Archive for the ‘MIND&HEART’ 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

Muir Woods: Hiking Under the Mighty Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods: Hiking Under the Mighty Coastal Redwoods
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols and Sam Nichols I BELIEVE THERE ARE no coincidences. Let me explain my assertion. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stayed at an AirBnb with my girls in the quaint, small town of Fairfax in Marin. The hostess sent me a text wanting to know when I was going...
August 13th, 2016 | MIND&HEART, STAFF, WALKING/HIKING | 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

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