Just A&E Things

Dear Reader, All our best trips end with my ending up in an Emergency room somewhere. It's happened so many times that it's not a coincidence any more; it's a proven fact. My sibling swears that I've always been clumsy, awkward and accident-prone, and my parents never took me to emergency departments back in India "because … Continue reading Just A&E Things

That time when you hiccuped for an hour in Washington State

Time for another Yolek travel story. Till date we've lost our passports and thrown up on a boat in Florida but were woefully underprepared for visiting the fiery depths of hell in cool and placid Washington state of all places. So let's place ourselves in Yolek's shoes spending a long weekend at the faux-Bavarian village … Continue reading That time when you hiccuped for an hour in Washington State

Gainesville (FL), USA

Best time to visit: College football season during a game (Sept - Dec) or Spring. Reasons to visit Alligators & North Florida natural beauty: Gainesville is home to thousands of students each year and many more visitors (parents or football visitors). Many of them have not visited the amazing parks / reserves in Alachua county … Continue reading Gainesville (FL), USA

A fun day at Universal Orlando

This is another throwback post, this time to our anniversary that was spent in Florida. We spent a day at Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando (not to be confused with Universal Studios next door). It was a colorful (or more correclty, colourful) day spent in one of the most visited theme parks in the world. … Continue reading A fun day at Universal Orlando

That time when you threw up on a boat in Florida

Dear Reader, Long time no sea. No, seriously. It has been ages since Yoda and Dalek have ventured to the warm sands and blue waters. Now that autumn is slowly taking over and painting the town orange, I, as a wise being, can only reminisce about careless days spent in the sun during our visit … Continue reading That time when you threw up on a boat in Florida

Phoenix & Greater Phoenix Area, USA

Best time to visit: Not in peak summer or peak winter (desert climate). As it gets really hot, stay hydrated. Reasons to visit Be amazed at Desert Botanical Garden: Any trip to PHX must include a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden (it's free on the 2nd Tuesday of each month if that helps in … Continue reading Phoenix & Greater Phoenix Area, USA

Portland (OR), USA – An effortlessly cool city

Best time to visit: Spring / Summer Moniker: The City of Roses Reasons to visit To live Portland's quirks: Portland might be the coolest city in the world (definitely one of our favourite cities in the world). The quirks of Portland,which you will see many of, make up the city's vibe. Fans of the TV show Portlandia … Continue reading Portland (OR), USA – An effortlessly cool city

Yosemite National Park, USA

Reasons to visit: Unparalleled natural grandeur: Yosemite National Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, especially if you are into mountains and waterfalls. John Muir, who is considered the father of the U.S. national parks system, wrote about how he was overwhelmed by Yosemite's landscapes & lived a number … Continue reading Yosemite National Park, USA

Atlanta, USA

Best Time to Visit: Anytime except winter. Reasons to Visit: The Georgia aquarium: It may sound weird to list an aquarium as the No. 1 reason to visit a city but believe us when we say that the Georgia Aquarium is not just any aquarium. It is the world's 2nd largest aquarium containing 10 MILLION … Continue reading Atlanta, USA

11 Seattle Things To Do By Public Transit

Skip to How to Use Seattle Public Transit, if needed Go Atop the Space Needle The Space Needle is a Seattle icon & offers sweeping views of the city & Puget sound on a clear day. It is part of the Seattle Centre complex that also includes other attractions mentioned in 2 & 3 below. … Continue reading 11 Seattle Things To Do By Public Transit