OurWorld: Room with a view

While we were in Hawaii, we stayed at a very nicely-done up property on the west coast of Big Island. Here is a postcard-perfect sight from Hilton Waikaloa Village: a Pacific Ocean view, coconut palms and a Golf Course. Could one ask for more when on an anniversary-holiday?  There’s nothing quite … Read>>

Treat yourself to Thai Cuisine (in Pacifica)

A Tipsy-from-the-trip recommendation: Chicken Satay Pad Thai Fried Rice If you are visiting Pacifica, CA and if you like Thai Food, I suggest you try out Pacifica Thai Cuisine in between your beach-hopping. We found this restaurant on a travel app and decided to try it out as it seemed … Read>>

Capitola’s own Venice

I have to do justice to the ‘little Italy’ part of my previous post Capitola Village and its little Italy. So here’s posting some pictures of the Capitola Venetian, the Mediterranean-style hotel that I said I couldn’t take my eyes off. I haven’t given up the idea of spending an … Read>>

Capitola Village and its little Italy

Have you been to a place you practically know nothing about and ended up being pleasantly surprised by what you saw, so much so that you thanked yourself for not having looked up the place before you left? That’s a long sentence but I just could not put it any … Read>>

Snapshots from Santa Cruz, CA

The very mention of Santa Cruz conjures images of its beaches, the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the bustling Santa Cruz Wharf and some rocky architecture crafted by mother nature herself. A few weeks ago, I spent a day in this seaside town and this was what I brought back … Read>>

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 promised … Read>>

Pristine Lake Tahoe

It was the colours of Lake Tahoe that I found most fascinating. We first spotted the Lake from the mountain roads that led to South Lake Tahoe. The lake was several miles away but we could see a bluish green surface from the distance. However, when we were finally driving through … Read>>