Chitrashala: A Museum In The Clouds

Chitrashala: A Museum In The CloudsPosted on July 4, 2014 by aborrowedbackpack ...more

American Adventure- Highlights

Happy Fourth of July Y'all I am still jet lagged and working from 11.30 pm tonight. Bleugh.. I'm also nervously waiting for my results to come in from uni. EEEK....more

Vacation - Planning the Summer Getaway that Fits Your Family's Style and Budget

 Last summer, I wrote a blog for Huffington Post  about the perils of planning a family vacation, particularly in a year when money is an object and you’re dealing with varying wants and needs. We opted for a staycation, which is great if the weather co-operates and you can hit the beach or a pool every day (as it did). ...more

Tuscany is so yesterday. Why Umbria is the new place for Italian wine tasting

The Umbrian countrysideSo I promised some yummy tidbits from my recent trip to Umbria. So I'm starting with the wine tours....more

Protect Online Data When Traveling Abroad: Lesson Learned!

Last summer, my mom’s high school (for their reunion) sponsored a trip to China. It was an amazing experience for her – she got to see the Great Wall and some of the sites of the 2008 Olympics , she got to learn about other cultures and even picked up a few words in Mandarin, and she also got to find out first-hand about some of the hassles of traveling to a high-risk location!...more

An Expat's View On The World Cup

Somewhere in the past few weeks of the 2014 World Cup, I became a sports fan.Or actually, let's not take it that far. I became a fan of U.S. soccer.But let's go back a little bit first. It should be said that I've never been a sports fan. Like, at all. ...more

A day of Cherokee Indian culture

As my husband Ronnie, daughter GG and I headed to Cherokee, North Carolina from Tennessee, my thoughts wandered to what I've heard about the place.Cherokee, North Carolina not only houses a casino but is actually inhabited by the Cherokee, a native Indian tribe. When we arrived there, we saw signs around town printed in English and Cherokee....more

20 City Book Tour with Cornelius

Freely Speaking Inc., TheBabyTheBrandTheBusines, 20 City Book Tour kicked off June 2014. My son and I stepped out to show the first four cities why we are referred to as the aforementioned. We began our tour with a signing and adventure at Houston’s Zoo. Cornelius enjoyed many stops throughout the park where he was greeted by local celebrities as well as children who partook in the excitement of the day. Cornelius signed over 100 copies of his book Prince Cornelius and His Magical Friends....more

Vegan Eats in St. Petersburg

Surrounded by water you can imagine there is lots of water sporting and outdoor, waterfront dining. And in St. Pete, you will also find a booming art community (in the photo, that’s a giant mustache in front of the Dali museum!) and yep, lots of great plant based eats! Let’s check it out! St. Petersburg is a lovely sea and bayside town on the west coast of Florida....more