Archive for the ‘DESTINATIONS’ Category

Funky Signs: Stick Your Gum Here!

Funky Signs: Stick Your Gum Here!
Text & photos © Estrella Azul But, no, not onto your screen when you read this! While walking to lunch one day on my for-work-and-fun trip to Kingston Upon Thames, London, UK I found this “Stick Your Gum Here!” sign to discourage littering. This is such a good idea! Much easier to...
September 2nd, 2016 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, THE UK | Read More

Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary

Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary
Text & photos © Estrella Azul. Feature photo: Miskolc City at night. I LEFT FOR HUNGARY by bus on a Thursday night in 2010, and the person sitting next to me immediately proved to be quite exhausting. She got annoyed about why I sat in “her” seat, which I’d been assigned randomly...
August 26th, 2016 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, Interesting Towns, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

A 3.2 km Spring walk through Feleacu Village, Romania

A 3.2 km Spring walk through Feleacu Village, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul THE OTHER DAY I needed to take a moment to brag: I walked 6.9 km, and biked 6.4 km, which brought the total to 13.3 km in just one afternoon! This reminded me of the time I was tutoring English while holding down three other jobs, and used to walk to all of them. The...
July 23rd, 2016 | ACTIVITIES, MIND&HEART, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Split, Croatia: The Perfect City for a Weekend Break

Split, Croatia: The Perfect City for a Weekend Break
Images courtesy Pixabay and Giannis Pitarokills, used under the Creative Commons license IT’S NORMAL around this time of year to start craving a holiday. The festive season is done and dusted, your New Year’s resolutions have taken the fun out of your weekends, and your bank account is finally...
January 29th, 2016 | EUROPE | Read More

Sweater weather in full force, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Sweater weather in full force, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul IT’S THAT TIME of year when I’m wearing sweaters again, cardigans, long-sleeve shirts and over-sized scarves, fuzzy socks and boots. I feel all snuggly and really getting into the fall spirit. Colorful hillside! I actually used to live in that building when...
November 8th, 2015 | ACTIVITIES, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING, ★ Rewind 2 | Read More

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 | TIPS&SECRETS, STAFF, EUROPE, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

Mystical and practical secrets for visiting Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Peru

Mystical and practical secrets for visiting Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Peru
Story by staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. ~.~.~.~.~ Latest in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ WE ROLLED OUT OF BED at an alarming 4:00 a.m. Our train, a twenty-minute walk from Casa de Wow in Ollantaytambo, was to leave at 5:30...
November 14th, 2014 | STAFF, SOUTH AMERICA | Read More