Photos from Snow day in 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 …

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 …

Road Trip through the Pueblos Blancos of Andalucia

Our family is not what you would call adventurous, we are not into bungee jumping, deep sea diving or riding on the many crazy rollacoasters or running after bulls… We couldn’t  even handle watching a bull fight at Seville after we learnt that the bulls are actually killed at the end Read More …

Photo diary : Charming Canals of Copenhagen

Copenhagen is an old harbor and maritime city and definitely one of the most beautiful and fun way to see it is from a boat sailing down its charming canals. Touristy as it may be… on a sunny day, we took a traditional canal boat tour that started near the colorful New Read More …

A day Roussillon in the ochre-red village of Provence

The ochre-red village of Roussillon, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France, (Beautiful Villages of France) is on the southern edge of the Plateau de Vaucluse. Roussillon is beautiful, with its red rocks, red stone buildings and red tile roofs sitting in a deep green pine forest on bright red-ochre hills.  We Read More …

Harbor views and barf bags : Riding the Victoria Seaplane

During a visit to British Columbia, we took the ferry over to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia from Vancouver. The city also known as ‘The Garden City’ was named after Queen Victoria! It is the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria was beautiful with hanging baskets of flowers Read More …

Peak 2 Peak Gondola Whistler to Blackcomb Photo Blog

Photo blog of our day riding the Peak to Peak gondola Peak to Peak gondola holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest and highest lift. It connects the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and provides an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop and incomparable views of Read More …

Texas Road Trip : A Texas Tulip farm with roots in Netherlands

Yes there are tulips in Texas and like everything else in Texas, they are big and beautiful. A little road trip to Gainsville to Texas Tulips This weekend my daughter visited a tulip field in Texas with her friend while we were tending to our garden.  We have a yearly Read More …

Up up and away : 6 Epic Hot Air Balloon Rides around the world.

The experience of launching into the atmosphere, riding in a hot air balloon while enjoying the birds eye view of the world below is an experience like no other.  It requires no skills other than the ability to wake up early in the morning since most of the rides as at dawn when Read More …

A hot air balloon ride over the Sonoran desert in Scottsdale

Photo Blog of a hot air balloon ride in Scottsdale The 3 of us, college buddies, setout to the beautiful desert of Arizona for some catching up.  We drove to Sedona, in the northern Verde Valley to see the beautiful red sandstone formations one day, hiked up the Camel back mountains on another. But Read More …