Snowy Photos from 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 …

5 experiences to add to your travel bucket list

Having a travel bucket list is a great way to decide where you’re planning on ticking off for your next trip. Some people like to organize their bucket list by country or destination. Another way of doing it is by experience. Some experiences can be ticked off in several places, Read More …

Hiking in the Upper Engadin, Listening to cow bells, trying Walnut tarts : Our favorite things to do in St Moritz

St. Moritz, the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism is a holiday resort town in Switzerland and seems like a well kept secret.  It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice and guests from all over the world appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle and winter sporting opportunities the area provides but you 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, tip toed to the lobby at the Four Seasons Serengeti to be greeted by warm croissants 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 some in the winelands near Cape Town, 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 setup a welcome table with white roses at the dusty airstrip where our small bush plane landed.  While we Read More …

Discovering different strokes : Street Art Around the World

Do you love finding alleyways filled with murals and street art? Neither confined to the walls of museums nor having to follow anyone’s rules, these murals and graffiti sometimes have political messages, sometimes just splashes of colors but always give us a glimpse of local culture.  The independent artworks may Read More …

Why Northern Italy in November is a great idea

We have been to Italy a few times before, but when Mr.Suburbia mentioned that he saw tickets to Milan at a great price and we jumped on it and booked a Thanksgiving trip to Northern Italy.  While most Italian itineraries are set on summer getaways – here is why we Read More …

Doing little things with a Big Heart : Protecting Elephants

I ignorantly thought hunting and hurting Elephants for Ivory was a thing of the past before our trip to Africa.  While we were excited for the safari and wildlife experience, one of the places we were looking forward to visiting was the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust – we were excited to 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 …