American Riviera Getaway : A Family Weekend in Santa Barbara, California

We spent a family weekend in the American Riviera at Santa Barbara California – enjoying a few leisurely days of the soothing California Sun, cloud-covered mountain views, sparkling Pacific shorelines, Spanish architecture, exotic gardens, and farm-fresh food & local wine.  We spent most of our time at the resort at Rosewood Read More …

Short and Easy hikes in US National Parks

From seeing glaciers to geysers to swimming in turquoise water and seeing wildlife there is plenty of easy adventures to be had in our Nation’s 61 National Parks.  While we haven’t been to many of them, I asked some of my travel-loving friends what their family-friendly adventures (short, easy hikes) were Read More …

Hearting Our Art at The Blackstone, Hotel in Chicago

Checking out the Art and Architecture in Chicago has been in my travel wishlist for quite sometime.  Now that Sneha (can’t call her teen anymore! the girl just turned 20 this month) has taken a keen interest in creative studies – while pursing a major in Genetics at the University! Read More …

Family Weekend Getaway Ideas in some of the Best US Cities

With kids in school and balancing all their activities, it is not always easy to getaway for long trips but that does not mean you can’t take a break from routine and go on a little holiday.  With direct flights and access to loads of kid friendly activities – there Read More …

A Staycation exploring fun things to do in Frisco Texas

Thanks to the boys baseball schedule we had to stay home this Spring break, no trips to exotic beach destinations not even driving trips to the the hill country which has been the norm for us all these years.  But between all those games practices and tournaments we managed to Read More …

Texas Road Trip : Girls Getaway at Beavers Bend Oklahoma

While the National Parks in the United States get a lot of love and visits, we tend to ignore the many beautiful State Parks around the country. Just a scenic 3 hour drive from Dallas, Beavers Bend State Park and the area around the picturesque lake Broken Bow is perfect for a weekend in Read More …

Breathtaking sunsets and bikes rides on the Emerald coast in South Walton, Florida

If you are looking for family friendly beaches with sugar white sand and emerald waters, South Walton is just the place. There are 26 miles of beautiful beaches in South Walton that stretch from Miramar Beach near all the way to the Bay County line where Panama City Beach is 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 …

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 …