Archive for the ‘MIND&HEART’ Category

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

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

Love & fun at Taos House No. 29

Love & fun at Taos House No. 29
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. As a DJ on Luna 103.7 FM in Taos, New Mexico, I cover a lot of announcements from sponsors and community groups. Whenever I can, I like to find a personalized way to put it across to my listeners. Often that means visiting a website so I can...
June 26th, 2014 | STAFF, NEW MEXICO, Philanthropy | 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 | Read More

Dinner with Abdul

Dinner with Abdul
Story by guest blogger Leigh Lauck. Photos Copyright © Leigh & Matthew Lauck. WE ARRIVED IN the city of Fez by train from Casablanca. Just turning those words over in my head as we rolled through the Moroccan countryside—Arriving from Casablanca by train!—gave me shivers of delight. It sounded...
April 17th, 2014 | GUEST BLOGGERS, DINING, AFRICA, CHARACTERS | Read More

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival

Making up for missing the Debrecen world-famous Flower Festival
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul WHEN I VISITED one of my friends from Hungary, I made sure to plan my vacation so that I could spend a week with her sight-seeing near Miskolc and, before traveling back home, a couple of days in Debrecen as well. In Hungary, August 20th...
February 14th, 2014 | ENTERTAINMENT, STAFF, EUROPE, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Goodbye, Ohio

Goodbye, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton & Brian Williams. Feature photo: Sunset, Berlin Lake, Ohio This time tomorrow the Penske truck will be sitting in our driveway while the movers load our goods and chattel. By afternoon we’ll be heading off for New Mexico by road,...
February 20th, 2013 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, MEMORIES | Read More