With the days considerably cooler and falls colors popping up everywhere, there is no denying we are in Autumn! And no better time than now to reminisce about our summer travels, which were very local and subdued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the good thing is, we added a fifth National Park in our list of US National Parks visited! With only 3 days … Continue reading We made it to Olympic National Park (Part 1) !
Waterfalls, wildflowers, pretty wood bridges, and an emerald lake – the Lake Annette hike has something for everyone! At more than 7.5 miles round trip with steady climbing, I would not classify this hike as easy. But if you have enough time in your hands to be able to take a lot of breaks to rest the legs, this hike is totally do-able by beginner … Continue reading Lake Annette hike near Seattle
Do you go for long walks just for the pleasure of it, without the need for a destination? Then, we are kindred spirits!! I recently found a trail in our neighborhood that turned out to be a pure delight. It started as an open path and then became dense, wooded and totally gorgeous. It is hard to believe that this was a very urban trail, … Continue reading Have trail, must explore!
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 of spray, … 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