50 Top California Landmarks You Should Visit

50 Top California Landmarks You Should Visit

California is a vibrant state situated on the west coast of the United States, boasting an array of diverse landscapes that range from the majestic redwoods and snow-capped peaks of…

18 Romantic Coastal Towns in California within a Short Drive from the San Francisco Bay Area

18 Romantic Coastal Towns in California within a Short Drive from the San Francisco Bay Area

Escape to romance and rejuvenation with just a short drive from the San Francisco Bay Area! Discover 18 Romantic coastal towns in California within a Short Drive from the San…

Discover 80 Best Non-Touristy Things to Do in San Francisco

Discover 80 Best Non-Touristy Things to Do in San Francisco

Are you tired of the typical tourist attractions in San Francisco? Want to discover some of the city’s hidden gems and non-touristy things to do? If so, you’re in luck!…

40 Top things to do in Carmel, California – The Ultimate Bucket List

40 Top things to do in Carmel, California – The Ultimate Bucket List

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming seaside town on California’s Monterey Peninsula, known for its white-sand beaches, art galleries, and fairytale cottages. Its tree-lined streets are adorned with Spanish-style buildings and Victorian…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

20 Best Things to Do for Halloween in the San Francisco Bay Area

20 Best Things to Do for Halloween in the San Francisco Bay Area

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning out your orange hued spooky activities! If you’re looking for something fun to do this Halloween,…

Fall Colors in Paso Robles, California – A Weekend Getaway

Fall Colors in Paso Robles, California – A Weekend Getaway

Paso Robles, a charming town in Central California, is the perfect destination for a beautiful fall getaway. When fall descends, the rolling hills and vineyards are blanketed in vibrant fall…

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…

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…

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.…

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?…

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…

100 Best Free Things to Do in the San Francisco Bay Area

100 Best Free Things to Do in the San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in the world and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.…

11 Best Bed and Breakfasts in Napa Valley

11 Best Bed and Breakfasts in Napa Valley

If you’re looking for a relaxing or a romantic getaway, consider spending some time in Napa Valley. There are many beautiful Bed & Breakfasts in Napa Valley to choose from.…

Bay Area’s Best Redwood Hikes: A Comprehensive Guide

Bay Area’s Best Redwood Hikes: A Comprehensive Guide

Bay Area’s Redwood forests are beautiful and are a photographer’s and hiker’s paradise. The sight of emerald-tinged light filtering through the redwood trees, some of the tallest and oldest living…

30 Best Day Trips from San Jose, California

30 Best Day Trips from San Jose, California

If you’re looking for amazing day trips from San Jose, California, look no further than these 30 beautiful destinations. In this blog post, we will explore 30 different day trip…

Bay Area weekend getaways on California Highway 1

Bay Area weekend getaways on California Highway 1

Bay Area weekend getaways on California Highway 1 are convenient and beautiful destinations to break free from all the whirlwinds of to-do lists for a couple of days. Every time…

Christmas Lights in the San Francisco Bay Area

Christmas Lights in the San Francisco Bay Area

Christmas lights in the San Francisco Bay Area will light you up with delight this winter. Not just San Francisco – a timeless urban retreat, but the cities like San…

Lake Tahoe in Summer – Perfect 4 days!

Lake Tahoe in Summer – Perfect 4 days!

A trip to Lake Tahoe in summer from the San Francisco Bay Area gifted me a much-awaited break from the whirlwind of the city and the complexities of modern tech-driven…

San Francisco Bay Area Gardens to Visit in Spring

San Francisco Bay Area Gardens to Visit in Spring

I love exploring the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area gardens in spring. Springtime in California is the best time to explore the beautiful state both far and near. The weather…

Spring break in California – Best places to visit

Spring break in California – Best places to visit

In California, spring unfolds beautifully. The mild temperature, the effusion of colors, and wildflowers everywhere whisper to explore the outdoors during spring break in California. This time aptly coincides with…

Super scenic Cypress Trees and Tunnels near San Francisco

Super scenic Cypress Trees and Tunnels near San Francisco

California is a wonderland of trees with some of the tallest and largest trees in the world. I gazed in awe when I saw the Coast Redwoods, Giant Sequoias, and…

Winter in California – Weekend Getaways

Winter in California – Weekend Getaways

Winter in California is varied and beautiful. I stood amidst the snowfall after driving a couple of hours on one weekend and cherished a pleasant and sunny winter afternoon at…

Fall colors in Napa Valley – A Photo Essay

Fall colors in Napa Valley – A Photo Essay

Fall colors in Napa Valley are spectacular especially in the first two weeks of November, after the harvest season. Autumn paints the vineyards in gold and fills the eyes of…

Easy Day Trips from San Francisco

Easy Day Trips from San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area is an incredible place to explore. Here is a list of easy day trips from San Francisco which you can do solo or with family…

Exploratorium in San Francisco – When the Destination is Science!

