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Camping in Yosemite - 2019link to Camping in Yosemite 2019

Camping in Yosemite 2019

After last year’s successful First Camping Experience, we knew that we wanted to go back this year for Camping in Yosemite! But things were a little uncertain at the beginning of the year and we didn’t get to book a site. Then, we got lucky at the last minute as my cousin had booked a couple of camping sites and we could join them. To be honest, camping is not my happy break from daily routine. It’s not exactly comfortable sleeping in the tent and waiting in line to take a shower! But, once a year, I do look forward…

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Three Days in Seattle

Our New Year started with a short trip to Seattle. We explored the city and had a quick cooking demo along cookbook signing at Book Larder. We had been to Seattle before but it was only for a short few hours during our Portland trip. However, that was during pre-baby phase. Avyan loves traveling and as soon as we mentioned about Seattle, all we had to hear for one week was “When are we going there?”. Clearly, we shouldn’t have announced it that early. Anyways, the three days in Seattle were amazing with lots of strolling around, eating almost non-stop…

Goa Trip - Photo by Kankana Saxena (Playful Cooking)link to Four Days In Colorful Goa

Four Days In Colorful Goa

After spending the last four days in Goa, getting back to the normal routine was not easy! We love to travel and every time we visit a new location, we exhaust ourselves by exploring every single corner and all the tourist-y spots. But the Goa trip was very unusual and we cautiously made it that way. The plan was to go lazy, no market visit, no shopping, just enjoy sea, sand, eat and drink all kind of delicious yumminess we could get access to. We spent two days in North Goa and two days in South Goa. While North Goa…

Rajasthan Trip | Kankana Saxena Photographylink to Rajasthan Trip – Part 2

Rajasthan Trip – Part 2

Here are few more photographs from our Rajasthan trip that have been waiting very patiently to be shared. If you read my last two posts, you would know what took this long! After exploring Jaisalmer and a little bit of Jodhpur, we took second part of the long drive, 12 hrs to Udaipur. It was tiring and I wished there were more frequent flights between these two places. We could have saved so much time! Thankfully, our driver was sweet enough to stop by whenever we requested him and he also kept us entertained with all the fun stories about…

Rajasthan Trip | Kankana Saxena Photographylink to Rajasthan Trip – Part 1

Rajasthan Trip – Part 1

We started this year with an ambitious plan. 8 days of road trip in Rajasthan! As crazy as it sounded, we couldn’t help getting excited. Our first family vacation, finally! I always wanted to visit this place, enjoy the rich culture, colors and their food. But with a baby, was that a good idea? We were freaking out.

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A Weekend In Portland

The beautiful city of Portland has many nicknames. It's called the City of Roses, Bridgetown, Stumptown, Rip City and Soccer City USA. I think the perfect nickname for this beautiful place should be 'Green Land'. The first thing we noticed on reaching Portland was the abundance of green -- beautiful green fields and huge green trees covering the entire city. One would love to get lost in them and we did that for next 2 days! There was a beautiful casual environment, fresh air, much less pollution and not very commercial. Coming from sunny California, it felt a little chilly…

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The Floating Market in Thailand – It was an amazing experience

Out of all the beautiful places we visited in Thailand, this tourist spot topped on my list. It's a market in the middle of a huge canal, where vendors float in their small boats selling local products. You can expect to find vegetables, fruits, clothes, bags, shoes, spices.. almost anything you are looking for.

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A trip to Hong Kong and Macau

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey." - Pat Conroy Two amazing places in four days! It may sound crazy but we somehow managed to visit all the beautiful spots in Hong Kong and Macau within four days. There were sleepless nights and tired legs but at the end, it was all worth it.