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A Few Hours In Sacramento

I spent only a few hours in Sacramento and despite all the history, museums and government buildings, I decided to simply wander around some of the streets in historic Sacramento and peek into some shopping and residential areas of the city. I like to get the feel of the city and going to see ‘sights,’…… Continue reading A Few Hours In Sacramento

Ask Tara · Travel

Dream To Move To New York City

I am 17, I live in Oklahoma my dream is to move to NYC. Do you have any advice? It looks so beautiful there. My Answer– I too like many others, had this dream. In 2010, I was lucky enough to visit New York City like so may others, I Fell In Love with the…… Continue reading Dream To Move To New York City

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Visit Placerville – A Historic Town In Northern California

Entering from the barren, dry grassy hills of El Dorado Hills, into Placerville (pronounced plaa-ser-ville) is quite a treat to the eyes. Almost suddenly I am transported into a land with beautiful, tall Pine, Oak and Fir trees. Not just are the hills greener and the sky more blue and welcoming, all of a sudden…… Continue reading Visit Placerville – A Historic Town In Northern California

Immigrant stories · Lifestyle · Travel

Onsite to Folsom / Eldorado Hills/ Sacramento, CA

A few days in the suburbs of CA.
From India to USA, onsite.

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New Yorkers Travel 350 Days A Year

If you are fortunate enough to live in New York, like I do, you know that vacation is when you stop sightseeing and doing new things. You stop seeing new things only for two weeks of the year, basically when you are on vacation. If you do not live here, you will just have to…… Continue reading New Yorkers Travel 350 Days A Year

Art and Crafts · Travel

Giving Museums A Chance

What if you went to a museum and the exhibits were dusty, turning color and rusting? What if the displays never changed? What if captions barely told you anything about the piece of art? Would you ever go back? Growing up I rarely went to museums.  Despite museums, having some beautiful works of art, the…… Continue reading Giving Museums A Chance

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Artists, Musicians, Hikers, Craftsmen & Foodies Are Home – Asheville, NC

Amidst the green mountains, just off the interstate in North Carolina, lies Asheville – a city that has tons of arts, culture and food, all packed into the small area that makes the city’s vibrant downtown. It’s a place where people celebrate the colors in clothes, the sounds in music and the taste in food/drinks.…… Continue reading Artists, Musicians, Hikers, Craftsmen & Foodies Are Home – Asheville, NC

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Arts In America – Berea, Gatlinburg and Black Mountain

In keeping up with my desire to learn about and make art this year, on our trip to the South, Ashwin and I decided to visit a lot of small towns which thrive on being artisan communities. We hopped around to a few communities between Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. Berea: Our first stop was in Berea,…… Continue reading Arts In America – Berea, Gatlinburg and Black Mountain

Immigrant stories · Travel

Trip To Discover A Different America

I cannot clearly remember what it was that made me want to visit some of the Southern states that I did. Did I want to visit the Bourbon trail, see horses that raced in the Kentucky Derby, or was it reading about Asheville and the arts there? Did the trip spin out out my desire…… Continue reading Trip To Discover A Different America

Art and Crafts · Travel

Performing Art- A Good Deal

It is absolutely exhilarating to come out of a theater having watched performers act live. My mind feels at peace having spent two hours or more completely immersed in a show. My lips repeat the dialogues and songs that will over taken my being for the next few hours. I laugh about the scenes from the show,…… Continue reading Performing Art- A Good Deal