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…

Lynching Memorial in Montgomery – The dark history of America

Lynching Memorial in Montgomery – The dark history of America

While standing inside the National Lynching Memorial or the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, I read these death notices. After an overcoat went missing from a…

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…

A memoir of moments in McKinley Edwards Inn in Bryson City!

A memoir of moments in McKinley Edwards Inn in Bryson City!

When a piece of cloth is exposed to sunlight for many days, that cloth slowly loses its brightness and color. Likewise, when my mind remains exposed to modern city life,…

Rams Horn Village Resort – A home away from home!

Rams Horn Village Resort – A home away from home!

As soon as I entered Rams Horn Village Resort, in Estes Park, Colorado, soothing greenery embraced my eyes. The moment I stepped out of my car, the autumn wind swept a…

Fall foliage in Grand Lake, Colorado!

Fall foliage in Grand Lake, Colorado!

Never before did I enjoy such a vibrant autumn. Never before did I meet a morning decked up beautifully in gold. The charming yellow leaves of aspen trees during the…

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.…

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…

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 the beautiful Lake Geneva for six years. That lake has become a part of me. Perhaps in my subconscious…

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…

Glimpses of romantic California!

Glimpses of romantic California!

California, the name instantly makes us think about Google, Facebook, Apple and thousands of companies all working day and night with software. Products and ideas from Silicon Valley have changed the…

The Cathedral of Christ The Light!

The Cathedral of Christ The Light!

  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hanauma Bay in Oahu, 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…

80 years of Pearl Harbor – A testimony of infamy!

80 years of Pearl Harbor – A testimony of infamy!

The incandescent Sunday morning of 7th December 1941 on the shores of O’ahu started like any other day but ended in despair. The morning stillness was broken by the roar…

Fall Foliage in Princeton University Campus

Fall Foliage in Princeton University Campus

It’s autumn now; days of misty mornings, soothing cold, refreshing and sporadic rains and shades of red, vermilion and gold leaves blowing in the wind. It feels dramatic. It reminds…

A Coffee cup and a story in Santa Cruz California

A Coffee cup and a story in Santa Cruz California

These are the days of delight as well as dread. New country, new home, new paths and new ways of life are creating a layer of intrigue inside, yet craving…

A night in glittering Las Vegas, USA – The Casino capital!

A night in glittering Las Vegas, USA – The Casino capital!

After spending an exciting night in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, we started for Las Vegas the next day afternoon. We reached Las Vegas by evening. After relaxing for a couple of…

The Library of Princeton University – A Paradise!

The Library of Princeton University – A Paradise!

Few more hours and 2017 will bid adieu to 2016. Time for new resolutions and new dreams. I believe one of the finest blessings of our existence is the ability…

Fisherman’s Wharf at San Francisco, California, USA

Fisherman’s Wharf at San Francisco, California, USA

Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco is full of life. Lovely smells of seafood all over the street, people from different parts of the world, different shops for various souvenirs, cute…

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.…

A new dawn in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

A new dawn in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

It was a new dawn–a new beginning–a new experience–a new realization–and now a young memory. The silent dawn became a solemn teacher, which inspired me to aspire even in the…

An exciting night in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

An exciting night in Hualapai Ranch in Grand Canyon, Arizona USA

Recently I visited the Grand Canyon (West Rim) and spent a night at the Hualapai Ranch. Trapping the astonishing Grand Canyon in words is indeed a challenge and that’s why…