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I have visited Los Angeles thrice in the past three years and for three very different reasons. My first visit was in December 2016 to spend a day at Universal Studios. During my second visit, I was attending a conference at Long Beach in October 2018. My latest visit was last month to meet two of my closest friends. There are so many things to do and spots to see in and around LA that a trip or… Read More

For those of you who don’t know, my birthday falls on the July 3rd, which is right around the July 4th Independence Day holiday in the U.S. This year, my friend and I decided to celebrate my birthday in NYC and explore even more places than my previous trip there! Where Did I Stay? I booked the Lexington Hotel in Midtown Manhattan which is about a 10-minute walk from the Rockefeller Center. It’s pretty nice and vintage with free… Read More

Since the time I moved to the United States in August 2016 (wow, it’s been almost three years!), visiting Yosemite National Park has been in the top five National Parks I wished to see. About four hours away from San Francisco, Yosemite, is a national park in California that is famous for ancient sequoia trees and the iconic Tunnel View. You can visit this park each season as it presents a different scenery throughout the… Read More

You probably have not heard of Evanston, one of the affluent communities in Illinois alongside Lake Michigan; and you’re not the only one! I had no idea about this beautiful city until two of my closest friends moved there over the past year. It’s a charming, fresh, and quiet little University town with some excellent cafes and restaurants options to choose from. What Did I Eat? Apart from ordering food at my friend’s place, we went to a… Read More

The last time I visited Seattle, I was in school and was visiting all the major companies as a part of my school’s Career Trek. Quite obviously, I didn’t get enough time to explore the city and to be honest with you, exploring it wasn’t even on my mind. But even though I didn’t really explore it, I was stunned by its beauty and ever since it has been on my bucket list. April… Read More

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of Atlanta? The Georgia Aquarium? World of Coca-Cola? Or something else? Atlanta, one of the busiest cities in the U.S., is defined by many things – Peachtree Road, 1996 Summer Olympics, Georgia Aquarium, and so on. The city is full of life and has many things to offer. When I was asked to travel to Atlanta for my first ever… Read More

When do you realize that you need a vacation? Is it a feeling you get or is it when work gets so hectic that you need a break? If you’re a creator, do you feel like traveling to get a fresh perspective on your work? For me, as a creator, I need to travel for my own sanity. My work-life is good, but about a month ago, I was facing a writer’s block… Read More

I’m going to say this upfront – this isn’t a travel blog about Mumbai but a penned down version of a girl’s experiences in her hometown which she visits after a year and a half. After a 20-hour journey from the USA, I can’t tell you how delighted I was to just see Mumbai all lit up from the window of my flight. I’m not going to lie, I cried when I saw my… Read More

San Francisco – a hilly city surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and known for its Victorian houses, cable cars and Karl the fog; this city is home to a little bit of everything. When I first moved to the States, I dreamed of living and working in this city (before I knew how expensive it was :P). After enough procrastination, I finally booked my tickets to… Read More

If you’ve been following me on my travel journey on Instagram (@pictorialjournal), you must know that I have traveled a lot this year. It’s been an amazing year in terms of exploring new places in the U.S. either all by myself or with my friends. Each month has been unique and I wanted to look back and pen down all my 2018 highlights in this post. I hope it makes you feel… Read More