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There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail

There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols “Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns.” ~Condoleeza Rice On a recent trip to the UK, the tour guide...
August 11th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Running through the Romulus Vuia Ethnographic Park, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Running through the Romulus Vuia Ethnographic Park, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul The Romulus Vuia Ethnographic Park, opened in 1929 as an outdoor museum, is beautiful. I recall going there on a class trip somewhere around 3rd grade. As opposed to many of my classmates, I didn’t have grandparents or other relatives living on farms in the Romanian...
July 28th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE, Forests, Historic/Museums, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Lobo Trails, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Benefits of the Gold Trail for jogging or walking your dog

Lobo Trails, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Benefits of the Gold Trail for jogging or walking your dog
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. Part of the Lobo Trails system of the University of New Mexico, the Gold Trail is a 2-mile walking track in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In keeping with the wellness drive of UNM’s Employee Health Promotion department, Lobo Trails are meant...
July 14th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

A Quick & Scenic San Diego Hike: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

A Quick & Scenic San Diego Hike: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Vacationing in San Diego, California is a dream for many people, and I know how lucky I am to be here. During my 30+ years in San Diego I’ve appreciated the climate, the endless assortment of outdoor activities, and the natural beauty that surrounds me every...
June 23rd, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Scenic Wonders, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

What to see on a day-trip to Bratislava

What to see on a day-trip to Bratislava
Text & photos © Estrella Azul DURING SUMMER VACATION my boyfriend and I stayed in Budapest, Hungary, for a week. While looking for cities to visit nearby we realized Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, was only a two-hour drive away. We took the M1 motorway early in the morning and, without any...
April 7th, 2017 | ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, ROAD TRIPS | Read More

The Castle of Diósgyőr’s road to restoration

The Castle of Diósgyőr’s road to restoration
Text & photos © Estrella Azul AS MENTIONED in my previous travel article about the European city of Miskolc (Visiting Miskolc, Hungary during the winter holidays), I first visited the Castle of Diósgyőr in 2005, and it so happened that I revisited it every five years after that. Not much visible...
February 17th, 2017 | ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums | Read More

Visiting Miskolc, Hungary during the winter holidays

Visiting Miskolc, Hungary during the winter holidays
Text & photos © Estrella Azul I FIRST VISITED Miskolc in 2005, and it just so happened that I re-visited this city in Hungary (approx. population 160,000) every five years after that. I don’t recall as much from my first visit as I do from the following two. I guess seeing the city with the...
January 13th, 2017 | ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More