Located in the Bernese highlands, 1650 metres above the Lauterbrunnen valley, is the most beautiful alpine village, Mürren.With only around 450 inhabitants, it is a car-free village, accessible only by cable cars either from Lauterbrunnen or from Stechelberg. One morning we drove from our Airbnb in Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and took the cable car up … Continue reading A day in a cozy Mountain village in the Alps
In 1911, the 19-year-old J.R.R. Tolkien hiked through the Swiss Alps – and of course through the Lauterbrunnen Valley with its steep rockfaces. Hardly anyone knew that he found his inspiration for the landscape in «Lord of the Rings» here. The Lauterbrunnen Valley was the inspiration behind Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings. Right … Continue reading Bernese Highlands – Lauterbrunnen
As a working mom of 2 (a pre-schooler and a baby), I have a lot on my plate right now. Here are some of the things I do to not lose my sanity, while also getting a lot accomplished and spending quality time with my kiddos (as much and as often as possible) . You … Continue reading Some tips to keep kids engaged while working from home
Toggenburg is located in the eastern part of Switzerland in canton St. Gallen. It lies between the mighty Säntis massif and the peaks of the seven Churfirsten mountains, where the Thur and Necker rivers take their course. One of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland, Toggenburg is composed of many villages like Wildhaus, Unterwasser, Alt St. … Continue reading Baumwipfelpfad Neckertal
This is a round-up of some of the books we've read in 2021 so far.
Summer is the best time in Switzerland. After the freezing cold days of Winter and rains in April/ May, people eagerly wait for summer to begin which is usually in the month of June. All the ski stuff, winter jackets, wraps and cardigans are put inside the closets and the summer shorts, floral dresses and … Continue reading Summer in Switzerland- Things we do as a Family
This blog began its journey in a quiet city called Tucson in Arizona, known for its majestic Saguaro Cacti and dramatic Sunsets. I lived there for 5 years, my husband even longer. Life as a newly married woman and then as a young mom, in a different culture was hard. I had no job, my … Continue reading Celebrating America in India- July 4th Thoughts and Activities with kids.
When you still can't travel, you think about the beautiful places you've visited in the past. It is almost as good as traveling! All that Snorkeling and beautiful encounters with the Coral Reef and marine life at Elephant Beach had us itching to learn more about the Andaman & Nicobar group of Islands. We made … Continue reading ANDAMAN- Hotel Ixzire and Jarawa Tribe
Not more than 2 hours from my home in Dachsen is the beautiful holiday destination of Flims. Tucked in the Canton of Grabunden, this place offers the perfect getaway for hiking, biking, swimming or other child-friendly activities. We visited this place and had a fabulous time before the kids were born. You can read all … Continue reading A Weekend in Flims
India is still in lockdown mode. We are unable to travel or visit our loved ones. Kids are stuck at home and having to sit through another year of online classes. Sometimes it feels like there's all the time in the World but nothing much to do! Now you can fuss and fret about it, … Continue reading 10 Things to do with kids at home
When your kids are bubbling with unlimited amount of energy, you've gotta find ways to release it! In Switzerland, kids are always encouraged to play outdoors. Nature is in abundance here. There are forests to walk in; mountains to hike, ski or sled upon; and lakes to swim in. It is a country with a … Continue reading 5 Family-friendly free Parks in UAE
I can't believe this tiny butterfly that flitted about all the time, SO out of anybody's reach, is now a Big Girl. Almost as tall as I am, Medha looks, talks and thinks much older than her actual age of 11. I sometimes forget that she's still a kid and share some of my ideas … Continue reading A Young lady or a Big girl- Medha turns 11.
A quiet getaway from Dubai into the Sun-kissed, sandy RAK or Ras Al Khaimah, full of pristine beaches, culture and beauty, to get our travel fix,
"Should we learn Blackjack or Poker now?", Madhav, my younger one, asks me. We learnt card games like Donkey, spoon, Rummy and Go Fish watching YouTube videos and now we play them in rotation. Madhav taught himself a few card tricks and now he offers free sessions as gifts on our birthdays. He resorts to … Continue reading Rubick’s Cube to Rummy – Turning 8 in COVID times
Read about a quick weekend getaway in Switzerland that is fun for the whole family!