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 …

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 …

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 …

10 Best Places to see Mt Fuji

Rising 3776 meters above sea level, Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and its most iconic landmark. On our recent trip to Japan, seeing this mountain a little closer topped our list and we researched the best places to see Mt Fuji from. Images of this nearly perfect, solitary volcano have Read More …

Two week Japan Itinerary for seeing the Best of the country

Visiting Japan – the Land of the rising sun, red lacquered bridges, orange Torii gates and the sacred Mt Fuji has been on our wishlist for a while now.  But the fear of navigating a country without knowing the language had kept us from planning a trip to this beautiful Read More …

10 Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in India that you must visit

The majestic walk of a tiger, the frightening roar of a lion, or the intense stare of a rhinoceros; wildlife sanctuaries provide travellers with this and much more. In India, wildlife sanctuaries were set up by the government to protect endangered and rare species of animals from any further destruction. Read More …

5 Reasons Why India Is Every Adventure Traveler’s Dream Destination

India is a country of great beauty and differing cultures and is located within an area of great historical significance. Of late, adventure sports in India have garnered much attention due to the amazing landscape and varied terrains throughout the country. This has been mainly due to the promotion of Read More …

At the lap of the Himalayas : 6 Best Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh, India

Radically popular and adventurous, Himachal Pradesh is a destination that many travelers long to explore. Abundant with exquisite natural beauty, the name of the state literally translates to “At the lap of the Himalayas”. The majestic and stoic presence of the mighty Himalayas lures in an old world charm that Read More …