USA Archive

  • “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ― George Eliot Between summer and winter, there is  fall, a transitional phase when each leaves of the tree turns into golden, yellow and red before shedding themselves, paints the landscape in riots of color, before embracing harsh and cold winter nights in their bare branches . We are expected to be sad because soon the […]

    Fall in the dreamy Smoky mountains

    “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ― George Eliot Between summer and winter, there is  fall, a transitional phase when each leaves of the tree turns into golden, yellow and red before shedding themselves, paints the landscape in riots of color, before embracing harsh and cold winter nights in their bare branches . We are expected to be sad because soon the […]

  • Two weeks of travelling through the wild – wild west of America, hopping through six national parks and enduring through the range of climatic conditions, we are finally back with tired limbs, overwhelming experience, some lifelong memories and few mind-boggling three thousand plus images and bucket full of stories for you. Let me download everything first !  I need some real vacation now ! Before my hypnotic mind get restored to its original frame, let me brief you quickly about […]

    Yosemite rim fire – should you visit Yosemite or not ?

    Two weeks of travelling through the wild – wild west of America, hopping through six national parks and enduring through the range of climatic conditions, we are finally back with tired limbs, overwhelming experience, some lifelong memories and few mind-boggling three thousand plus images and bucket full of stories for you. Let me download everything first !  I need some real vacation now ! Before my hypnotic mind get restored to its original frame, let me brief you quickly about […]

  • This is the concluding part of our long Florida series.  To be at “Miami” or not to be …. well ! We have to stay in Miami for two reasons – one for return flight  and other for its proximity to Everglades. So in short we spend one and half day at Miami. Thankfully enough,  weather was cool in Miami and we did enjoyed partially though , just strolling through the streets, stopped at some curio shops, and sampled foods […]

    An un inspired day at Miami and few good moments !

    This is the concluding part of our long Florida series.  To be at “Miami” or not to be …. well ! We have to stay in Miami for two reasons – one for return flight  and other for its proximity to Everglades. So in short we spend one and half day at Miami. Thankfully enough,  weather was cool in Miami and we did enjoyed partially though , just strolling through the streets, stopped at some curio shops, and sampled foods […]

  • Sanibel Sanibel ? what is that ? A beach in Florida ? Florida ? you say? Isnt Florida is all about Disneyworld ? Yes it is. Then why we should go to Sanibel ? Minutes later, we were looking for hotels in Sanibel !   I have seen beautiful picturesque beaches before, beaches where you will want to spend the rest of your lives lying on that crystal white sandy coast, but I have never seen a beach full of […]

    Sanibel and Everglades national park , Florida – on alligators, panthers and anhinga trail

    Sanibel Sanibel ? what is that ? A beach in Florida ? Florida ? you say? Isnt Florida is all about Disneyworld ? Yes it is. Then why we should go to Sanibel ? Minutes later, we were looking for hotels in Sanibel !   I have seen beautiful picturesque beaches before, beaches where you will want to spend the rest of your lives lying on that crystal white sandy coast, but I have never seen a beach full of […]

  • I know this space has been silent for over a week, you must be annoyed at my inconsistency in blogging , well I understand that. Summer is in full swing now and that means more outdoor activities will be waiting for us. We will keep you updated with that and before starting with my new adventures, let me first finish this Florida backlogs. I hate backlogs but sometimes has to deal with it. So here we are again after taking […]

    Magic Kingdom & EPCOT – Disney World Orlando

    I know this space has been silent for over a week, you must be annoyed at my inconsistency in blogging , well I understand that. Summer is in full swing now and that means more outdoor activities will be waiting for us. We will keep you updated with that and before starting with my new adventures, let me first finish this Florida backlogs. I hate backlogs but sometimes has to deal with it. So here we are again after taking […]

  • Continuing from my previous post on  Disney World - Animal kingdom park, which am sure you have loved it,  on this weekend travel post we are portraying Universal Studios through our lens. Universal studio is very fascinating, the buildings, the streets, the towns all modeled after their famous movies is worth seeing, worth visiting and we spent little over half a day there. For the shrimp lovers, Bubba Gump shrimps has their restaurant right there near the entrance to the park. Food […]

    Universal Studios Orlando – a photo essay

    Continuing from my previous post on  Disney World – Animal kingdom park, which am sure you have loved it,  on this weekend travel post we are portraying Universal Studios through our lens. Universal studio is very fascinating, the buildings, the streets, the towns all modeled after their famous movies is worth seeing, worth visiting and we spent little over half a day there. For the shrimp lovers, Bubba Gump shrimps has their restaurant right there near the entrance to the park. Food […]

  • We are back with exciting stories from Florida and I can not tell you how much we have enjoyed our days there. Florida is all about Disney world and at the same time beyond Disney is what defines Florida. Orlando no longer belongs to Florida or US only, it has assumed the stature of an international city, people from all walks of life, from all over the world flocked to see what a magical fantasy kingdom has been created by Walt Disney. To summarize the experiences […]

    Animal Kingdom park – Disney’s best kept secret

    We are back with exciting stories from Florida and I can not tell you how much we have enjoyed our days there. Florida is all about Disney world and at the same time beyond Disney is what defines Florida. Orlando no longer belongs to Florida or US only, it has assumed the stature of an international city, people from all walks of life, from all over the world flocked to see what a magical fantasy kingdom has been created by Walt Disney. To summarize the experiences […]

