One morning on Payyambalam Beach

When one is visiting Kerala on India’s west coast, there’s no missing the beaches. Northern Kerala has several unassuming beaches and even the ones that are popular among the locals are pretty quiet in the mornings. One such beach is the Payyambalam Beach* in Kannur District in North Kerala. In … Read>>

A balcony with a Venetian View

Capitola Venetian

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 for … Read>>

Our World | Vancouver Lake

Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where the locals like to hang out on a sunny day. Vancouver Lake Regional Park Lying in west of Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver … Read>>

360degrees | Pismo Beach

 Today, I take you to Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County. Pismo lies on California’s Central Coast and is known for its long beach and its 1200ft long pier. Pismo Beach on a very grey day:  You might also like: Murals from Pismo Beach If you have Pismo Beach … Read>>

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 brick house here, an … Read>>

Catching sundown in Surathkal

After almost a week of tripping along the Karnataka Coast and beach-hopping along the way, we had a couple of days to spend in Malpe. On our second evening there (after the trip to St. Mary’s island and all that) we decided to drive further south and visit one more … 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>>

Wave watching on Maravanthe beach

Our next stop on the Karnataka Coast was Maravanthe Beach. After a simply-perfect evening at Ottinene Beach, we headed inland to Kollur but the next day we were back on NH-99, the highway that runs through a good part of the India’s west coast. We were driving south and got … 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>>

Murudeshwar: Where everything seems to be massive

Just off what was popularly known as NH -17* (Edapally- Panvel Highway, now NH- 66), around 80 kilometres south of Gokarna is another temple town, known for its Shiva temple, a humongous statue of the god, an imposing temple tower and of course, its beach. Murudeshwar. It does sound familiar, … Read>>