Hotel Diego de Velasquez, a utilitarian stay in Santiago

Hotel Diego de Velasquez, a utilitarian stay in Santiago

While C & I had roamed the colorful streets and rickety funiculars of Valparaiso after we landed in Chile, we still had to explore the culinary scene of Santiago and its cosmopolitan neighborhoods. The plan was to take in as many tourist sites as we could during our...

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Relaxing weekend in San Antonio at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Relaxing weekend in San Antonio at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

C & I strive to focus on immersive and authentic experiences while traveling. That has led us to desert camping in a Bedouin tent while in Jordan and enjoying the beautiful Islamic décor of the luxurious Sapphire Plaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar. As I searched for a place...

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Dorrego’s – Argentinean dinner on San Antonio Riverwalk

Dorrego’s – Argentinean dinner on San Antonio Riverwalk

What do you do when you crave Argentinean food in San Antonio? You head over to Dorrego’s on the Riverwalk. Dorrego’s is the latest entrant to the diverse San Antonio dining scene. Created by Chef Anthony Mesa, the restaurant is named after Plaza Dorrego, famous...

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Lunch under the colorful umbrellas of Casa Rio

Lunch under the colorful umbrellas of Casa Rio

Chances are when you think of San Antonio Riverwalk you think of the colorful umbrellas lining the Riverwalk and the Spanish Colonial brown building modestly hidden behind them. A plaque near the entrance thanks the founders, Alfred F. Beyer and his wife, for first...

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Elephants and more at the Houston Zoo

Elephants and more at the Houston Zoo

16th July 2017 Last weekend we visited the Houston Zoo. This was our 3rd or 4th visit since we bought the Family Membership back in February. Our boy simply loves the animals. He is still not talking but can imitate about a dozen animal noises. He recognizes all the...

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Waterwall Again

Waterwall Again

11th June 2017 Time for our monthly visit to the Houston Waterwall Park! S-boy ran around on the lawn and watched older kids play ball. He’s slowly getting into the age where he’s interested in observing other children; I’m waiting for the day when he actually wants...

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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

13th May 2017 This weekend has been all about early morning fun at the Water wall Park. It’s been so hot that C & I prefer to go out early morning and laze around the house in the afternoon. As usual we lazed on the lawn, walked up to the Fountain and enjoyed the...

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A Day at the Beach

3rd June 2017 Raise your hand if you forgot to take swim clothes to the beach! So we spent Saturday at Galveston Island to check out their Sandcastle competition. We were prepared for a day of lounging on the beach and playing about in the sand. We packed food,...

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Chasing the butterflies at Cockrell Butterfly Center

20th May 2017 So this weekend one of my bestie’s came to town and we went to see Houston’s Butterfly Center in the museum complex. I literally bring everyone who visits me to the Butterfly Center and Waterwall; they are by far my favorite places in Houston. This was...

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Father’s Day Special

18th June 2017 S-boy’s 2nd Father’s Day! My two boys horsed around with some caps they discovered in the closet. After refusing to wear a cap or hat of any kind since he was born, S-boy is finally in a phase where he thinks they are cool. Then he was hungry so we went...

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Melt in the mouth Sno Cones at Bahama Buck’s

Melt in the mouth Sno Cones at Bahama Buck’s

Being native Punekars and spending a few years in Mumbai, C & I are big fans of shaved ice. We are always on the hunt for shaved ice, sno cones & Italian Ice selling establishments, food trucks and shacks. Recently Bahama Buck's opened a store close to us and off...

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Inside Velvet tacos world of eclectic fusion

Inside Velvet tacos world of eclectic fusion

Last Sunday was pretty typical. C made pancakes; S-boy first watched him make them and then gorged a big fluffy one. That’s one of our weekend things! I amble in by the time the first one’s done and entertain S with stories as he eats. Then we went to the Zoo. That’s...

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Burgers-n-more at Laikh House Gourmet cafe

Burgers-n-more at Laikh House Gourmet cafe

Happy Father’s Day y’all! We planned to celebrate by going out for brunch but by the time we all got ready it was almost lunch time. That is a common occurrence around our family! Does that keep happening to you too? As it was late and S was super hungry, we decided...

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Christmas in Helen

Christmas in Helen

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Blairsville GA – Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Blairsville GA – Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

Blairsville, GA is an Appalachian town in northern part of the state. I was in the area for Memorial Day weekend and heard about Blairsville’s annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival held the last weekend in May. The festival is held in historic Town Square area and...

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Liebster Award! Yay!

Liebster Award! Yay!

A small win! Imagine my delight when I found out I was nominated for a Liebster award! Something I never imagined, since I started my blog less than a month ago. So what is the Liebster Award? "The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and...

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A perfect day in Chicago, the Windy City

A perfect day in Chicago, the Windy City

Chicago has been inspiring architects, writers, celebrities, locals and tourists since decades. The Windy City rose from its own ashes, like the mythical phoenix, after the Great Chicago Fire and continues to soar into the sky even today. Frank Lloyd Wright, the great...

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