A Proper Stay at the Artsy Proper Hotel San Francisco

As soon as we stepped in the lobby at the Proper Hotel in San Francisco my daughter gave me the I know why you booked this hotel look… Located in San Francisco’s Mid-Market area closer to the Tenderloin district, it is not really walking distance to my favorite areas or green Read More …

Street Art in San Francisco : An Art walk in Mission District

On our girls weekend in San Francisco, while sipping coffee at the SFMOMA, my daughter looked at me and said – if you want to really see the essence of San Francisco you need to go to Mission District and spent some time at the Dolores Park.  This is not Read More …

Visiting Maroon Bells Colorado in Summer

With its snow striped mountaintops surrounded by golden aspens, Maroon Bells is perhaps the most photographed mountains in the Rockies.  Visiting the Maroon Bells in Colorado had been on my wishlist for a while and on a recent college reunion trip, I convinced my friends to make the 2 plus Read More …

Villon : A beautiful place to eat in San Francisco

Villon restaurant located inside the artsy and chic Proper Hotel in San Francisco serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is inspired by San Francisco’s culinary culture and its local and seasonal ingredients.  Villon is another beautiful space created by interior designer and owner Kelly Wearstler. The name while inspired by the Read More …

River Walking and Feeding Sea lions : A weekend in San Antonio

San Antonio is one of our favorite destinations for a Texas Road trip – we have been to this underrated city in Texas a few times and every time there is always something new to discover.  Take a Friday off and leave early to tackle the Enchanted Rock and make Read More …

Best Day trips from Denver

Nice thing about basing yourself in Denver for a few days before you set off for your Rocky Mountain adventures is that you get to see the majestic mountains from different perspectives.  Whether you choose to explore Rocky Mountain National Park, drive on highest paved road in North America,  drive a 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 …

Weekend Wanderer : San Diego on a Whim with AlaskaAir

When Alaska Airlines asked us if we wanted to go Outside Suburbia and be a Weekend Wanderer in San Diego we could not refuse – not just because we know with 70 miles of coastlines and more than two dozen beaches, life is a beach in San Diego but also Read More …

Sedona : 3 Easy Vortex Hikes that should be on your list

Whether you believe in sacred vortexes and spiritual energies or not Sedona is the perfect respite from bustling city life and a beautiful destination for a family getaway. After a few days of checking out Spring training baseball games in the Phoenix area we headed to Sedona to slow down Read More …