An amateur’s guide: Hallstatt

Beginning the Eastern/Central Europe series, with my “Windows wallpaper” destination – Hallstatt. Although destinations like Paris and London are on every girl’s dream list, I dreamed of visiting this little Austrian town since the age of 12. Well, let me share with you my guide to this 7,000 years old fairy tale town watched over…

An amateur’s guide: 6 reasons to fall in love with Chicago

Every city in the states has a charm of its own. But Chicago has my heart. Let me share with you my list of amazing things that you can only enjoy best in Chicago. Stuffed deep dish pizza at Giordano’s: If food is always on your mind, you cannot miss this comfort food. Deep dish…

An amateur’s guide: 5 Things To Know About Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

Are you planning your first relaxing getaway to the Caribbean? Are you looking for some pampering at a luxurious all-inclusive? No worries. I shall help you with 5 tips, learnt from my experiences, that can make your Caribbean All-Inclusive holiday, just perfect! 🙂 1. Know the demography of your all-inclusive resort Not literally! Each all-inclusive…

An amateur’s guide: The Iceland Bucketlist

Untouched black sand, humongous mountains, stunning waterfalls, sizzling volcanoes, the magical Aurora Borealis, slow moving glaciers giving birth to gigantic icebergs and every other wonder that Nature can offer, you name it and you will find it in Iceland! This island country, with places named as tongue-twisters, will never disappoint you whether you spend a…

An amateur’s guide: San Francisco (Part 2)

Here I am, as promised, back with another chapter from the San Francisco guide. In the first leg, we walked through most of the touristy city sights and star highlights; let me now take you to relaxing weekend spots, colorful streets and more! In case you missed my last post- An amateur’s guide: San Francisco…

An amateur’s guide: San Francisco (Part 1)

pic101: Golden gate lookout- Battery Spencer Each city has its own charm. But, I totally feel at home when I see people, busy streets, glitzy skylines, bustling wee hours and more (yes of course, it reminds me of Mumbai!). You have all of that and a lot to explore when in San Francisco. With the…

10 songs that will make you smile!

To my surprise and delight, I was accidentally struck by a playlist of old pop songs over the last weekend riding along beautiful roads by the ocean; almost making me emotional (temporarily!) in happiness (sob). Here I am sharing my top list, that shall trigger some memories of an era almost over a decade ago….

Happy 65!

I am 65 years old. My maybe-grandchildren walk upto me, and ask me in varied accents, “Granny tell us stories of all the fun things you did when you were young”, and I glare at them from above my thick black glasses (not sure of myopia/hyperopia!) and sulk to begin, “I had fun until I…

3 romantic flicks that you cannot miss!

I am an ardent fan of old-school romance, even in this universe overloaded with ‘feminism’, flattery comes to me easy-peasy when holding doors, pulling chairs, lending a hand, and tinges of chivalry that say ‘I care’ sparkle the everyday life! *drools* <back on point> Hasn’t the romance bug bit you yet? Never mind. Try these…

An amateur’s guide: Colorado

  Laziness comes complimentary with me. But, nevertheless my “eagle’s eye” (like a friend of mine pokes!) in observing “minutely” all that surrounds me, supplies the food for my blog. Enough vanity! As we migrate from place to place, it is human nature, to adapt to almost any lifestyle. Experiences of a kind, that is…