Texas Road trips : Favorite Family Getaways near Dallas

Dallas is many hours from nice beaches, National Parks and the mountains, but there are still plenty of choices for a Texas weekend getaway.  Over the years we have been on a quite a few Spring Getaways near Dallas, after all we have lived here for over 20 years.  Here Read More …

Best Instagrammable spots in Dallas, Fort Worth and the Suburbs

When we travel I don’t typically seek out Instagrammy locations but seek out experiences. But when we are home in Dallas it is a fun to find Instagramy spots on weekends when we don’t have baseball games, plans with friends or other commitments.  We have vibrant murals, neat architecture and Read More …

Texas Road Trip : Girls Getaway at Beavers Bend Oklahoma

While the National Parks in the United States get a lot of love and visits, we tend to ignore the many beautiful State Parks around the country. Just a scenic 3 hour drive from Dallas, Beavers Bend State Park and the area around the picturesque lake Broken Bow is perfect for a weekend in Read More …

Breathtaking sunsets and bikes rides on the Emerald coast in South Walton, Florida

If you are looking for family friendly beaches with sugar white sand and emerald waters, South Walton is just the place. There are 26 miles of beautiful beaches in South Walton that stretch from Miramar Beach near all the way to the Bay County line where Panama City Beach is Read More …

10 Best Valentine Sweets in Dallas for your Sweetheart

While you can never go wrong with a last minute dozen red roses from the one of the white tents setup around the neighborhood markets, there is something about adding a one of a kind box of decadent sweets and a handwritten card that makes the Valentines Day extra special.  You 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, A Review

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 …

Fall colors in Dallas Fort Worth

Fall is a fun time in Dallas, when the temperatures are still in the seventies, the Texan sun is shining and the foliage start turning into shades of gold, gorgeous oranges and reds.  While we don’t have the typical New England or Maine kind of acres and acres of leaf Read More …