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 great … Read>>

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 some Chamundi … Read>>

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 activity … Read>>

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 was … Read>>

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 32 … Read>>

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 could … Read>>

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 had … Read>>

Breathtaking ‘Gateway to Wayanad’

On the Western Ghats in southern India is a little green heaven called Wayanad. Cut out of the Northeastern part of Kerala, this district is one of the new hot-spots for travellers to South India. Of the many far flung attractions here, there is one thing you should not miss if you like scenic drives. … Read>>

17 Mile Drive – much more than a seaside drive

We all love the seaside. We all love long drives. How about a drive along the coast? What if it is that of the Pacific Ocean that we are talking about? One great  place to do this is the 17-Mile Drive. 17 mile drive runs through the Del Monte Forest … Read>>