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Lake Tahoe in Summer – 4-Day Itinerary!

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 life.

Lake Tahoe, the largest Alpine lake in North America, greeted me with a dash of dark blue and thousands of sparkles under the shining sun.

I felt I stepped in a veritable Eden. Iridescent flowers bloomed in unrivaled abundance and the small streams everywhere whispered the arrival of summer.

I visited places that remain closed during the winters and hiking through numerous state parks was an absolute pleasure.

Away from crowds and popular touristy spots, I chose the north shore of Lake Tahoe this time and spent four idyllic days in the lap of nature.

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Step Back in Time at Filoli Gardens: The Perfect Bay Area Day Trip

Today, I’m going to share my experience at Filoli Gardens, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Woodside, California.

Filoli’s name is derived from its original owner, William Bourn’s credo: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.”

Just a short 30-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area, located at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this historic estate offers a serene escape into nature and history.

As I strolled through the beautifully manicured gardens, explored the grand historic house, a California Historical Landmark, and enjoyed the vibrant blooms, I was captivated by the charm and tranquility of this hidden gem.

Join me as I recount my delightful day at Filoli with my family, a perfect Bay Area day trip filled with beauty, history, and peace.

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11-Day Alaska Itinerary: An Unforgettable Summer Adventure Guide

Alaska, the land of towering glaciers, breathtaking fjords, and abundant wildlife, had been on our family’s bucket list for years. This summer, we finally made it happen, embarking on an unforgettable 11-day road trip through the heart of the Last Frontier.

From the charming coastal town of Seward to the serene wilderness of Denali National Park and from the majestic glaciers of Valdez to the cultural heritage of Anchorage, unforgettable moments.

If you’re dreaming of your own Alaskan adventure, let me share our itinerary and some of the highlights that made this trip truly extraordinary.

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Discover the Magic of Sensorio in Paso Robles: A Perfect Family-Friendly Art Escape

Today, I’m thrilled to share my experience at Sensorio in Paso Robles, nestled in the heart of California’s Central Coast. It’s a place where art, light, and nature converge to create an unforgettable immersive experience.

Amidst the rolling hills of California’s wine country, the unique blend of innovative art installations and natural beauty is a true testament to human creativity.

Even in this age, when we relentlessly march towards artificial intelligence, there’s something profoundly grounding about immersing yourself in the tangible beauty of the natural world, enhanced by human ingenuity.

Sensorio provides just that—a platform to disconnect from the digital and reconnect with your loved ones, breathing in the medicinal air of creativity and wonder.

As we wandered through each stunning exhibit, I found myself not only engaged in lively discussions with my children about art, science, and nature but also fascinated by their unique and imaginative interpretations.

Their fresh perspectives added layers of meaning to our visit, making the experience visually stunning and intellectually enriching.

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Beautiful Vignettes of Vancouver!

I’m happy to share my experience of Vancouver with you. I recently visited this beautiful city on the Pacific shore of British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city with a close connection to nature, offering visitors a variety of things to see and do.

One of my favorite places in Vancouver is Stanley Park, a grand urban oasis with gardens, totem poles, and the iconic Girl in a Wetsuit statue.

The Museum of Anthropology is another must-see, home to wondrous totem poles by First Nations artists.

For those seeking thrills, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers the chance to walk across hanging bridges, both large and small.

As we approached Vancouver on a balmy summer night, many more experiences awaited us. I’m excited to share my adventures with you in this blog post.

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Kooza by Cirque du Soleil: A Spectacular Circus Adventure for the Whole Family

In the dazzling world of live entertainment, few names shine as brightly as Cirque du Soleil.

Today, I am going to share my family’s unforgettable experience at Koozå, the latest touring production from the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

With their mesmerizing blend of acrobatics, artistry, and storytelling, and extraordinary creativity, Cirque du Soleil has captivated audiences worldwide for decades.

Their latest offering, Kooza, takes us on a whimsical journey back to the roots of circus arts, celebrating the timeless traditions while adding a touch of modern flair.

Koozå weaves a narrative that explores themes of identity, fear, and human connection.

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Anchorage to Seward Scenic Drive in Alaska: A Complete Guide

Today, I want to share with you a journey that has a special place in my heart: the drive from Anchorage to Seward.

Alaska has always held a sense of magic for me, and this road trip with my family, including my 2-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, made it even more memorable.

From the dramatic landscapes to the unexpected encounters, this drive is an unforgettable experience for all ages. Let me take you along on our adventure and give you all the tips to plan your own.

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Hofsas House Review: Charming Stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Today, I want to share with you my experience at the charming Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

As soon as I entered my room, I stepped out onto the balcony before switching the lights on. A beautiful night, solemn silence, and thousands of sparkling stars above greeted me.

It was a string of joyful moments that filled life with aliveness—without rush and without engines. I loved how my weekend trip to this beautiful, small city of Carmel on the Pacific coast of California had begun.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.                                                      ~ Vincent van Gogh

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