Our World: Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake, California

The weekend before last we drove through Patterson Pass Road and saw what the rains had done to the Diablo Range this winter. Then last weekend we went east to see Folsom Lake, a reservoir whose level has been an indication of how bad California’s-drought-of-five-years has been. Folsom Lake, which lies … 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>>

A new day is here: Bhadra Sunrise

Sunrise at Bhadra reservoir

A new day is here, a new year is here. To usher in the new year and to welcome you back to Tipsy from the TRIP are a few sunrise pictures from the travel album. These sights of the sunrise are from the River Tern Lodge in Chickmagalur in Karnataka. River … Read>>

360degrees | Pismo Beach

 Today, I take you to Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County. Pismo lies on California’s Central Coast and is known for its long beach and its 1200ft long pier. Pismo Beach on a very grey day:  You might also like: Murals from Pismo Beach If you have Pismo Beach … Read>>

The road to Mount Rainier

It was late-May and we were in the SeaTac area. With Winter behind us and a good part of Spring too, it seemed like a fairly good time to squeeze in a drive to Mt. Rainier. So we drove South for a bit and left I-5S to drive into Spanaway … Read>>

From the Window Seat | Honolulu

I’m Hawaii dreaming and keeping my fingers crossed. 😉 So today, I’m sharing some pictures from my window seat aboard a Hawaiian airlines flight to the Hawaiian capital, Honolulu on Oahu Island. It was my first visit to the Aloha State, a few years ago. And we were flying in … Read>>

Our World | Mt. Hood

You don’t have to go all the way to ‘Mt. Hood’ to see Mt. Hood. It is tall, imposing and unmissable. With its clear cut form and its elevation, this mountain is visible from most of Portland, Oregon and it’s surroundings. Standing at 11, 249 ft, Mt. Hood is also … Read>>

Yosemite | A scratch on the surface

Have you visited someplace and felt like kicking yourself for not getting there much earlier? I feel that way quite often and the last time that happened was when I was when I was standing at a view point that showed me Yosemite’s very celebrated Tunnel View. (To my defense, … Read>>

Vistas from California’s ‘Devil Mountain’

Several Springs ago, we had driven to the top of Mt. Hamilton and seen Santa Clara Valley from a height of 4,200 odd feet. Then last Fall, in what was like a follow-up trip, we drove up the same range, this time to the top of Hamilton’s little brother Mt. … Read>>

Our World: Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta is one of the taller volcanoes of the Cascade Range. This active volcano lies in Siskiyou County in Northern California is visible from Interstate 5 if you are on the way to Oregon (or if you are driving down from there). If you are on your way South, … Read>>