at my daughter who was still sleeping soundly.  Trying not to make too much noise I changed into my Read More …

Cycles, Cafes, Cotton candy : 10 Best things to do in Copenhagen with kids

Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is by far the largest city in the country. Here, you’ll find the Parliament at Christiansborg, the residence of the Royal Family at Amalienborg. Copenhagen has a distinctly European feel, a friendly street-life, and unique café culture that will make you want to return time and time Read More …

Itinerary for seeing the Best of Iceland in a Week

We have just a couple of weeks before we leave for our trip to Iceland. This is a trip that I have been dreaming about and planning for the last few months. I haven’t even finished up some of my travelogues from last summer but I’m excited to write this Read More …