Cloud Forest Diary
Absence of real rain, even with a moist and swampy feeling can only be observed in a cloud forest. While rain forests are common, cloud forests are not simply because of the requirement of a certain altitude and formation of clouds through rainshadow regions. There are a few privately owned and maintained parks in Monteverde, that encapsulates the extreme biodiversity along with the geographical intricacies.Read more »
The Canyons – Grand Circle Trip
In a journey to unknowns, through barely traveled roads, with only a dream in mind, and the best friend for company, we set out to look at mother Earth atRead more »
Lua’u and a brief history of Hawaii
Long before Hawaii became the Aloha state (in 1959), the Polynesians used to celebrate events or special occasions (like end of a war, new era, throning of a king, childbirth, etc.) through a gathering that invariably had a wide spread of traditional recipes.Read more »
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, covering over 500 sq. miles of land covered with rock formations and fresh lava flow, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a heaven for Geologists. The Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes are the two shining stars in this park that is criss-crossed with trails and paved roads.Read more »
With its network of canals and artificial islands, the floating gardens of Xochimilco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encapsulates the superhuman efforts of Aztec folk to survive and thrive in severe hostile conditions.Read more »
Chichen Itza and the Cenotes
Nestled at the heart of one of the oldest Mayan cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichen-Itza is a complex ensemble of grand pyramids, ball courts, temple of warriors, wall of skulls and buildings with sophisticated geometry.Read more »
Nestled between volcanoes and active plate boundaries, built upon thousands of years’ worth of ancient civilizations, and buried under the perils of every modern metro city, Mexico City hosts million tourists every year. A complex combination of vibrant art, fascinating history..Read more »
Quebec City, QC
A mere 2.5 hours east of Montreal, this capital town of Quebec City province offers a plethora of options to be entertained and mesmerized. An utterly French speaking town, where nas parle Francais may cause overwhelm, at least in the local shops and food stalls.Read more »
Some of the greatest travel stories including art, history, and landscapes circle around the fascinating continent of Europe. Each country is vastly different from the other in terms of language, culture, food, and heritage. Home to some of the best vacation destinations, it offers something for everyone.
We begin with the island of United Kingdom slowly making our way to the others, covering some of the most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites.
With the Royal traditions and home of some of the early adopters of modern urban life, England continues to draw thousands of tourists every year. London, the capital, with its rich heritage and landmarks is the royal crown of the story.
The land of Braveheart and the liqueur Scotch, the highlands of Scotland is as fascinating as it can get. Rugged landscapes to historic landmarks to the distilleries, this country can bring a lot of joy to the casual traveler.
From the citadels of the Roman empire to the picturesque Amalfi coast, Italy has hundreds of options for the casual tourist and history buffs alike. Home of numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, we begin primarily by focusing on Rome but taking side trips to historic sites and Positano in the Amalfi coast.
Nederland in Dutch and incorrectly called Holland is an unique country, densely populated with majority of land at or below sea level. Once a major naval power and part of the holy Roman Empire, it had several colonies in the current Americas in the 19th century. Currently a constitutional monarchy, The Kingdom of Netherlands boasts an incredibly tolerant society, especially around the capital, Amsterdam.
Sitting at the helm of world politics, headquarters of EU and NATO, holding a rich heritage of renaissance architecture and home of a cosmopolitan population, Belgium is a relatively small country with a lot to offer. We begin by covering the capital city, Brussels.
Here is a map view. Click on the pins to navigate directly.