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

50 Top things to do in Monterey, California – The Ultimate Bucket List

50 Top things to do in Monterey, California – The Ultimate Bucket List

Monterey is a wonderful coastal town located in Monterey County on the southern edge of Monterey Bay in Northern California. Natural beauty and a relaxed atmosphere are two of the things that make Monterey such a special place. You can…

26 Top things to do in Palo Alto, California

26 Top things to do in Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto is a vibrant city located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The city is home to many high-tech companies, as well as Stanford University – the iconic university molding the minds of the next generation of scientific and…

36 Top California National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites – A comprehensive guide!

36 Top California National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites – A comprehensive guide!

California is home to some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring national parks and monuments in the country. It is no wonder California boasts the most national parks of any US state. It has nine national parks, but the number climbs…

21 Top things to do in San Ramon, California

21 Top things to do in San Ramon, California

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or are exploring the region, plan a visit to San Ramon, a beautiful city in Contra Costa County, California. The city of San Ramon is best known for its mild weather…

A Spooky Halloween Adventure in Gilroy Gardens

A Spooky Halloween Adventure in Gilroy Gardens

Enjoy a spooky Halloween adventure in the Gilroy Gardens family theme park – one of the best amusement parks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout October, the entire park is transformed into a Halloween-themed wonderland, with spooky decorations, themed…


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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