Astoria: Charming, picturesque and historical

Our trip to Astoria, Oregon started at Vancouver, Washington.  Now, anybody who is familiar with the Portland-Vancouver Area will tell you that you just have to cross the river and you will find yourself in the neighbouring state. True, but this time we had to take Interstate 5 and drive … Read>>

Caught: Morning magnificence

As I was browsing through my albums, I found pictures of a Ridgefield sunrise amidst dramatic clouds making for a fiery sky. I couldn’t resist putting up the pictures of that glorious winter morning in Southwest Washington. Ridgefield is a city few miles north of Vancouver, WA and is home … Read>>

Snaking through several shades of green

If you are travelling between the cities of Tracy and Livermore in California, chances are you will take I-580 to your destination. 580 takes you through the hills of the Diablo Range and shows you many of the windmills that dot the landscape.  Say you want more: like roads that … 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>>

Our World | Stockton Waterfront

One day we when we were totally at loose ends, we decided to pay Stockton a visit. We’d never been to Stockton, CA; only heard of it. Stockton is the headquarters of San Joaquin County, which is one of the 58 counties of California. This city that is built on the … Read>>

Is that a rainbow?

Over the weekend, we visited Yosemite National Park in California. While we were there, we walked up the 0.5 mile trail to see the Bridal Veil Falls, one of the POIs of this National Park. At this time of the year, the falls in Yosemite are not known to be … Read>>

Another beach, an island and a beach on the island

Up next, was Malpe Beach. Malpe is around 50 kilometres south of Maravanthe. But as we drove down Edapally-Panvel Highway, this time, it felt like our destination was farther away than we thought it was. It was only when I looked up the map on my phone that I realised … Read>>

A beach so unspoiled and simply beautiful

Simply Beautiful! I wouldn’t want to call it anything else. Decorative adjectives might steal Ottinene Beach off its pure, natural beauty. Ottinene Beach — I must say — turned out to be the best part of our beach-hopping trip along the Karnataka Coast. When I looked up this place, I … Read>>

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 a … Read>>