Archive for the ‘DESTINATIONS’ Category

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, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More

The Bridal Veil Waterfall aka Răchiţele Falls, Romania

The Bridal Veil Waterfall aka Răchiţele Falls, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul LOCATED IN BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED forestry and an area surrounded by high cliffs, the Bridal Veil Waterfall (or Răchiţele Falls) is considered one of the most beautiful smaller waterfalls in Romania. Snowy pine-lined forest road A large sign shows the map of the area...
January 27th, 2017 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | 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, EUROPE, STAFF, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ First published five Christmases ago, this story is being republished by popular demand. The Village Pantry still holds open house every year, and this year it was again held on December 3. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ SINCE 2003, in...
December 30th, 2016 | Historic/Museums, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Corvin Castle, otherwise known as Vajdahunyadi Vár

Corvin Castle, otherwise known as Vajdahunyadi Vár
Text & Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul ONE MORNING LAST DECEMBER, when two bank holidays had us enjoy a long weekend off from work, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a road trip to Hunedoara (Hungarian: Vajdahunyad) and see one of the seven wonders of Romania, Corvin Castle (Hungarian: Vajdahunyadi...
December 16th, 2016 | EUROPE, Historic/Museums, STAFF | Read More

Hotel Castel Dracula in the village of Piatra Fântânele

Hotel Castel Dracula in the village of Piatra Fântânele
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul AT THE END OF OCTOBER our firm took us on a haunted castle-themed, weekend team building trip to Piatra Fântânele in Tihuța Pass. Tihuța is a high mountain pass in the Romanian Bârgău Mountains (Eastern Carpathian Mountains) connecting Transylvania...
November 18th, 2016 | ACTIVITIES, EUROPE, LODGING, Skiing, STAFF, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Nitobe Memorial Garden, Vancouver, Canada

Nitobe Memorial Garden, Vancouver, Canada
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Imagine a place where it’s bumper-to-bumper traffic for the better part of most days and evenings in the summer. The tourists have descended on your city and there’s nowhere to escape. It takes you 30 minutes to get anywhere (at a minimum), and you just want...
November 4th, 2016 | BRITISH COLUMBIA, GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF | Read More