  • Yes you have read it right ! We are going to Disneyworld finally !!! I know Disneyworld is specially for kids and we might be little out-of-place, but it has many more fantastic things for the adults like the EPCOT worldshowcase and Animal Kingdom, who would not love those jungle safaris and not to mention the magical castle of Cinderella !  Disneyworld has lots to offer and it has something for everyone, quiet literally. How to Reach Orlando : Now before heading to my itinerary, let […]

    Disneyworld and my Florida itinerary

    Yes you have read it right ! We are going to Disneyworld finally !!! I know Disneyworld is specially for kids and we might be little out-of-place, but it has many more fantastic things for the adults like the EPCOT worldshowcase and Animal Kingdom, who would not love those jungle safaris and not to mention the magical castle of Cinderella !  Disneyworld has lots to offer and it has something for everyone, quiet literally. How to Reach Orlando : Now before heading to my itinerary, let […]

  • New York is perhaps the most vibrant, lively and chaotic city in the world, full of life, beautiful, amazing, a city that never sleeps and no word can ever describe the spirit of New York.  A city of many contradictions and opinions, where art thrives and shines in every dusky corner of the city, city of graffiti, theaters, music, fashion and undoubtedly the food capital of the world. There is certain insanity in the air of New York and it consumes you […]

    Essential New York travel guidelines for the first-timers

    New York is perhaps the most vibrant, lively and chaotic city in the world, full of life, beautiful, amazing, a city that never sleeps and no word can ever describe the spirit of New York.  A city of many contradictions and opinions, where art thrives and shines in every dusky corner of the city, city of graffiti, theaters, music, fashion and undoubtedly the food capital of the world. There is certain insanity in the air of New York and it consumes you […]

  • “… coming annually in an endless migration from colder climates, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives ” {adapted from Brian Moore} Lake Matamuskeet in North Carolina is largest natural lake of the state and is shallow coastal lake of depth range between 2-3 ft and is full of nutrients, dotted with cypress trees is home to winter migratory birds from the colder climatic zones. Geographically speaking, the lake is a wetlands depression that fills with […]

    Lake Matamuskeet – North Carolina

    “… coming annually in an endless migration from colder climates, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives ” {adapted from Brian Moore} Lake Matamuskeet in North Carolina is largest natural lake of the state and is shallow coastal lake of depth range between 2-3 ft and is full of nutrients, dotted with cypress trees is home to winter migratory birds from the colder climatic zones. Geographically speaking, the lake is a wetlands depression that fills with […]

  • “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ” ~ John Muir … and so on a Sunday morning we packed some banana pecan quick breads, along with some tea and decided to spend the day in the woods …  sat beside the pristine Falls lake in Wake forest and enjoyed the […]

    Hiking in the woods @ Falls lake NC

    “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ” ~ John Muir … and so on a Sunday morning we packed some banana pecan quick breads, along with some tea and decided to spend the day in the woods …  sat beside the pristine Falls lake in Wake forest and enjoyed the […]

  • I know I am little lazy in posting my travel post or weekend getaways, time flies away, season changes and almost another quarter of this year is about to complete, but before it hit exactly 365 days, let me take you to the beautiful coastal town or city of Newport, in Rhode Island, a small unglamorous state whose existing is almost overshadowed by the towering neighbouring Massachusetts state. After moving to Rhode Island in last June, on one fine and […]

    Postcard from Newport – a cliff walk along the Atlantic

    I know I am little lazy in posting my travel post or weekend getaways, time flies away, season changes and almost another quarter of this year is about to complete, but before it hit exactly 365 days, let me take you to the beautiful coastal town or city of Newport, in Rhode Island, a small unglamorous state whose existing is almost overshadowed by the towering neighbouring Massachusetts state. After moving to Rhode Island in last June, on one fine and […]

  • “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ” Albert Camus Best time to visit : Mid September till Mid October And once you are in New England region of USA, you will know how true it is. Seasons are more pronounced here, sun now sets at 7 in the evening slowly pushing us into shorter days, sky is bright and clear, with zillions of stars glittering in the night, air is cool and crisp, evening strolls […]

    new england fall foliage – the most scenic drives on a day trip

    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ” Albert Camus Best time to visit : Mid September till Mid October And once you are in New England region of USA, you will know how true it is. Seasons are more pronounced here, sun now sets at 7 in the evening slowly pushing us into shorter days, sky is bright and clear, with zillions of stars glittering in the night, air is cool and crisp, evening strolls […]

  • If it is 4th of July and you are in US of A, where would you go ? Off course boston, if you hadn’t been there before and if you happen to live in New England region. First I thought I will title the post as historic city of Boston, but then we barely capture the spirit of boston, as the trip was highly focussed on New England aquarium. When we started in the morning, it was hot and muggy […]

    new england aquarium and old state house @ boston

    If it is 4th of July and you are in US of A, where would you go ? Off course boston, if you hadn’t been there before and if you happen to live in New England region. First I thought I will title the post as historic city of Boston, but then we barely capture the spirit of boston, as the trip was highly focussed on New England aquarium. When we started in the morning, it was hot and muggy […]

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