Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail Colorado

Sitting pretty at 8,250 feet above sea level, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail is the highest botanical garden in the United States and possibly the world.  With views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, bright blooms, other high elevation plants, manicured flowerbeds, streams and waterfalls, it is a beautiful garden Read More …

Our Shortest Road Trip: A drive around the heart-shaped Moorea Island

This heart-shaped island with its verdant mountains, turquoise waters and friendly Polynesian people was our last stop in French Polynesia after spending a few days in Tahiti and Bora Bora.  The island is a true reflection of the laid back Tahitian lifestyle and the warm, welcoming character of French Polynesia Read More …

Photos from Snow day in Shirakawa Go, Japan

While we were exploring shrines, looking for torii gates and eating all the sushi in Japan last December, I was secretly counting down to a day in the Japanese Alps.  We normally don’t enjoy cold weather, (we are from Texas after all) or go on group tours, this was one tour Read More …

20 Photos from Burano, Italy’s Most Colorful Town

If you find yourself in Venice, don’t miss spending at least one day in Burano Italy’s most colorful Town! Burano Italy’s most colorful town is about 45 minutes by boat from Venice. We missed out on visiting this colorful fishing town the last time we were in Venice and wanted Read More …

One perfect day in Saint Tropez: A Provencal escape!

Saint Tropez, the Côte d’Azur seaside town, is a Romantic Port of call which became a spectacular resort destination after World War II.  Drawn for its unbeatable setting and glamorous vibe, St Tropez saw an influx of artists of the French New Wave then the European and American jet setters came along.  But it Read More …

An East African Safari: Photos from the Masai Mara Great Migration

The Great Migration is the largest mass movement of land mammals on Earth, when more than a million wildebeest, along with thousands of zebra, topi and gazelle, stalked by predators like big cats, vultures and hyenas circle through the Serengeti plains in Tanzania and Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. Following Read More …

Exploring the Duomo Rooftop and Cathedral in Milan

While Milan may not be the first city you think of when planning a trip to Italy, it has more than its share of attractions – both cultural and cosmopolitan.  Napoleon was crowned (actually, he crowned himself) inside the Duomo in Milan. Mussolini founded the Fascist party here, and the Read More …

A thrilling drive on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria

Have you heard of the Grossglockner Road in Austria? The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the highest mountain pass road in Austria and makes for a fun and challenging road trip. Once we made the drive ourselves, I could understand why sports car enthusiasts (like Mr.Suburbia ) aspire to drive the Read More …

Best of Alps: A Road trip through Austria and Switzerland

Road trips are synonyms with summer, it gets us Outside Suburbia, whether that is the outskirts of Dallas on the country roads or somewhere in Europe.  We have gotten lost in Andalusia before, went chasing after lavender in Provence one summer, and drove around the ring round in Iceland last Read More …

Museum Walk: A visit to the Clinton Presidential Library

I had the opportunity to visit the William J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas. The design inspiration for the Museum is said to be the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin.  The Museum along with a reproduction of the Moonrock displays about 4500 blue boxes containing Read More …