Travel gives us a unique frontier of knowledge. It starts with curiosity and ends with the expansion of it.

Welcome to Travel Realizations, my travel and realizations blog. I am Chirasree, a life long traveler, an avid reader and thinker. The pursuit of beauty, knowledge, and a meaningful life drives me. Any form of art that challenges the status quo and opens avenues for new thoughts, compassion and knowledge inspires me. I celebrate travel experiences that evoke profound realizations through interaction with nature, culture, museums, historical sites, libraries, exhibitions, and scientific explorations. Through my writing and photographs, I will take you to unique sites and places in North America, Europe, and Asia from the comfort of your digital screen. Join me on a journey around the world that will inspire and delight you!


I often feel days are like roots. The more I spend them in a place, the more that place makes room in my heart and memories.


Recent Posts

40 Top Things to Do in San Jose – The Ultimate Bucket List

40 Top Things to Do in San Jose – The Ultimate Bucket List

San Jose is a bustling city in the heart of Silicon Valley. If you’re looking for things to do in San Jose, you’ve come to the right place! This list includes both classic San Jose staples and some lesser-known gems…

Top 8 scenic drives in the San Francisco Bay Area

Top 8 scenic drives in the San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most beautiful places in the world. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the rolling hills of wine country, from the stunning Redwood forests to the rocky coastline, there is no shortage…

35 Best Lakes in Northern California to add to Your Bucket List

35 Best Lakes in Northern California to add to Your Bucket List

Northern California should be your go-to destination if you’re searching for a stunning lakeside retreat. With options ranging from pristine alpine lakes to man-made reservoirs, this region has it all. Here is a list of the 35 best lakes in…

San Francisco at Night: The Best Things to Do With Family

San Francisco at Night: The Best Things to Do With Family

San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, is known for its amazing attractions and activities. But what can you do when the sun goes down? Do you know, San Francisco at night is even more…

Top Indoor and Outdoor Water Parks in California: A Wet and Wild Adventure for the Whole Family!

Top Indoor and Outdoor Water Parks in California: A Wet and Wild Adventure for the Whole Family!

Looking for a way to beat the heat during the summer months? Then look no further than a California indoor or outdoor water park! Indoor water parks offer the whole family year-round wet and wild fun, with pools, slides, hot…


California – The place I now call home

Switzerland – The place which instills dreams. I spent six beautiful years in this country.

India – My home country. All human pasts are still alive in this piece of land. A five thousand year epic continues till today.


National Parks – The best idea America ever had

I escape to wilderness to see and feel a world untrammeled by human beings. It is one of the best medicines in this modern world.


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Seasons are my favorite colors

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance
~ Yoko Ono


Art and Culture

The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
~ Chuck Palahniuk

Mathilde Froustey and Angelo Greco in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote. (© Erik Tomasson)

Ballet in San Francisco


Science and Technology – The pioneer of progress

Science and technology are an integral part of our existence. Travel gives me the opportunity to explore scientific sites and learn from the idiosyncratic lives of scientific pioneers.


Museums – Where time is transformed into space

There is always a small but significant change in my worldview when I come out of a museum or an exhibition. The best museums try to provoke a response in the mind of the audience.


Cosmos of the cities of Europe

Cities of Europe are a microcosm of history, intellect, beauty, art, new ideas, and revolution.


Travel Realizations

The quest for the meaning of our existence is not new and I am not immune to this quest. Silence in the mountains, chaos amidst crowds and cities, expressions of artists, or sunsets over rolling waves influence my being. I realize…


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