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  • When the sun set on WA-14

    One day, I saw the sun setting on a highway (WA SR – 14). Washington 14 (WA-14) runs along that part of Columbia River that flows between the states of Oregon and Washington, in US’s Pacific Northwest. This east -west highway on the Columbia River Gorge makes for a...
  • Road tripping across Karnataka

    We’re in ‘Discover-Karnataka* mode,’ We decide to step out of the all-too familiar Mysore-Bangalore region. The initial plan: to drive through a part of the Karnataka coast,  say hello to the waterfalls that make up the famous Jog Falls and have a brush with some wildlife at Bhadra Sanctuary....
  • VistaPoint Chamundi | See Mysore and Beyond

    Chamundi Hills in Mysore lists high on the places to see in the cultural capital of Karnataka. The over-3000 ft tall hill can be seen from various parts of the city. Go up the hill and you can see all of the city of Mysore and more. Here are...
  • A brush with California’s volcanic and glacial past

    There’s a state on the west coast of the United States that’s known for its beaches, its wine country, it’s Pacific Coast drives, it’s entertainment capital, even its history of earthquakes. What a lot of people don’t talk about is that California has had many a brush with volcanic...
  • One mighty river gorge, two scenic routes and umpteen vistas

    Fall means rainy season in the Pacific Northwest. However, Thanksgiving Day (last year) promised to be a fairly sunny day albeit a cold one and we took advantage of this respite-from-the-rain and decided to go exploring the region. We were in Vancouver, Washington and our plan for the day...
  • Through Zephyr’s picture window

    If Amtrak swears that a trip on the California Zephyr is a journey through one of the most picturesque train routes in North America, they really seam to mean it. The pictures in this photo-feature will prove just that — that this is indeed a ‘scenic route’. In the...
  • Aboard the California Zephyr

    California Zephyr going around a bend in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Denver, Colorado, was always on the cards. But when I came across a story last year, on San Francisco to Chicago (through Denver) being one of the most scenic train routes in the United states, I wished we...
  • Volcano tour on Hawaii’s Big Island

    The highlight of my Hawaii Holiday was making it to Volcanoes National Park on Big Island. How could we go to Hawaii and not see a bit of the volcanic activity that this place is so famous for? As we were flying into Kona airport on Big Island, I...
  • Tahoe…Finally

    Lake Tahoe has been on our list of places-to-visit for a long time now. We just never got down to planning it. Then one evening hubby just announced out of the blue that we were off to Tahoe that weekend. Now who can say ‘No’ to an idea of...
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