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 …

SriLankan Airlines Business Class Review : Best meal at 37000 feet

On a recent trip to the Maldives, we flew on SriLankan Airlines from Chennai to Colombo and then Colombo to the Maldives. There is no better way to fly this route than SriLankan’s Business Class. It was an experience of comfort and traditional SriLankan hospitality and warmth, not to mention Read More …

Glamping at Beavers Bend State Park, Oklahoma

The idea of roughing it or parting with the creature comforts like a comfy bed doesn’t really appeal to my brood, so when we go camping we opt for a luxurious cabin instead. Being only 3 hours away from Dallas, Beavers Bend State park is the perfect Fall or Spring Read More …

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Review

We were spoilt with wildlife viewing and bespoke luxury safari tent experiences in Masai Mara, so when we made our way to Serengeti, we were a tad bit concerned if Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is going to be worth the long hike. We had to take a small 13 seat 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 …

10 Best Valentine Sweets in Dallas for your Sweetheart

While you can never go wrong with a last minute dozen red roses from the one of the white tents setup around the neighborhood markets, there is something about adding a one of a kind box of decadent sweets and a handwritten card that makes the Valentines Day extra special.  You Read More …

Best View of Table Mountain and Tajness at Taj Cape Town, A Review

Taj Hotel always bring back nostalgic memories of home for me.  Growing up in Chennai which by the way will always be Madras for me, we used to visit the cafe at Taj Coromandel Chennai for coffee and black forest cake. We would stop at Taj Fisherman’s Cove before heading Read More …

One day Amalfi Coast Drive Itinerary: Cliffs, Colorful villages & Views

Costiera Amalfitana in Italian, the Amalfi coastline traces the southern shore of Salerno Gulf in Campania, southern Italy can be reached from Naples, the Italian capital of pizza.  The Amalfi drive (formally Strada Statale 163) – from Sorrento to Amalfi is a narrow road along the Tyrrhenian Sea with Dramatic mountain cliffs, Read More …

Transported to another time at Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an equatorial paradise, with a warm climate and year around temperatures between 82 and 91 degrees.  It is a perfect place to unwind and relax after a few safari days in East Africa.  We flew from the Seronera air strip in Serengeti to Arusha and then made our way to Read More …

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek: A Boutique Hotel and Vineyard in the Western Cape

After a few days of safari in East Africa, we were looking forward to a slower pace of travel and some Rest and Relaxation.  As we got to the last part of our African Adventure, I’m so glad we planned to spend some in the winelands near Cape Town, South Read More …

Above the Acacia trees : A hot air balloon Safari in Serengeti

We were in an astronaut position inside the hot air balloon basket as I tried to look away from the nervous faces nearby. We had woken up at an unearthly hour of 4 am, tiptoed to the lobby at the Four Seasons Serengeti to be greeted by warm croissants and Read More …

Bateleur AndBeyond : A Bespoke Safari Camp in Masai Mara, Kenya

Our first Safari Camp experience was nothing short of extraordinary, we were welcomed with champagne in crystal flutes with elephant motifs and friendly smiles.  The staff at Bateleur AndBeyond Safari Camp had set up a welcome table with white roses at the dusty airstrip where our small bush plane landed.  While Read More …