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 …

Girls Getaway: Weekend in New Orleans

Whether it’s food, art, or music you love, there seem to be festivals, parties, and celebrations almost every weekend in New Orleans. Charmed by the city’s fun atmosphere, incredible history and yummy food, I and a few of my girlfriends planned a weekend trip to New Orleans. Since it was Read More …

Salzwelten : Visiting the Oldest Salt mine in the World near Hallstatt

Did you know that the names of the city of Salzburg and the region of Salzkammergut come from Salt – which is one of the most important raw materials in Austria?  Dubbed as the “white-gold”, it plays such an important part in the history of the region and Salzwelten in the oldest salt Read More …

Everything you need to know about Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

We crossed an entry bridge and followed a winding forest pathway with much anticipation when the surreal landscape of the mystical and mythical world of Na’vi, Pandora first came into view. When we saw the massive rocks of Mo’ara floating in the sky Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, quickly images Read More …

Butterfly Wonderland : One of my Happy Places

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. You probably have heard this quote many times, my interpretation of it is – if you live your life vibrantly, colorfully, mindfully, savoring the little things Read More …

Houseboat cruise on the Palm fringed Kerala backwaters in Alleppey

Have you been to God’s country Kerala?  Mr. Suburbia was born there and spent many of his summer holidays at his grandparents home in Thiruvananthapuram (which is also known as Trivandrum).  One of his favorite things to do is take us around to different places he used to visit during Read More …

Snowmobile tour on Mýrdalsjökull glacier with Arcanum in Iceland

When I was looking at activities for our family to do in Iceland, hiking and snowmobiling on a glacier are the two things that caught my attention right away.  We were in Iceland to escape the Texas heat after all, so any activity on a Glacier sounded fascinating, so I signed up Read More …

Harbor views and barf bags : Riding the Victoria Seaplane

During a visit to British Columbia, we took the ferry over to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia from Vancouver. The city also known as ‘The Garden City’ was named after Queen Victoria! It is the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria was beautiful with hanging baskets of flowers Read More …