Huntington Gardens

On of my favorite gardens in California are the Huntington Botanical Gardens. The 120 acres feature 16 themed gardens and there is always something blooming. I can visit many times, and each time I’ll discover something new and enjoy the parts that I have fond memories of. This time, various camellias around the gardens, the […]

California Missions

The Spanish missions are part of California’s rich history. Before California became the 31st state in 1850, it was first colonized by the Spanish (1769 – 1821) and then became a part of Mexico (1821 – 1848). The 21 missions built between 1769 and 1833, were founded by Spanish Franciscan priests to try and convert […]

Postcard from San Francisco

San Francisco is a city which holds a certain fascination for many. It’s a vibrant city with several ethnic neighborhoods (I have fond memories of having Dim Sum in Chinatown on the weekends), many museums, a long history of being a LGBTQ-friendly city, plenty of sports options, famous bridges and much more. We spent the […]

Early Morning

Early this morning, I looked out the window and saw fog and rays of sun. Although I knew I was about 15-20 min too late, I grabbed my camera and headed out. The last few days were rainy and very stormy, and I was in need of some sun knowing the rain would be back […]

Postcard from Zuoz

Canton Graubünden is one of my favorite cantons, and I go there whenever possible. It was easy to decide to go there for the weekend when looking for a place to go cross-country skiing. Not only are there many options there, it is also utterly beautiful. This time we stayed at the Swiss Historic Hotel […]