Pixar Play parade: Faces and Floats

We had heard about Mickey’s Soundsational Parade in Disneyland but didn’t get to watch properly. What we didn’t know while were were at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA was that Disney California Adventure (Park) also had a parade. The day we spent there, we saw the preparations for an … Read>>

DCA: A California in California

If I were to put it straight out there, Disney California Adventure Park is rightly ‘California in a nutshell,’ with a Disney touch, of course. Built on what used to be the parking lot of Disneyland, this park in Anaheim, CA is not just another amusement park. It sure has … Read>>

Our World | Vancouver Lake

Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where the locals like to hang out on a sunny day. Vancouver Lake Regional Park Lying in west of Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver … Read>>

Solvang: A Danish Fairytale

Solvang is one of those places that made me feel like I was in the middle of a fairy tale. To say, ‘in the middle of a Hans Christian Andersen story’ would be just the perfect way to put it. Picture this setting: Me (and the kids and the husband … Read>>

A dark sand beach tucked away in the hills

A few months back, when it was still nice and sunny in California, we planned to spend an afternoon and evening on one of San Francisco’s beaches. What we didn’t know was that, those were ‘high hopes’ considering it was summer. That was such a bad idea and we learnt that … Read>>

Glimpses: Oregon Zoo

Every Zoo has them Giraffes, Tigers and Lions. However there is usually something to set each one apart from the rest. Some zoos stand out because they have animals from a particular geographical area, some, because they they have only a few barely-heard-of animals. (Read: Oakland’s own Little Africa | Exotic animals of Happy … Read>>

Our World: Tulip Time

If it is April and you find yourself in Oregon or Washington — remember it is time for Tulips — you might want to treat yourself to this gorgeous sight: Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon Some Tulip events you could check out: Skagit Tulip Festival, Washington Woodland Tulip Festival, Washington … Read>>

A redwood route for a hike with a tyke

When you’re a parent, especially of children five and under, hiking is an activity you push aside thinking of the  hassles and the dangers that may come your way. Add to that the burden of those mom bags (crammed with snacks, diapers and extra set of clothes among other things) … Read>>

A gourmet fete; of all things Garlic

Less than an hour’s drive from the Capital of Silicon Valley* is the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy. Gilroy and garlic are almost synonymous. Gilroy, California is known for its garlic cultivation, garlic processing and its famous Garlic Festival that takes place in the summer.       … Read>>