When we went to apply for Siddharth’s passport at USPS, the clerk at Post Office commented that she wants to save money to visit Portugal. And went on to tell us about the religious significance ...
By the time we wrapped up the road trip to Douro Valley, it was time to find the home for the night, which was supposed to be set in the village of Vilar right outside ...
After a day in Lisbon, we rented a car (give yourself a few hours to rent the car. They work at a slightly slower pace), and headed north. If you are renting a car in ...
In no time, we hit the streets of Lisbon equipped with “Here We Go” gps app, and a tentative plan in mind to see the highlights. We just had given a day to the city ...
Just off of Hwy 1, 20-miles north of Santa Cruz, Año Nuevo State Park is a breeding ground for 10s of thousands of elephant seals. Every year between December and March, the elephant seals come to ...
It was Christmas holiday and we had been home bound for more than 3-months since the last trip to Columbia River Gorge. In between the little guy showed up in style !! He knew his parents have itchy-feet and recovery has to be quick. Few weeks after his birth, we were ready to hit the […]
It was the last stop of my long South East Asia journey that took me through Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. By then I had been on the road for almost 6-months, living out of a backpack. Hanoi is not where I entered Vietnam, but where I flew out of, back to home […]
I landed in Quito with absolutely no planning and couple of weeks in hand. It was one of those trips that I booked on a whim and had no intention of hitting the highlights. I had booked one night at a hostel room in downtown. That was my third trip to South America, I felt […]
August 2012, I was traveling alone in Colombia. Now that i think about back, it was my last solo trip 🙂 I fell so much in love with South America, and decided to take a 6-months off to travel in 2013, which led to fun life changes. Only a couple of hours away from the […]
It’s been a few weeks since my little one arrived, oh those sleepless nights and what feels like a constant feeding sessions, it’s time to reflect on the year filled with pregnancy and fun hiking trips. I was growing a human 24 hours/7 days a week, which is a lot of work 🙂 I […]
After a 26-days of hiking at Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Basecamp, we spent a few days at Pokhara. White water rafting and Chitwan National Park from Pokhara were pretty relaxing and much needed break from the hike. Came back to Kathmandu and flew to Lukla for the next adventure. Everest Basecamp this time- via Gokyo […]
What was originally a 3-day labor day weekend, came down to a day trip due to fire in the region. Here is what we ended up doing on a day-trip to Columbia River Gorge. Below is the order of waterfalls we covered on a day-trip. 1. Latourell Falls: ● Start point: Latourell Falls Trailhead ● […]
Friday night – we started driving around 7:30PM from bay area to Redding and stayed at a motel for the night. After a 6-hours of sleep, the day started early at 6-ish in the morning. From Redding the trail head is a good 2 hour drive from Redding to Weaverville. From Weaverville, head west on […]
Another gem of Santa Cruz mountains, the Henry Cowell State Park offers camping as well as day hike options. We did a 7.3 mile loop that took us through 4 river crossings, some waist deep. We started at Rincon Fire road parking lot and followed the trail for 1.2 miles. The first river crossing comes […]
No of days: 26 days ( ABC alone can be done in 8-9 days) Maximum Elevation: 5416m Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November. We hiked in September. Start From: Kathmandu End at: Pokhara No. of hours of walking: At a moderate pace anywhere from 5-8 hours. Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest peak […]