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.
From the notoriously hungry caterpillar to the lit up firefly, from the ten itinerant rubber duckies to the large brown bear – watch these characters, immortalized by Eric Carle in his much loved toddler books, come to life in Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. The show, which is currently running in New York, is the narration of 4 Eric Carle’s books with the help of large … Continue reading Reviewed: Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
As if I don’t do this enough already but this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge – Tour Guide, specially calls for it – show what you love about where you live. Even though I yearn for more greenery, I love this melting pot called New York. Here are some of my much loved moments in New York in 2017. Have you been to New York? What … Continue reading Sharing some New York moments
Colorful townhouses line the canal in Nyhavn in the scandinavian city of Copenhagen. For more “variations on a theme”, click here. Continue reading Colorful in Copenhagen
The silence of cold days in Central Park is not the lonely kind. It is the serene and peaceful kind, where you can hear your own cold breath, the distant clip-clop of horse carriages, a brave artist playing the violin or saxophone and the intermittent chatter of other people. If you can weather the winds, it is an excellent refuge from the city’s busyness. To … Continue reading Silence amidst chaos – Central Park in Fall