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 …

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 …

Bucketlist worthy Overwater Bungalows around the World

Ever since our trip to Bora Bora we have been dreaming about visiting other water villas or water bungalows as they are called in the South Pacific.  Waking up to the sounds of water lapping gently on the stilts, enjoying a morning coffee or mimosa watching the tropical fishes, spending Read More …

A Proper Stay at the Artsy Proper Hotel San Francisco, a Review

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 …

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 …

Kanamean Nishitomiya : Best Luxury Ryokan in Kyoto

After a few days in Tokyo, we were ready to see the traditional and quieter side of Japan.  We flew from Haneda airport to Itami, Osaka instead of taking the Shinkansen bullet train so that we can take a quick look at Mt Fuji from the top.  We hired a Read More …

5 Best Luxury Resorts in the Texas Hill Country for a Family Weekend Trip

Spring break in Texas is the perfect time for a getaway to the Hill country in Texas whether you want to climb the enchanted rock, visit wineries around the area or spend an afternoon at the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Spring is the best time for a road trip in Texas when Read More …

Four Seasons Kyoto : Where it is easy to find your Zen

Zen in Kyoto is not easy to find – yes there are more temples and shrines than convenience stores but most Zen gardens are flooded with selfie stick toting travelers trying to check another temple of their list.  Kyoto is known to be the city where Japanese culture was born Read More …