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Jul 25 2016

Dubai Trip

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Its been a busy summer with a trip to Chennai and a business trip within a few days of coming back. This India trip being one of the few trips where the whole family left at the same time – mom and dad usually fly out and return a couple of weeks apart to let […]

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Mar 15 2016

Sedona

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I had originally planned a day trip to Petrified Forest National Park from Phoenix but the 3 1/2 drive to the park dissuaded me and so we ended up going to Sedona, which was just an hour away. The drive through Sedona was along the aptly-named Red Rock Scenic byway which was flanked by red rock […]

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Mar 13 2016

Saguaro National Park

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Over the President’s Day long weekend in February, we made a trip to Phoenix to visit family. Naturally, I scouted for day trips close to Phoenix and ended up visiting two nice spots. First on the list was Saguaro National Park. The national park is a little unique in that it is split into two areas […]

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Sep 20 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 7

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On our last day – or rather half day, since we had to exit the park in the afternoon to reach the airport –  at the Glacier National Park, we visited the Two Medicine area. This was again on the east side of the park but south of the Many Glacier area and so the […]

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Sep 13 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 6

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The plan for day 6 was our second day hike of the trip – the hike to Iceberg Lake. At almost 10 miles this trail was longer than the Grinnell Glacier trail but the elevation increase wasn’t as much and so it wasn’t considered as strenuous. Since we liked the ranger-led hike to Grinnell Glacier, […]

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Sep 02 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 5

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Since day 5 was sandwiched between two days of long, strenuous hiking, we decided to take it easy. First we hiked John’s Lake Loop. The hike through the forest gave us only a glimpse of John’s Lake through the trees. But the trail led to the very pretty McDonald Falls. The waterfall was on McDonald […]

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Aug 25 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 4

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On day 4 in the park, we had only one item on the agenda – the 8-mile hike to see Grinnell Glacier. This was definitely the longest hike we’d ever done and to make things scarier, all the descriptions categorized the hike as “strenuous” owing to its 2500 feet ascent. So we decided to join […]

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Aug 14 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 3

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We visited Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada on day 3. While Glacier NP is on the US side, Waterton Lakes NP is on the Canadian side and together the two parks make up 1 large park called Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. That is what it says at the entrance to the park and […]

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Aug 04 2015

Glacier National Park Trip – Day 1

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It was a bit of a late start after the late flight the previous night. After a quick stop at the Apgar Visitor Center, which is close to the Western entrance, we caught the park shuttle to the trailhead for the Avalanche Lake hike (the park shuttle system was nice but since there were only […]

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Jul 23 2014

India Trip 2014

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Long breaks on this blog are usually the result of one of two things – a vacation to India or writer’s block. Thankfully, it was the former that led to this 3 week-long break this time around. As the usual post-vacation blues descend on me, here is a quick summary of the trip. The highlight […]

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