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

Between the Atlantic in the west and the Mediterranean in the east, lies some of the prettiest hidden towns of Spain. If you are visiting or living in Andalucia, southern Spain, you cannot miss a road trip through the “pueblos blancos”, also known as white villages. We stopped at the Read More …

Photo Blog: 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 …

Texas Tulips: A Tulip field near Dallas

Yes, there are tulips in Texas and like everything else in Texas, they are big and beautiful! If you want to walk among rows and rows of tulips, Texas Tulips is the place. They currently have two tulip fields – one in Gainsville, a 45-minute drive from Dallas and one 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 the Read More …

Soaring over the Sonoran Desert: A hot air balloon ride in Phoenix

The 3 of us, college buddies, set out 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 Camelback mountains on another. But the best memory was the day we woke Read More …

Islet of Motu Tapu: An Exclusive Private Island Experience in Bora Bora

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

Fancy cars and French macarons: Fun things to do in Monaco with Kids

While it is famous for its fancy cars and the Glitz and Glam but you can still find some fun things to do in Monaco with kids (while they are not too busy spotting the shiny cars! When we were visiting the French Riviera we enjoyed a day trip to Monaco Read More …