Beaming Blooms: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

The beaming colors and the fragrant air defines the Dallas Blooms festival in Spring at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. With over 100 varieties of spring bulbs in many different colors spread all over the gardens, its the perfect place to see the beauty of nature. The arboretum is abuzz with Tulips, Dutch Iris, Daffodils, violas and numerous other kinds of spring blooms. Our visit to this beautiful botanical … Continue reading Beaming Blooms: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

New Orleans Charm: St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square

Beautiful St. Louis Cathedral alongside the lively Jackson Square is an iconic picture of the city of New Orleans. As planned, we were there on a Saturday afternoon and the sun decided to shine bright on a December day making the place look even more amazing. Jackson Square Jackson Square, a beautiful park in New Orleans is a National Historic Landmark and the statue of former US President Andrew Jackson graces the space. The park … Continue reading New Orleans Charm: St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square

New Orleans: A taste of french-style Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

A visit to the original 1862 coffee stand ‘Café Du Monde’ in New Orleans was one of the best part of our trip to this lovely city. It has the old world charm and serves the best beignets ever. A sunny winter day and from across the street, we saw the long line to get a table at the café. And we were in within a few minutes. … Continue reading New Orleans: A taste of french-style Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

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’

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

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

St Lawrence Market: Food Lovers’ Paradise

A one-stop location for buying organic groceries, savoring special preparations, learning how to bake a cake or becoming an expert chef, perfect for hosting a party, getting your couple portfolio shot, meeting friends over a cup of Victorian tea, having a good time with family, great for photography addicts, tasting specialty foods and getting that excellent piece of meat for the upcoming reunion. Undoubtedly, St … Continue reading St Lawrence Market: Food Lovers’ Paradise

Nature’s Artistry: Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave

Perfect weather in Poconos. Trip extended by another day. More time to explore gorgeous Pennsylvania. Checked in for the night after a wonderful day of zip-lining in the valley. The following day, we had to pick one of the two places to visit – Dingmans Falls or the Crystal Cave. Was a tough one, but we decided to see the caves. The GPS was kind … Continue reading Nature’s Artistry: Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave

Graffiti Alley: Slice of Toronto’s Vibrant Street Art

A loud burst of colors takes over the entire field of view sweeping one into the realm of imagination. That’s a Graffiti Alley moment. It’s surreal, to see the artistic sketches of underwater life covering a wall of the entire three-floor building, scary monsters popping from behind the cars, a peek into the future through a piece of looking glass, enormous blooming flowers mushrooming from beneath … Continue reading Graffiti Alley: Slice of Toronto’s Vibrant Street Art

Travel-filled Year 2014: A Look Back

T’was an year of travel for us. From Chicago to Los Angeles, New York to Death Valley, Las Vegas to Toronto and ending the year in India – we have been able to explore more of this beautiful world this year. And along with travelling, I also started the blog this year – so it has been even more wonderful. Began the year with celebrations … Continue reading Travel-filled Year 2014: A Look Back