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

10 Best Things to do in Toronto

Visiting Toronto, don’t miss out on the ‘10 best things to do’ in this beautiful city. No matter what season it is, this city will dazzle you with its beauty. Here – the summer sun shines brilliantly on the gleaming water of Lake Ontario, fall colors create paintings in the air, the winter snow decorates the city streets and spring’s bright blooms cheer up the … Continue reading 10 Best Things to do in Toronto

Blind Tiger: Scrumptious Cajun-Creole Lunch in Shreveport

On our recent visit to Shreveport, enjoying a Cajun-creole meal at ‘Blind Tiger’ was on the top of the things to do. And that’s where we had lunch to begin our day in this lovely city. The casual vibe, its great location and the tempting food – make it an ideal place to stop by, when in Louisiana. Our scrumptious meal included: Floridays Martini A martini makes a good start, damn … Continue reading Blind Tiger: Scrumptious Cajun-Creole Lunch in Shreveport

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’

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

Mysore Palace: Finest Gem of the City of Palaces

Mysore Palace is one of the most beautiful Palaces of India. Completed in 1912, with a few additions in later years, it is exquisitely designed. Part of the day trip itinerary to Mysore, this time I traveled with my parents, sister & my one-year old niece. We reached the Palace around one, bought the tickets and entered the grounds. The first thing, we had to … Continue reading Mysore Palace: Finest Gem of the City of Palaces

Bushkill Falls: Wonders of Poconos

‘I think we should go for the Blue Trail’. ‘No, the Red Trail covers all the eight falls, we should do this’. Well, that was our first day in Poconos and it began with the trail discussion – which went back & forth for sometime until we agreed to do the Red Trail. It wasn’t a bad decision after all. Ready with our hiking boots … Continue reading Bushkill Falls: Wonders of Poconos