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Dallas: Fun day at the Texas State fair

State Fair of Texas is one among the biggest State fairs in the country. And this October, it was the 130th year of this celebrated and much awaited event in Texas. Bought the tickets from Walgreens to avoid the long lines at the fair. And after parking the car, we walked straight to the gate, got through the security line pretty quickly. But it was super-crowded, what else could … Continue reading Dallas: Fun day at the Texas State fair

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Travel: Top 10 Instagram Pictures of 2015

An end to a fabulous year and I thought of doing a summary of the top pictures from all the places we visited in 2015. Its like a recap of all the fun we had. These 10 of the most loved Pictures from my Instagram Gallery weave a story of our travels this year: 1. Toronto, Canada – Most popular picture from my Instagram gallery is of the … Continue reading Travel: Top 10 Instagram Pictures of 2015

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New Orleans Holiday Festivities at ‘Celebration in the Oaks’

‘Celebration in the Oaks’, is one of traditions during Christmas in this city of Mardi Gras. And we were there to experience the holiday festivities. ‘Is this the line for Tickets’, we asked. ‘Yes’, was the reply. Got in the line around five and it was long considering that we were there almost an hour before the park opens. Though it was tiring to stand for so long, once the … Continue reading New Orleans Holiday Festivities at ‘Celebration in the Oaks’

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Ottawa: The Charming Rideau Canal

A Weekend trip is a great way to explore a city close by and being in Toronto has provided us with several options including the beautiful city of Ottawa. About 280 miles, is the distance between Toronto & Ottawa by car and it took us about 5 hours to drive with one food stop on the way. Our itinerary had some of the must-see places in the city – Parliament Hill, National … Continue reading Ottawa: The Charming Rideau Canal

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Enchanting Tour of the historic Old Montreal

A visitor information centre is usually the right place to start, when planning to explore a new city. And that was our first stop. We looked around for guide maps and detailed brochures for our visit and picked up a few. Though we had the information in our hand, we spoke to one of the experts there – who really helped us in understanding the rough layout … Continue reading Enchanting Tour of the historic Old Montreal

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Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

“Sorry, we are closed now for a wedding ceremony”, it was so disappointing to hear that after walking for three blocks to the Notre-Dame Basilica from the parking. “So, when will it be open to public?” I asked. “Between 6:30 to 8 p.m., it will be open for everyone.” That was relieving. Well, it wasn’t that bad as we got more time to explore Old … Continue reading Montreal: The resplendent beauty of Notre-Dame Basilica

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Montana’s : Delicious Saturday Lunch

With the tickets for the movie ‘Jurassic World’ in our hands along with enough time – a hearty lunch was the right fit. Picked Montana’s for their fun Patio and an interesting menu. And it wasn’t just good, it turned out to be pretty awesome. We enjoyed a great summer lunch. Sunny day calls for a drink and I beagn with their jam jar lemonade … Continue reading Montana’s : Delicious Saturday Lunch

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Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal

An unfamiliar language, increases the time spent on doing routine things. Well, we were in the city of Montreal, where 70% of the people speak french and it is also the second largest french speaking city in the world after Paris. With everything in French and not in English (as we are used to), everything took longer – from getting directions to reading a menu. Lesson … Continue reading Montreal: A Wonderful Summer day at the Mount Royal

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CN Tower: Delectable Lunch at the 360 Restaurant

“One of the best birthday lunch ever”. Sipping a Martini while revolving by the window overlooking the entire Toronto city in a melodious tune at the 360 Restaurant in CN Tower. I enjoyed very bit of it – the splendid views, the gorgeous food and the great service. A three-course meal at the 360 Restaurant is a must, when in Toronto and we took the … Continue reading CN Tower: Delectable Lunch at the 360 Restaurant

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Toronto: Top 10 things to do in Distillery District

The Distillery Historic District – just a few blocks from St Lawrence Market is the place to be when visiting Toronto. From the vibrant art galleries & boutiques, trendy stores to fabulous Restaurants & cafes – all in restored 19th century red brick buildings of Victorian Industrial Architecture – there are plenty of things to do here. Take a walk on the cobblestone streets and … Continue reading Toronto: Top 10 things to do in Distillery District