Archive for the ‘EUROPE’ Category

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. SOMETHING YOU HAVE to know, right off the bat, is that I do not do well with waking up early. I feel it’s flat out mean to put me through that. However, this particular trip was worth waking up to the sun being on the wrong side...
October 19th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE | Read More

Romanian road trip, just for the fun of it

Romanian road trip, just for the fun of it
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. BACK IN DECEMBER last year, I went on a day trip with the Chef (my boyfriend) and his family. We simply woke up thinking a road trip would be fun, got in the car, and hit the road. We set out to drive through the Apuseni Mountains here...
October 11th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, ROAD TRIPS, MEMORIES | Read More

Bridal Veil Waterfall, Mărgău, Transylvania

Bridal Veil Waterfall, Mărgău, Transylvania
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. LEGEND HAS IT a bride once fell off the steep cliff, with her veil left hanging from the rocks. Her wedding guests stopped in their tracks and started crying, forming a waterfall with their tears. This is the Răchiţele Falls, commonly...
September 11th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Water | Read More

Doing Spain as an Introvert

Doing Spain as an Introvert
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. TO SAY THAT I was shy growing up is an understatement.  I rarely spoke and I never wanted anyone’s attention so I did nothing to draw it to myself.  I wore a uniform of turtlenecks, baggy pants, and quiet sweaters.  However, in...
August 17th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, HOSTELS, MEMORIES | Read More

9 Travel Questions I Wish I’d Been Asked: Sicilia

9 Travel Questions I Wish I’d Been Asked: Sicilia
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. RIGHT AFTER SHE published it in September 2011, I read Gretchen Rubin’s blog post, 9 Questions To Ask About Someone’s Big, Life-Changing Trip. It made me think long and hard about my traveling thus far, and how I never really...
July 10th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, MEMORIES | Read More

The Goldfish Bowl: Jump Out and Live a Little!

The Goldfish Bowl: Jump Out and Live a Little!
By guest blogger Julian Easterly. Photos Copyright © Julian Easterly. Le Bookshop photos courtesy Dario Viallet. I HAPPEN TO LIVE, by chance, in Montpellier, France. Needless to say, that is amazing in itself. But baguettes, cheese and wine aside, nothing surprises like hearing two sixty-something...
June 12th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, CHARACTERS | Read More

The Salt Mines of Turda

The Salt Mines of Turda
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. I ONCE VISITED the Salt Mines of Turda when I was in fourth grade or so. I can still recall mostly everything from then. Once my mom got some time off work last summer, I decided to go for a little road trip with her. While she has never...
May 15th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Scenic Wonders | Read More