31 Best Gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area [2024]

31 Best Gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area [2024]

This guide reveals 31 breathtaking gardens to experience. From vibrant blooms and hidden paths to stunning rose collections, find your perfect floral escape The San Francisco Bay Area is home…

29 Best Things To Do In Redwood National and State Parks, California [2024]

29 Best Things To Do In Redwood National and State Parks, California [2024]

Imagine towering redwoods older than empires, their bark etched with centuries of sun and storm. Sunlight slants through emerald canopies, painting the forest floor in dappled gold.  A hidden canyon…

Kenai Fjords Tours from Seward, Alaska: A Review

Kenai Fjords Tours from Seward, Alaska: A Review

Kenai Fjords Tours from Seward, invite you to a world nestled in the remote wilds of Alaska, where glaciers have sculpted towering fjords and marine life frolics in pristine waters.…

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…

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…

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…

Mesa Falls in Idaho on the way to Yellowstone National Park

Mesa Falls in Idaho on the way to Yellowstone National Park

The Upper and Lower Mesa Falls on the way to the Yellowstone National Park from Idaho is a must-see place for nature lovers. Wrapped in wilderness and calm, the Mesa…

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 in Fort Bragg, presents the visitor with blooming flowers and sumptuous ocean views.…

A fairytale ride from Montreaux to Château-d’Oex in Switzerland!

A fairytale ride from Montreaux to Château-d’Oex in Switzerland!

I tried to organize all the higgledy-piggledy thoughts in my mind and found out most of the thoughts took a retreat from the mundane daily life and escaped to a…

Canadian Rockies from Banff Gondola!

Canadian Rockies from Banff Gondola!

Notification alert 🔔: Real-world has a secret magnet to attract our mind and soul and is more powerful than any virtual world’s algorithm that optimizes to gain our partial attention.…

A cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff, Canada!

A cruise on Lake Minnewanka in Banff, Canada!

The night was starry, and the moon was half-crescent. I cuddled up beside the bedside window inside a wooden chalet to witness the night’s grandeur. But slowly, the starry sky…

10 Best Things To Do in Banff and Jasper National Parks, Canada [2024]

10 Best Things To Do in Banff and Jasper National Parks, Canada [2024]

Craving majestic mountains and epic adventures? Banff and Jasper National Parks await! Explore turquoise lakes, hike glaciers, and spot wildlife. This guide unveils 10 unforgettable experiences in Canada’s wilderness paradise.…

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…

My Long Walks in Switzerland!

My Long Walks in Switzerland!

While living in Switzerland, I used to go for long walks. The paths are well marked and as varied as the scenery – in fact, they quickly become an end…

The Blue Ridge Parkway – A passage through paradise!

The Blue Ridge Parkway – A passage through paradise!

Before driving through the Blue Ridge Parkway in reality in my 30s, I drove through it in my dreams during my twenties! My dream was to drive miles after miles…

Silent Vistas in Norway!

Silent Vistas in Norway!

I strive for an hour of silence every day. It has become an essential need like air and water for me for a mindful and conscious existence amidst a world…

Blowing Rock – A beautiful mountain village in North Carolina, USA!

Blowing Rock – A beautiful mountain village in North Carolina, USA!

Blowing Rock is a beautiful mountain village on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, USA. Fall is a popular time of year to visit Blowing Rock. Fall foliage…

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…

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…

Bryce Canyon National Park – a masterpiece of nature!

Bryce Canyon National Park – a masterpiece of nature!

Some hundreds of years ago there lived a man in the rugged landscape of Utah – a place where survival for an extended period of time was difficult. He was…

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…

Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California – A photo essay!

Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California – A photo essay!

If you want to spend a carefree day with your loved ones amidst a serene lake and greens all around, then plan a day trip to Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic…

In the depths of the Pacific – A submarine tour in Hawaii

In the depths of the Pacific – A submarine tour in Hawaii

The world inside the sea is different; dark yet colorful; calm yet wild and known yet unknown. It is really difficult to let go of such a world without seeing. …

Picnic in Hap Magee Ranch Park in California!

Picnic in Hap Magee Ranch Park in California!

Amidst several identities like digital marketer, social media strategist, travel blogger, nature lover, wife, daughter, sister, friend and a mom, let me pick two identities for this post – nature…

Top 4 best forests in India to go for a wildlife Safari!

Top 4 best forests in India to go for a wildlife Safari!

A forest has a language and ecosystem of its own. Animals living there have respective rules, territories, freedom and responsibilities. It’s a different world. A forest attracts me for its wilderness.…

A perfect family evening in Moss Landing State Beach, California!

A perfect family evening in Moss Landing State Beach, California!

