Archive for the ‘GARDENS & PARKS’ Category

Three days of exploring Debrecen, Hungary

Three days of exploring Debrecen, Hungary
Text & photos © Estrella Azul. Feature photo: Debrecen University 2010. I AM VERY LUCKY: I can walk down a street once in a strange city and then walk around later like I’m a local. Walking with my friends and admiring the flower floats that participated in the St. Stephen’s Day parade in...
September 23rd, 2016 | STAFF, EUROPE, GARDENS & PARKS | Read More

Chanticleer: A pleasure garden 30 minutes from Philadelphia

Chanticleer: A pleasure garden 30 minutes from Philadelphia
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols HEADING OFF INTO THE SUNSET on Route 76 after leaving the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia in the rear-view mirror, I never imagined I would go back. I closed the door on Philly and thought I had thrown the key so far into the weeds that I would never see it...
July 7th, 2016 | MIND&HEART, GARDENS & PARKS | Read More

International Rose Test Garden, Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden, Portland, Oregon
By staff writer Valeka Cruz. Photos Copyright © Valeka Cruz. I HAD HEARD from friends and family that the International Rose Test Garden was a beautiful place that I should visit during my recent trip to Portland, Oregon. The word beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe this haven. From the...
October 26th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS | 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

Garner State Park: Caves, Trails, Tubing – and Texas swing!

Garner State Park: Caves, Trails, Tubing – and Texas swing!
By guest blogger Valeka Cruz RECENTLY I HAD the absolute joy of visiting Garner State Park. I am very fortunate to have grown up near this gem of a Texas state park. I hadn’t visited it in years but it was just as beautiful as I remembered it being! It is one of the most heavily visited parks in...
June 8th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, CAMPING | Read More

Confessions of a Disneyophile: The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Confessions of a Disneyophile: The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. DO YOU EVER get to the point where you just want a few days away from all the things you’re busy doing or that still need to be done? We did, and we just happened to have our Disney World annual passes burning a hole...
May 29th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, Theme Parks | Read More

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. One of the great benefits of living in a tourist destination is that there are days when I get to be the tourist.  Believe it or not, even after nearly 25 years, there’s a lot of San Diego I have not yet seen. On the first really...
April 20th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS | Read More