How to spend One day in Verona : Visit an ancient arena, Juliet’s balcony and other things to do

Known as “Little Rome”, Verona has a rich cultural past but is mostly known for Shakespeare’s famous love story Romeo and Juliet.  Verona was founded sometime in the 1st century BC, which is evidenced by the prominent Roman remains that you see in the city.  These include the amphitheater, the Read More …

One Day in Salzburg : Walking in the footsteps of Mozart and singing Do Re Me at Mirabell Palace Gardens and other things to do

Located on banks of the Salzach river with picturesque Easters Alps as the backdrop, Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria.  Translated it literally means “salt castle”.  Whether you are traveling in summer or during winter there is plenty to do in Salzburg.  The city has many Baroque churches, the stunning Hohensalzburg Castle, Read More …

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 …

A Day trip to see the Candy Cane Arches : One day in Cordoba

We took a train from Seville to Cordoba to visit the Candy Cane double arches of Mesquita – also called the Grand Mosque or Cathedral of Cordoba. Can you see Cordoba in a day? Absolutely! Here is a look at our one day in Cordoba, a quick and easy day Read More …

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

Flamenco dancers, horse carriages, bright bougainvilleas, tapas, and elaborate Moorish castles are 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 Itinerary for Japan in Winter: Torii gates, Temples, Ninja Lessons, Playing in the Snow

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.  We finally got to visit during Japan in Winter. Given that our school breaks never coincide with the time when the 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 …

One Week London Itinerary and Top things to do in London with kids

London much like New York, Paris and other major can’t be visited in just a few days since there is so much to do.  If this is your first time to London, this list of London Highlights will help you plan the must-dos, attractions and activities in London.  Plan for Read More …