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 …

6 Best Things to do in Nairobi, Kenya

After years of dreaming and months of planning, it was Time for Africa and we were pretty excited when we landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.  We had no bags to check in, so we collected our duffel bags and climbed down the steps on to the tarmac.  Most of the Read More …

A morning in Muizenberg Beach huts, South Africa with The FlipFlop Tree

Our first morning in Cape Town, we set out to meet Monica, a traveler, storyteller and an amazing photographer.  A friend I had come to know through Instagram.  While we often carry a couple of cameras and lens, we don’t typically set time aside to do photo-shoots – our photos Read More …