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  • A two-tiered beauty called Multnomah Falls

    They say this place attracts one million visitors every year and in 2013 we were part of the statistics. And I am not surprised that this many people visit Multonomah Falls along the Columbia River Gorge; it really is a sight to behold. The Oregon side of the gorge...
  • Cherai in the Monsoon

    Cherai is a coastal area north of Kochi in Ernakulam, Kerala*. It sits on a barrier island called Vypin Island. We found ourselves in this seaside town in August and spent a day enjoying its environs drenched in the Monsoon rains. Monsoon in Kerala is not quite the tourist...
  • A Tulip Fest or a visual feast?

    “Ten thousands saw I at a glance Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.” * Only they weren’t Daffodils, but Tulips. The Daffodils were almost out of season and the Tulips had taken center stage. The place was Wooden Shoe Tulip Farms and the occasion was the annual Tulip Fest...
  • OurWorld: Room with a view

    While we were in Hawaii, we stayed at a very nicely-done up property on the west coast of Big Island. Here is a postcard-perfect sight from Hilton Waikaloa Village: a Pacific Ocean view, coconut palms and a Golf Course. Could one ask for more when on an anniversary-holiday?  There’s nothing...
  • The heavenly ‘Heavenly Gondola’ ride

    People lining up to board the Heavenly Mountain Gondola @ Heavenly Village in Tahoe. If it is winter and you are in California, a trip to Lake Tahoe is something you cannot think of not doing. And if you drive up to this absolutely magnificent alpine lake, chances are...
  • 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...
  • Wine tasting; Sterling Style

    If there’s one wine-tasting affair that prominently stands out from the rest, it is the one at Sterling Winery in Calistoga. It’s not the wine tasting alone that is different, but the locale, the building and the cable journey that adds to the overall experience. Sterling Winery sits atop...
  • Lunch Cruise on Lake Tahoe

    How could you go to Lake Tahoe and not cruise its fresh waters? Our plan to visit Tahoe was a sudden one. As such, there were many things we ended up not doing. But a cruise? That’s one thing that we had to do! Our Tahoe cruise was aboard the Bleu...
  • 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...
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