Exploratorium in San Francisco – When the Destination is Science!

The Exploratorium in San Francisco provides a fertile platform for curious minds. It opens the door to varied frontiers of knowledge for both children and adults. It encourages everyone to…

San Francisco to Death Valley – A Super Scenic California Road Trip!

San Francisco to Death Valley – A Super Scenic California Road Trip!

The road trip from San Francisco to Death Valley is full of picturesque scenes at every corner. I did this road trip during the early summer months and the journey…

Sunflower studded summer sunset in California!

Sunflower studded summer sunset in California!

I visited Winters in California in July, one late afternoon to witness a sunflower studded summer sunset. Needless to say, every picture that I captured through my camera is like…

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – A Photo Essay!

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – A Photo Essay!

A beautiful public garden with numerous meandering paths by the Pacific Ocean, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens presents the visitor with blooming flowers and sumptuous ocean views. A must visit…

A musical evening with San Francisco Symphony!

A musical evening with San Francisco Symphony!

In today’s era when technology refutes geographical distance, music helps me to cross the distance within. Music connects me to my inner self. I love spending my evenings sometimes filled…

Pop Art of Andy Warhol at SFMOMA

Pop Art of Andy Warhol at SFMOMA

In this social media and digital era, our minds are increasingly getting saturated with images and videos in different forms. Manipulation, reproduction, and distribution of images and videos can be…

Postcards from Pinnacles National Park!

Postcards from Pinnacles National Park!

Pinnacles National Park is just two hours drive from San Jose, the home of Silicon Valley, and the city which I call home for the last few years. One spring…

Rendezvous with Redwood trees in the Redwood National Park, California – The tallest trees on earth!

Rendezvous with Redwood trees in the Redwood National Park, California – The tallest trees on earth!

After the rendezvous with Redwood trees in the Redwood National Park, California – the tallest trees on the earth, I feel I am still in a trance and am finding…

Welcoming spring with California wildflowers!

Welcoming spring with California wildflowers!

The zeitgeist of modern life gives us a quick fix to all our problems in three steps. 1. Set goals. 2. Tie that goal with a number. 3. Strive to…

Beautiful steam train rides near San Francisco!

Beautiful steam train rides near San Francisco!

“Train” – is a magic word for me. On innumerable occasions, it has covered distances between me and my dreams. It has taken me to the nearest locations to see…

Ballads in Ballet – A rhythmic evening in San Francisco!

Ballads in Ballet – A rhythmic evening in San Francisco!

The rain was pouring incessantly on the sweet Saturday evening while I was inside the beautiful auditorium of the San Francisco Ballet and was reveling in the flow of music,…

Best Views of San Francisco from an E-tuk – See it and feel it!

Best Views of San Francisco from an E-tuk – See it and feel it!

San Francisco – the hilly city in northern California, which is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, has a unique charm. If you ever visit San Francisco,…

Stories in Light by Bruce Munro – Art that blooms at night!

Stories in Light by Bruce Munro – Art that blooms at night!

The Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, gifted me a lyrical evening where the main protagonist was light. I got to experience a unique blend of imagination and craft, art…

Monterey Bay Aquarium – A window to another world!

Monterey Bay Aquarium – A window to another world!

The best way to explore and experience the wonders of the oceans is an underwater dive. If you can’t, then the best alternative is visiting an aquarium. I wish someday I…

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

My happy and hearty moments at Hofsas House in Carmel, California!

As soon as I entered my room in Hofsas House, I stepped out into the balcony even before switching the lights on. A beautiful night, solemn silence and thousands of sparkling stars…

My moments with General Sherman – The largest tree on earth!

My moments with General Sherman – The largest tree on earth!

My moments with General Sherman, the largest tree on earth is invaluable. I sat on one of the benches that surround this giant sequoia tree in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National…

JD House – A beautiful boutique hotel in Mendocino!

JD House – A beautiful boutique hotel in Mendocino!

It all started with a call. A simple and short phone call.                                     …

Death Valley National Park – A water-less wonder!

Death Valley National Park – A water-less wonder!

After seeing the Death Valley National Park, I named it a water-less wonder. The vast golden landscape is interesting not only to a geologist but has an appeal to a…

Little River Inn – A Romantic Hotel Near Mendocino

Little River Inn – A Romantic Hotel Near Mendocino

If you want to take some time off from the hurried pace of your daily life then Little River Inn on the Pacific coast in Mendocino County is a perfect choice.…

Bouquets To Art – When art blooms in San Francisco!

Bouquets To Art – When art blooms in San Francisco!

I met colors, flowers, and art while walking along the corridors of the beautiful exhibition named Bouquets To Art in the de Young Museum, one of the Fine Arts Museums…

Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America!

Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America!

I believe a large water body, be it a river, sea, or lake, has a profound effect on men and women living near it. I lived near beautiful Lake Geneva for six…