Rocky Mountain Road Trip | Jackson, Wyoming to Meeker, Colorado

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog post to share our most recent adventure: a road trip from to Trappers Lake and the Flat Top Wilderness Area in Colorado. We left Jackson Hole first thing last Friday after three solid days of rain; the early morning departure rewarded us with stunning views of the Tetons and its mantle of fresh snow. Intermittent fog blanketed the valley as we headed … Continue reading Rocky Mountain Road Trip | Jackson, Wyoming to Meeker, Colorado

Cascade Canyon, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Now for something completely different! | Hiking in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Sometimes, there is no place like home, especially when that happens to be a short drive from one of the most magical places on earth (and I am not talking about Disneyland).  Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) may be overshadowed by its neighbor to the north (Yellowstone), but for many of us, it is “the park,” as in “I’m going biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, snow-shoeing, … Continue reading Now for something completely different! | Hiking in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia

Awesome Oslo – part 1

Oslo exudes a modern esthetic all its own.  While it may not have the charm of its Scandinavian counterparts Stockholm and Copenhagen, the Norwegian capital is firmly committed to the 21st century with stunning architecture and a vast underground highway network that makes it a pedestrian friendly city. Aker Brygge is a relatively new neighborhood that is home to numerous restaurants, art galleries and trendy shops. … Continue reading Awesome Oslo – part 1

Mingalaba Myanmar – Part I – Inle Lake

Myanmar is at the top of my “re-visit” list.  The people are extremely friendly, the food is delicious and scenery is beyond compare.  Now is the time to plan a trip to Myanmar as November – March has the best weather (at least for those of us who dislike heat, humidity and monsoons).  There are many wonderful spots, but I highly recommend a night or … Continue reading Mingalaba Myanmar – Part I – Inle Lake

Double Vision in Venice, Italy

La Serenissima is undoubtedly one of the most photographed cities in the world. I think of her as a woman of mystery with many secrets to discover. When I took this shot, I imagined myself as a spy hoping to see more than what lies on the surface. Today’s post is based on Continue reading Double Vision in Venice, Italy

How I Remember

I spent this weekend at the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. This year’s theme was “How Do We Remember” and featured  Anthony Doerr, Mary Roach, William Dalrymple and a host of other talented authors.  Their presentations over the four days provided great food for thought especially regarding creative process and expression.  During one of the breaks, I went for a short hike over terrain that had … Continue reading How I Remember

Make New Friends

and keep the old! This is the vision behind travelmagnolia. For me, a highlight of travel is meeting and getting to know new people. Another  is sharing my experiences and photos.  I hope new friends will connect with me via this blog and share their travels as well, while the friends I have made near and far will be able to keep track of me, at least virtually! … Continue reading Make New Friends