Efficient, royal, regal, picturesque – these are the words that came to my mind when probed to describe Luxembourg in one word. Why efficient, you might ask. The tax laws in Luxembourg work in such a way that a lot of Private Equity firms and other asset managers have their Europe offices in Luxembourg. And that also is the reason why I got a chance … Continue reading Luxembourg in pictures!
I love windows, and how they frame a picture and give clues into what lies beyond them. And I am so happy to find the Monday Window challenge and connect with other bloggers who share the same fascination for windows. This is the actually one of the iconic clocks built into the facade of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris that also serve as windows overlooking … Continue reading Monday Window – Paris je t’aime
Even if you are not a wine connoisseur, I would highly recommend visiting wine country in regions of the world where growing grapes and making wine is the way of life and defines the culture. And one of the most popular wine regions of the world is Tuscany, Italy. I have had the good fortune of visiting Tuscany twice and ah, what can I say … Continue reading Visiting wine country in Italy
A very real waterfall close to Seattle?! Yes, please! If you look for the standard “Things to Do” in Seattle, you will come across Snoqualmie Falls. A mere 45 minutes from Seattle, these 268 ft. falls are the real deal! We have already been to the Falls twice, once in January and then again in March and on both occasions the waterfall was dense with a lot … Continue reading Visit Snoqualmie Falls!
Last Christmas, we ventured on our first road trip in the Pacific Northwest, first of the many I hope will follow. We drove about 2.5 hours from our home in suburban Seattle to the town of Leavenworth. Leavenworth is nestled between the Cascade mountains. When you come to Leavenworth, you are amazingly transported to an alpine town in Germany – not only because Leavenworth is … Continue reading Leavenworth – A slice of Bavaria in Washington, US
Even with little planning and research, Acadia National Park in Maine, U.S. left us enthralled. A trip to Acadia National Park would require some amount of driving to get there and depending on where are you are starting from, this could be between a few hours to a very long drive. Thus parents with young kids might wonder, “It it worth it?” And take my word … Continue reading More beauty in Acadia National Park, Maine
Recently, I had a chance to visit Carlsbad, a city about 45 minutes away from San Diego in southern California. As this was a work trip, I was only able to use a few hours on the last morning there to capture images of the beach and the Pacific Ocean. Once I reached Carlsbad I figured that the city is very popular with family travelers as … Continue reading Images from Carlsbad, California
We climbed a mountain! We actually climbed a mountain, with our three year old! Okay, in the spirit of full disclosure, we drove to a mountain summit with our three year old properly harnessed in her car seat, but still, as any parent would attest, the fact that we toured a bonafide US National Park and managed to see the views from Cadillac Mountain with … Continue reading Cadillac Mountain, and our first National Park visit with a toddler.
“This is going to be great”, I thought with giddy relief as we stepped out of the airport into the beautiful Bermuda sunshine, on December 24. The sunny weather, hovering around 75F/ 24C, was nothing short of glorious and a perfect escape from the blistering cold of New York. There was a good chance that in late December, we would have encountered cold, rainy and … Continue reading Why you should visit Bermuda in December
The islands of Hawaii have stunning coastlines, beautiful beaches, lush green mountains, volcanoes and craters, but a place of pride belongs to the sunsets. Enjoying sunsets is a bit of a ritualistic community activity in Hawaii, where everyone stops what they are doing and head to the beach or the lanai (Hawaiian for balcony) or the edge of their infinity pool to see the sun … Continue reading The best sunset I have ever seen.