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  • Big and beautiful Shasta Lake

    Shasta Lake This is Shasta Lake. Shasta lies in northern California and also dons the sash of the largest reservoir in the state. It lies in the Shasta – Trinity National Forest Area and is not far away from Mt. Shasta, a volcano of the Cascade Range. The first...
  • Jule Hus

    Jule Hus: It’s always Christmas here

    Christmas isn’t until another six months but there’s a place in Solvang in California where it is Christmas all year round. Be it February or August, there’ll be Christmas trees and ornaments and Santas and elves and all types of decor at Jule Hus. Jule  Hus Jule Hus is...
  • Needles and Haystack, Cannon Beach

    Cannon Beach and its army of rocks

    Because this is when the rains make way for beach-weather in the Pacific Northwest,* let’s go see Cannon Beach on Oregon’s Coast. Cannon Beach is not just a beach but a whole city by the sea in Northern Oregon and is just around an hour and half’s drive from...
  • Capitola Venetian

    A balcony with a Venetian View

    A few years back, there was a time when we needed to break from the daily grind and we made a quick weekend trip to the Central Coast of California. It was one of those trips we made without any homework whatsoever. It was meant to be a holiday...
  • Patterson Pass

    The hills are alive again

    East of San Francisco Bay Area in California lies a mountain range known for its considerably low hills that are dry in the summer but turn green when winter rains call upon the area. This chain of hills called the Diablo Range is alive again thanks to the many...
  • Carmel | Quite a storybook town

    Carmel is like a picture you would see on a cover of an English classic: of a brightly painted door or an wood-framed window peeping out of a green facade of shrubs and creepers decked with flowers. Take a walk around the town and you see a brick house...
  • 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...
  • Astoria from Astoria Column

    I told you a bit about the Astoria Column and showed you a little bit of Astoria. Now let me show you Astoria from Astoria Column, which is over 600 ft above sea level. Being in that seaside town where the voluminous Columbia River meets the Great Pacific, called...
  • 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...
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