Two Week Itinerary for Japan in Winter: Torii gates, Temples, Ninja Lessons, Playing in the Snow

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.  We finally got to visit during Japan in Winter. Given that our school breaks never coincide with the time when the beautiful Read More …

Highlights of 2017 : Top Travel Moments Outside Suburbia

This year just whizzed by, it feels like just a couple of months ago that I was writing about our Travel Highlights of 2016!  With Miss S starting college this year and D playing for his school team, we found ourselves jugging different responsibilities and emotions.  We started the year Read More …

Hilton Los Cabos Review : A Family Friendly Luxury Resort in Cabo, Mexico

Cabo located on tip of Baja California Sur is a desert oasis with a mixed personality. Cabo San Lucas is party central, where every day feels like a holiday and popular with the younger crowd and spring breakers.  While its mellower sister city, San José del Cabo, is popular with Read More …

Top Trips for Teenagers

Travelling with teenagers… it can be a challenge. Trying to keep the whole family happy, while also making sure that the trip hits the right chords with you, often feels like a tough nut to crack. However, with the right destination and a tailored itinerary, you can take the stress Read More …

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel : Vacation like Royalty in St. Moritz, Switzerland

There are hotels that looks like a palace, palaces that have been turned into luxury hotels and then there is a Palace Hotel where you are actually treated liked Royalty!  The minute you step inside the doors of the Badrutt’s, at that exact moment when doorman with his velvety maroon Read More …

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco : And 10 Best things to do Golden Gate City

My phone showed 6 am but I was till in Dallas time, I got up from my under the cloud like comfy covers at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco and glanced at my daughter who was still sleeping soundly.  Trying not to make too much noise I changed into my Read More …

Exploring the Duomo Rooftop and Cathedral in Milan

While Milan may not be the first city you think of when planning a trip to Italy, it has more than its share of attractions – both cultural and cosmopolitan.  Mussolini founded the Fascist party here, and the entire fashion world looks to Milan’s catwalks twice a year for the Read More …

Things to do in Scotland with Kids : Kilts, Hogwarts Academy, Loch Ness Monster and taste some mock whisky!

When you think of Scotland, you probably conjure up images of tartan kilted Highlanders, bagpipes, the Loch Ness Monster, castles, and Scotch Whiskey.  Yes we did see them all during our visit to Scotland, everything except that sneaky Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Scotland is a land of amazing scenery Read More …

Best of Alps : A Road trip through Austria and Switzerland

Road trips are synonyms with summer, it gets us Outside Suburbia, whether that is the outskirts of Dallas on the country roads or somewhere in Europe.  We have gotten lost in Andalusia before, went chasing after lavender in Provence one summer and drove around the ring round in Iceland last Read More …

Flower Clocks, Chocolates and Solving mysteries: Top things to do in Geneva with kids

Geneva was our last stop on our road trip through the Alps, we had picked up our comfortable BMW from Sixt in Vienna 10 days ago and have been driving through Austria and Switzerland clocking almost 1500 kilometers so far.  We left Zermatt after one last look at the looming Read More …

Why we Love American Airlines Premium Economy : A Family Review

I will be the first to admit, when it comes to spending money on airline tickets, I tend to find the cheapest fare possible rather than the most comfortable way to get there.  On the other hand, Mr. Suburbia likes to arrive at the destination well-rested and ready for business.  Read More …