Utah’s rocky deserts – II

The Lights and Shades-of-Grey edition: As I went through my travel albums I found that I had more photographs from that morning’s (read post- Utah’s Rocky Deserts -I) Amtrak journey through Utah. It was interesting to see how light played on the rocks and bushes and created shadows as it… Read>>

World’s tallest free-standing totem pole!

A  few miles north of the Drive Thru Chandlier Tree is another tourist attraction literally nestled among  Redwood Trees of North California — a place called Confusion Hill (in Piercy, California). What drew us there was a structure that made it to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not list as the tallest… Read>>

Family fun at Tilden Park

Tilden Park: This place in Berkeley promises to provide you with activities for a whole day; and keeps its promise too. If you have kids and are in the San Francisco Bay Area, this place is perfect for a summer’s day. Steam Trains  at Tilden Park In this 2000 odd… 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>>

Oakland’s own little Africa

                      Oakland, CA has a little piece of Africa just off highway 580. If Oakland is closer to where you live, than Africa is, you might as well visit Oakland Zoo to experience a bit of the continent, in the… Read>>

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