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  • Muir Woods – A redwood forest just outside San Francisco

    "Muir Woods National Monument is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in the forests of the world," said the famous naturalist John Muir, about the 500-odd acres of land in California that has been named after him.
    October 16, 2017
  • Found in Reno: Utility-box art

    Walk around Reno, NV and you will see so much street art. While most of Reno's public paintings are on its walls, there's no way we can miss the 'Biggest Little City's' utility-box art. Here in this post are just two of them, but there's more coming up. 
    October 15, 2017
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  • Mural at Kanpai restaurant, Reno

    Dreamy Damsels, graffiti-style

    Between the spotting of the Daydream mural from our hotel room in Reno and seeing it from street level, we were exploring Circus Circus (Hotel and Casino). While we were at that, I came across Kanpai Sushi Restaurant...
  • Capitol Lake in Olympia

    A few weeks back we had a sneak peek at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, WA, here on Tipsy from the TRIP. Now, let us see the lake that the Capitol building looks at every single...
  • Daydream in Reno

    Earlier this year, we spend a few days in Reno, Nevada. While we were there, we stayed in Circus Circus in the city. When I looked out the window of our hotel room, my eyes caught sight...
  • Sights from ‘el sur grande’ or Big Sur

      A long-time ago, there was a place known as el pais grande del sur on California’s Central coast. This was the ‘big south country’ that lay south of the Monterey Bay area and was defined by its wilderness...
  • Whale murals of Livermore

    Every single time we’ve driven through CA-84, these ‘whale murals of Livermore’ have been such a roadside treat and almost every time I’ve taken some drive-by-shots of the whales, with the hopes of picking out the best...
  • A quick look: Washington State Capitol

    Look up the top 10 things to do in Olympia, Washington and you will see that visiting Washington State Capitol is among the top few. I had never looked up that list and never really planned that...
  • High Camp, Squaw Valley

    The scenic snow-clad slopes of Squaw Valley

    Over the Spring Break when the winter storms were almost winding up for the season, we decided to hit the road, and make our way towards the snow-clad mountain range aptly named the Sierra Nevada. Sierra in...
  • Art on lifeguard towers

    This week for Monday Mural I’ve got some lifeguard tower art to show you. These are from Avila Beach on California’s Central Coast. Avila Beach is a small beach town by the San Luis Bay in San...
  • Cannon Beach and its army of rocks

    US’s Pacific Northwest has only around three months of predictable beach-weather. If it is not summer, you might want to look up the forecast to see if the rain...
    October 16, 2017
  • One really Faithful Geyser, this

    Napa is almost synonymous with wine. Step into Napa Valley and you’ll lose count of the number of vineyards and wineries you will see. It had been a while since I had been to California’s wine country and it was beckoning to me but as I was going through...
  • Showcasing ‘The Elements’

    Exploring the elements at volcanic sites: Earth| Water| Fire| Air Earth It is amazing what volcanoes can do to the earth. It can change the lay of the land. It can create vast stretches of ‘devastated’ areas and it can give rise to really handsome looking landforms. It can...
  • A brush with California’s volcanic and glacial past

    There’s a state on the west coast of the United States that’s known for its beaches, its wine country, it’s Pacific Coast drives, it’s entertainment capital, even its history of earthquakes. What a lot of people don’t talk about is that California has had many a brush with volcanic...
  • Hawaiian Sands: Black Sand Beach, Salt and Pepper Beach…

    I had only heard about black sand beaches, now I got to see one. Quite a visual treat it was. I’d say that the black sand is another must-see on Big Island (apart from the volcanoes and lava tube). In my previous post on our Big Island Volcano tour, I...