Best Things to do in Venice with Kids

Venice is one of those places that transports you to another era, and is best experienced without any itinerary or plan. Some call it touristy, stinky, pricey, unreal – I say it is romantic and whimsical.  No matter how many times we have been we always try to spend 3 days Read More …

Memorable things to do in Madras aka Chennai, India

Madras is a feeling, Chennai is the name of the city! I grew up in Madras, while people call it Chennai these days, to me it will always be Madras. I spent a good part of my years here, going to school, hanging out with friends and cousins … I know my Read More …

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 …

Best View of Table Mountain and Tajness at Taj Cape Town

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 …

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 …

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 …