Archive for the ‘DESTINATIONS’ Category

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

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IN THIS DAY and age of fast food and drive-thru, it’s nice to find a cafe where you can go in, sit and enjoy a really great meal. In Moscow, Texas—and “Yes, Virginia, there really is a Moscow, Texas”—there is such a...
October 5th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, OUTDOORS EATING, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

The Resilience of Nature: Bastrop State Park, Texas

The Resilience of Nature: Bastrop State Park, Texas
By guest blogger Valeka Cruz. Photos Copyright © Valeka Cruz. Bastrop State Park and neighboring Buescher State Park are located 30 miles south of Austin, Texas and are home to the “Lost Pines,” an isolated region of loblolly pines (yes, we have pine trees in Texas!). In 1997, the park was given...
September 14th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS | 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

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in Mountain View, Arkansas

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in Mountain View, Arkansas
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IF YOU’VE NEVER been to the Ozarks, then let me take you there. About an hour Southwest from the state of Missouri sits a town called Mountain View, Arkansas. There is so much one can do in this quaint town, but the main reason...
September 7th, 2012 | VIDEOS, GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, MUSIC, STREET LIFE | Read More

From Church to Mosque to Museum: A Visit to the Hagia Sophia

From Church to Mosque to Museum:  A Visit to the Hagia Sophia
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. “How did you end up in Turkey?” you might ask. Turkey was never on my short list (or even the long list) of places I wanted to visit before I die. It all began one day last September when my daughter brought a flyer home...
August 24th, 2012 | STAFF, Historic/Museums, EURASIA | 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