One afternoon in a weekend! We drove nearly an hour to reach the Moss Landing State Beach, California. We took our little girl, her beach toys, two beach chairs, a mat…

An enchanting forest safari in Bandhavgarh National Park in India

An enchanting forest safari in Bandhavgarh National Park in India

Tring, Tring! Tring, Tring! I picked up the phone while I was half asleep. A voice from the other side told “Madam, this is your wake up call. Our jeep is…

Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Monastery – a Buddhist temple in California

Taungpulu Kaba-Aye Monastery – a Buddhist temple in California

Whenever I look at my camera sitting alone on my table, an urge to pick it up and get outside to a new place overcomes me often. And then something…

An enchanting forest safari in Kaziranga National Park in India – A world heritage site!

An enchanting forest safari in Kaziranga National Park in India – A world heritage site!

When we reached the forest office to secure our passes for an elephant safari at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, the morning was awakening. The unique smell of the…

An enchanting forest safari in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, India!

An enchanting forest safari in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, India!

“Zara jaldi chalo” (Please hurry up) we said to our driver as we couldn’t afford to miss the safari that was to begin at 3pm sharp. We were excited partly because…

Keukenhof – World’s largest flower garden in Lisse, Netherlands – A photo essay!

Keukenhof – World’s largest flower garden in Lisse, Netherlands – A photo essay!

Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower garden. Located in Lisse, Netherlands, it means “kitchen garden” in Dutch and is also known as the garden of Europe. This 32 hectare garden…

The Valley in Silicon Valley, California!

The Valley in Silicon Valley, California!

Information crisscrosses across the globe every quarter of a second; we crisscross real and virtual worlds with the tip of our fingers; the age of no unknown and the age…

Travel realizations, Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii!

Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii greets you with a dash of bright green and blue and sends gusty winds to give you company. And then when you see the boundless ocean, it…

A bouquet of beautiful sunsets!

A bouquet of beautiful sunsets!

I have a very simple prescription for an idyllic life; fill your life with some spectacular sunrises and serene sunsets. I have been following this for long. Sunsets never cease…

travel realizations, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

A sea cave, a canoe and a thrill in Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand!

When I explore different facets of nature I find myself exude nothing other than unalloyed joy. These experiences are unparalleled to any. Today I will write about one such experience…

Encounter with the tiger in Avalanche Forest, India!

Encounter with the tiger in Avalanche Forest, India!

Before I continue with the second part of the story of our honeymoon adventure, I would like to thank all my readers for your overwhelming response to this travel story. Every…

A honeymoon, a tiger and an adventure in Ooty, India!

A honeymoon, a tiger and an adventure in Ooty, India!

Seven years have passed since that day. As I sit writing the story, I can still see the tiger before me, his bloodshot eyes adding threat to an already insistent…

A Rendezvous with Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

A Rendezvous with Charlie Chaplin in Vevey, Switzerland

Over the horizon, the floating white clouds were meeting yet shying away without touching.   A relentless march of colors everywhere. Sweet fragrance filling the air. Sun shining warm and…

A mountain Christmas Village in Caux, Switzerland!

A mountain Christmas Village in Caux, Switzerland!

Festivals are interesting! We all celebrate our respective festivals every year. Perhaps most of us enjoy festivals with some set conventions and rules. I had seen in our culture, any…

An unusual love story between the sky and the cloud!

An unusual love story between the sky and the cloud!

Sun drenched mornings that bask in the golden sunshine, walking with the tweeting and chirping birds, adorned with a shimmering blue sky above, filled with fragrances from rose, jasmine, violet…

A journey with Jane Austen along the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

A journey with Jane Austen along the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

A solitary evening walk along the shores of Lake Geneva has become my favorite pastime with the advent of spring.Read More

Testimony of Nature’s Patience – Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

Testimony of Nature’s Patience – Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA

Not far from Las Vegas, Grand Canyon West Rim makes an ideal place for a short trip. You will get the opportunity to see the Grand Canyon from different perspectives.…

Exuberance of Nature in Voss, Norway!

Exuberance of Nature in Voss, Norway!

Sometimes the concatenation of time, place, the surroundings, the people around and experiences results in unsolved contradictions when compared with our expectations. Our minds start to delve in a veritable…

A voyage across lake Geneva!

A voyage across lake Geneva!

A famous line by Keats says “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. I realize this line whenever I look at the Alps mountains. The voyage across lake Geneva…

The sound of water – Rhine Falls in Switzerland!

The sound of water – Rhine Falls in Switzerland!

Whenever I hear the sound of water, be it on the shore where the waves are lashing, be it near a fountain, near the waves splashing in the lake, the…

Fjords of Norway!

Fjords of Norway!

Recently I went to the Fjords of Norway. Crystal clear water surrounded by high mountains, different shades of green trees and white birds, all were in perfect harmony. Read More