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Funky Signs: The longest town name in the UK

Funky Signs: The longest town name in the UK
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols YOU CAN FIND the town with the longest name on the island of Anglesey in Wales (southwest Great Britain): Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch It’s even in the Guinness Book of World Records. Here’s a sound file of someone pronouncing...
January 19th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, THE UK | Read More

Spending New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary

Spending New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul I FIRST TOOK my boyfriend to Budapest, Hungary on New Year’s Eve in December 2015, as part of our short trip to Miskolc during the winter holidays.  We wanted to see the fireworks in Hungary’s capital. We woke up early and drove there, reaching...
January 1st, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE | Read More

Funky Decorations: Holiday wishes, the travel writer’s way

Funky Decorations: Holiday wishes, the travel writer’s way
Text by Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Matt Bell & Mark McDermott HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS around the world vary, and we at Milliver’s Travels have an extensive collection of diverse Christmas stories from previous years. This year we’re featuring Christmas Southwest style, with a cheery...
December 25th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: The books are bored

Funky Signs: The books are bored
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photo Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. Driving through the village of Oracle, Arizona on my way to visit Oracle State Park (a dark skies park), I noticed this arresting sign at the local library: The books are bored. Come in and give them a tickle. How could anyone resist such...
December 15th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

My favorite places to eat while visiting Iași, Romania

My favorite places to eat while visiting Iași, Romania
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul ONE OF MY LATEST travels stories was about Iași, Romania, sharing my experiences at Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden. Today I’m back writing about Iași because another wonderful thing about it was the food. We chose our accommodation based on proximity...
December 1st, 2017 | TASTE BUDS, FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, DINING | Read More

The Hunt for Gregory’s Fez

The Hunt for Gregory’s Fez
Story by guest blogger Leigh Lauck. Photos Copyright © Leigh & Matthew Lauck. THIS IS THE STORY of two travelers driven by the need to hunt down a fez in a city called Fez. And a guy named Gregory, who really, really wanted that fez. The stakes, as in Red October, were high. Are you perched on the...
May 22nd, 2014 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AFRICA, MEMORIES, ★ Rewind 1 | Read More

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, ★ Rewind 3 | Read More