Scenic Gallatin Valley

Chose to drive through scenic highway 191 on our way to Billings driving through the beautiful Gallatin country with Gallatin river visible all along for hours. Its an awesome ride with many miles of breathtaking views of the valley.

Lodgepole pines and Subalpine fir trees at Gallatin Gateway area

#Gallatin National Forest #Day1#05282021

Columbia Icefield

A visit to the Athabasca Glacier is a “must” when you are in the area of the Columbia Icefield in the Canadian Rockies. Located on on the opposite side of the Interpretative Center, they provide a standard tourist bus to the glacier start point and then board a special snow coach bus up the deep glacier and you will not regret it! Beautiful snow covered field all the way up . (May 2016)

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a perfect morning sun

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment” ~ by Jane Austin

Mountain within reach

“Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude”~ by mine-quotes


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Trans Canada Highway

Inspiration by Walt Whitman ~ Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.
It is not far, it is within reach,
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born and did not know,
Perhaps it is everywhere on water and on land

2020 Travel Plan

Still unsure but no travel plans yet! Still pondering but given the current situation on the Corona Virus and its impact that affected the minds of travelers, its a tough decision. It won’t be until this crisis has completely halted but still, the world needs to recover.










Hello Spring!

March is finally here! Its officially Springtime! Buds are out, random tiny flowers are starting to show up. Weather is getting warmer. Seeing the sunshine makes my day!

Early spring is the time for vigorous change, a preparation for the heat-driven oppression that is to come ~ Henry Rollins

Jardim Botanico

A botanical garden in the city area, located in an upscale neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and quite far from a favela has millions of plant species unique to Brazil. Though I visited this place quite a while back and reminiscing the event, I spent almost 4 hours in this huge and beautiful garden. Be prepared to do a lot of walking!

Rio Favelas

Taken from our accommodation, Casa Caminho do Corcovado, in Cosme Velho, an area close to the Corcovado mountain where the famous Christo Redento statue is located.

Favelas are a common scene in Rio as they are mostly located on hill slopes with a very colorful theme. It can be seen as soon as you get into a transportation to your destination. A lot of tourists take a guided tour to the area. The area often has a very narrow and busy alley walkways.