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 …

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 …

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 …

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, we took a traditional canal boat tour that started near the colorful New Port or Nyhavn. Nyhavn’s colorful, 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

A Photoblog 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 …

‘Forbidden’ Islet of Motu Tapu : A French Polynesian Private Island

While we were in Bora Bora, the ridiculously gorgeous atoll in the French Polynesia we had the unique opportunity to visit Hilton’s ‘Forbidden’ islet of Motu Tapu, which used to be private beach of the Polynesian Queen Pomare IV.  It was one of the most incredible experiences ever.  It was our very Read More …

Highlights of 2015 : Top Travel Moments Outside Suburbia

As we ring in the New Year, couldn’t help but reminisce and recap our 2015 adventures Outside Suburbia. We have had a very fun 2015.  Can’t believe that its only been since March 2015 that I started blogging and started learning the ropes of the different social media, now I’m like Read More …

Familymoon to Bora Bora, the Jewel of the South Seas

Undoubtedly the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is French Polynesia’s leading lady. Her beauty is unrivaled and we are totally in love with Bora Bora, it is one of the few places on earth that everyone hopes to witness in their lifetime—and once you see it, Read More …