The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of our favorite places. Opened to the public in 1972, It is a 385-acre living plant museum situated on nine islands in the Cook County Forest Preserves. The Chicago […]
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Amsterdam – the PG-13 version
Guest post by Shwetha Shrivatsa (Blogs at Stress to Soul) See all photos of Netherlands Amsterdam is known for cannabis and erotica but we recently did a PG-13 version. We stopped in Amsterdam on our […]
Kolkata – a city trying to break out of its past
Kolkata has always been a city with dual identities; a dirty city that isn’t worth visiting, a city trapped in dirt and a bygone era; or a regal city, a shining star that weaves the Indian cultural capital, a City of Joy with the British Raj thread. After two days in the city, my first visit, I am definitely leaning towards the latter definition but only by consciously overlooking the former. It is definitely a city that everyone should visit.
Meghalaya – abode of the clouds
India is a diverse country. The diversity stretches in landscape from the highest mountains in the world to the backwaters of Kerala, in architecture from the tombs of Mughals to the gopurams of the Cholas, […]
Shenandoah – nature’s skyline and Luray – nature’s underground
U.S. National Parks are a gift to the people. From the bacteria that color the geysers in Yellowstone, to the alien-like trees that dot the landscape at Joshua Tree to the 14000 feet Rocky Mountains that soar over Denver to the 105 mile Skyline Drive that follows the crest of the Blue Ridge in Shenandoah, the national parks offer some of the most diverse landscapes in the world.
Pikes Peak Region and the Garden of the Gods. A must do day trip from Denver.
14,115 feet is the highest I’ve been in my life. Pikes Peak will be the highest I’ve been on Planet Earth and that is special. Our second stop for the day was The Garden of the Gods, a national natural landmark. Dinosaurs used to roam freely among the pillars of rock. Read all about it…
Three days in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Getting high with nature.
In 1915, the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) was established. The park encompasses tens of mountains over 12000 ft, is home to hundreds of bird species and over 50 animals. There are three ecosystems within the park, and plant life thrives in all of them. The park is now one of the Top 5 most visited national parks in the US and is fun to through the year for different activities. There are plenty of benches to sit, reflect, and take your own personal oath to explore, learn and protect nature and everything that is around us. Getting high up in the Rocky Mountains is the most natural way to let go of all your worries, and see the earth for what it is. Beautiful.
Samsung S9+ – The Camera. Reimagined. 10 Use Cases to test the theory.
Every year, Samsung and Apple and now Google (Have you heard of the Pixel 2?) and probably every other company introduce their new phone with one common sales pitch. “It’s the best camera ever. It’s […]
Coorg – flush with lush coffee
My wife’s dad’s ancestral home is Coorg. Thus she is one part Coorg. If you ever meet anyone from Coorg, notice how proud they are of that fact. There is always a rarefied air about […]
A weekend trip to Milwaukee; with kids
Click to see all photos of Milwaukee Milwaukee, a city that you often don’t think of when you think of kids. After all, Milwaukee is famous for its breweries and Harley Davidson, neither particularly attractive […]