5 Australian Winter Adventures

In a country where temperatures can soar close to 50 degrees celsius during summer, it’s hard to believe that during winter, Australia, can transform into a winter wonderland. Australians are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying time off during winter and here are 5 activities you can enjoy in Australia when the weather starts getting chilly. Continue reading “5 Australian Winter Adventures”

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Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah

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Last weekend we embarked on our second hike in Utah. We chose the Crimson Trail. We thought 3 miles were doable. What we didn’t realize is that the loop includes the Riverside Nature Trail and a little piece of trail to get to the beginning of Crimson Trail making the whole trip about 4.5 miles. Also, the trail was not an easy trail with an elevation gain of about 1000 feet and lots of steep, snowy, icy, and I must say, treacherous areas.  Continue reading “Hiking The Crimson Trail in Logan, Utah”

Around The World In 14 Hot Drinks

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This time of year is the best for cozying up with a hot drink to warm our hands, bodies, and minds. We all have our favorit, and different cultures around the world have popular and traditional warm drinks from atole in Mexico – a masa (corn flour) based sweet drink, to matcha tea in Japan.

Read on to find out about more drinks and their unique ingredients from around the world. Maybe you’ll like to try something new and exotic.  Continue reading “Around The World In 14 Hot Drinks”

An Impromptu Winter Roadtrip To Mt Hood, Oregon

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We have now visited Mt Hood during summer in 2014, and during winter of this year. It has a very different atmosphere on each season and of course the temperature and the amounts of snow are quite different but it is always a treat.  Continue reading “An Impromptu Winter Roadtrip To Mt Hood, Oregon”

Magical Portland in The Winter

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When we first arrived to Oregon last year, we had come from a very long trip from India and we were planning to stay temporarily. Our finances were also pretty tight. This year we find ourselves living in the country about 35 miles from the city of Portland which we have been visiting every weekend for a few weeks.

Portland during the holidays is pretty magical. They have a giant Christmas tree at the heart of Portland, the Pioneer Courthouse Square, they have lights on the trees, people are joyful and out and about and movie theaters are playing old and new Christmas movies.

You can get a glimpse of this magic with the photos below: Continue reading “Magical Portland in The Winter”

Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon

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Last weekend we decided to grab our most hiking-appropriate clothes and drive an hour and a half towards Mt. Hood, Oregon.

On the way there, we decided to stop where a few cars were parked on Highway 26 and headed towards the Mirror Lake Trail which we hiked in sub 20 degrees Fahrenheit and in a hurry because we started late. I was very proud of myself by the end of it as I had only hiked once before in my life and it was mostly just a long walk in a state park during a nice day. Continue reading “Hiking In The Snow For The First Time – Mirror Lake Trail, Oregon”

Travel By Snow

This is how I feel when it snows.

With all the snow falling in Portland in the last couple of days, I’ve been in a snow craze and inspired by it I stared thinking about all the places in the world I have experienced snow.

I have experienced snow in 9 different places around the world. In chronological order, here are photos of the places where I’ve had the pleasure to play with snow. Continue reading “Travel By Snow”