Inside Colorado’s Cannabis Culture

Inside Colorado’s Cannabis Culture

Ah, Colorado - intense blue skies, wildlife encounters, stunning landscapes, archeological ruins, winter wonderland, skiers paradise, and now the American pot smoker’s dream destination? Colorado Amendment 64 has created a new wave of tourism in the state:...

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Buzzed! Best Drinks of 2017

Buzzed! Best Drinks of 2017

Right on the heels of Best Eats of 2017, we have made a list of the Best Drinks of 2017. We sampled a range of beers, wines, smoothies, fruit juices, coffees, and teas throughout the year; some of these were just classics. We also went through a lot of Moscow Mules,...

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Ride the Polar Express at New Orleans, Louisiana

Ride the Polar Express at New Orleans, Louisiana

Yes, the Big Easy has a Polar Express! After we did the roundup of Polar Express trains in Texas, so many readers wanted to know holiday trains near them. So first up is New Orleans, because I’m in love with the city and it’s a perfect weekend away from Houston – we...

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10 Best Gifts for Children who love Trains

10 Best Gifts for Children who love Trains

S-Boy is one train-obsessed toddler. I’m sure you read all about our adventures at the Pumpkin Patch Express and all that research going into finding the best Polar Express in Texas. We celebrated Diwali (Indian Festival of Lights) last week and his grandparents sent...

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Know all about Polar Express train at Palestine, Texas

Know all about Polar Express train at Palestine, Texas

Okay, that's not Texas. Texas does not have snow but Texas does have some really great holiday trains. If you are feeling sorry for the recently cancelled West Texas Polar Express departing from Wolfforth Texas, here’s something to rejoice! The Texas State Railroad...

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Journey back in time at the Texas State Railroad

Journey back in time at the Texas State Railroad

On occasion of S-Boy’s birthday we decided to ride the Texas State Railroad on their Pumpkin Express. While that’s not the official name for this Halloween special ride, I love calling the train by that name since it’s so apt. The Texas State Railroad is a historic...

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Horses, roosters & Moai at Easter Island

Horses, roosters & Moai at Easter Island

8th September 2017 Travel to Easter Island for free? High-five! Easter Island is the one of the most expensive destinations to travel to because of its remoteness. However S-boy has done the unthinkable and traveled there for free as a lap child! C & I were delighted...

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15 Best Things to do in Los Angeles

15 Best Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, which literary means The Angels, promises a range of heavenly experiences for all types of tourists. Fondly known as the City of Angels, Los Angeles has a bevy of attractions that packs the famous Hollywood glitz and glamour, architectural wonders,...

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15 Best Things to do in Valparaiso, Chile

15 Best Things to do in Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso is a colorful, graffiti haven on the coast of Chile. Less than 2 hrs away from Santiago, this port city boasts of vibrant murals and art covering its twisting and climbing alleys. Known amongst locals and travelers as Valpo, the city has quaint cafes at...

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Dotted Globe’s 15 Photo Series: Valparaiso, Chile

Dotted Globe’s 15 Photo Series: Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso, located on the Pacific Coast of Chile, is one of the most beautiful cities I have seen till date. The city and its streets are bursting with a riot of colors in the form of richly painted houses, stunning art murals and space-defying graffiti in every hue....

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5 Books to read before visiting Easter Island

5 Books to read before visiting Easter Island

Easter Island is an enigmatic place. The mysterious stone statues carved and erected by the Rapa Nui people have enthralled mankind since their discovery. The key to understanding Easter Island and making most of your time there is in gaining an insight into the...

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Experience non-touristy side of Easter Island at Lemu Lodge

Experience non-touristy side of Easter Island at Lemu Lodge

Most visitors to Easter Island stay for a few days and base themselves out of Hanga Roa, see the main archeological sights on the island including Rano Raraku, Rano Kau, Ahu Tahai, Ahu Tongariki and Anakena Beach, and return to Santiago. Since C & I were visiting...

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