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

52 Top Things to Do in Big Sur, California – A Guide

52 Top Things to Do in Big Sur, California – A Guide

Welcome to Big Sur, a dazzling gem nestled on California’s central coast. As a seasoned traveler and lover of the outdoors, I’ve been fortunate enough to drive along the mesmerizing Big Sur coast countless times every season. This breathtaking landscape,…

44 Top Things to Do in Mendocino, California

44 Top Things to Do in Mendocino, California

Nestled along the breathtaking Northern California coastline, Mendocino is a true hidden gem waiting to be discovered on your Pacific Coast Highway road trip. This enchanting village sits right off the historic Highway 1, offering an abundance of picturesque landscapes,…

Best Airport for Napa Valley [Plus Transport Guide]

Best Airport for Napa Valley [Plus Transport Guide]

Welcome aboard, fellow travelers and wine enthusiasts! We’re heading for Napa Valley, the wine mecca of America, known for its local wineries and wine tours that beckon wine connoisseurs from all over the world. Here, vineyards roll endlessly over the…

28 Top California Gold Rush Towns Near San Francisco

28 Top California Gold Rush Towns Near San Francisco

Nestled within the heart of California lies a rich history of prosperity, adventure, and the relentless pursuit of fortune. Just a stone’s throw away from the bustling San Francisco, you’ll find captivating remnants of the California Gold Rush era. In…

Best Trails in Muir Woods National Monument: A Guide

Best Trails in Muir Woods National Monument: A Guide

Discover the enchanting world of Muir Woods National Monument, a timeless sanctuary nestled in Mill Valley, California, and an iconic attraction in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here, ancient redwoods stand tall, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry that has captivated countless…

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.


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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