Archive for the ‘EUROPE’ Category

How to not over-pack luggage when traveling for both work and fun

How to not over-pack luggage when traveling for both work and fun
Text & photos © Estrella Azul THIS SUMMER I was traveling from Romania to London for work, and I had some fun on the side staying at my friend’s place over the weekend. I had so much fun I want to talk about my trip—but first start by sharing some tips and suggestions for that stressful...
September 24th, 2015 | EUROPE, STAFF, TIPS&SECRETS, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar
My morning routine is pretty much the same every day. Wake up, feed the kitten, have a latte and drive to work. Or rather, get driven to work (but my single-time driving lesson is a story for another time). Every morning, I walk down Napoca Street (in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) on my way to work...
October 9th, 2014 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, STAFF | Read More

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition
Story by Estrella Azul. Photo Copyright © Trisha Poole & Estrella Azul. BY FAR OUR FAVORITE pub to visit during our trip to Brasov in April 2013 with my friend Trisha was Bibliotheque Pub. We were charmed by the place so much so that we ate and had drinks there nearly every day we spent in the city. Instant...
June 5th, 2014 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, STAFF | Read More

Becoming Parisian for a Week

Becoming Parisian for a Week
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. DURING A WEEK’S VACATION in Paris, it is impossible to “see all and do all” and still leave with your sanity intact. To avoid vacation overload, we strove to become Parisian by enjoying the local culture. We stayed in...
April 10th, 2014 | COMFORT & STYLE, EUROPE, STAFF | Read More

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. NOWHERE IS QUITE as peculiar or intriguing as underground Paris. Many people arrive via Charles de Gaulle international Airport (CDG), quite a trek from the heart of the city, then travel into the city by way of the Metro trains. But the...
March 13th, 2014 | EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF | Read More

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. PARIS IS A PLACE where it is far too easy to run yourself ragged trying to do and see everything and, in the process, you completely miss the character of the city. Dan and I decided that in order to slow down for a true vacation, we...
March 6th, 2014 | EUROPE, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul WHEN I VISITED one of my friends from Hungary, I made sure to plan my vacation so that I could spend a week with her sight-seeing near Miskolc and, before traveling back home, a couple of days in Debrecen as well. In Hungary, August 20th...
February 14th, 2014 | ENTERTAINMENT, EUROPE, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF | Read More