Archive for the ‘MIND&HEART’ Category

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 | GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Romanian road trip, just for the fun of it

Romanian road trip, just for the fun of it
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. BACK IN DECEMBER last year, I went on a day trip with the Chef (my boyfriend) and his family. We simply woke up thinking a road trip would be fun, got in the car, and hit the road. We set out to drive through the Apuseni Mountains here...
October 11th, 2012 | EUROPE, MEMORIES, ROAD TRIPS, STAFF | 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 | Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS, GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Doing Spain as an Introvert

Doing Spain as an Introvert
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. TO SAY THAT I was shy growing up is an understatement.  I rarely spoke and I never wanted anyone’s attention so I did nothing to draw it to myself.  I wore a uniform of turtlenecks, baggy pants, and quiet sweaters.  However, in...
August 17th, 2012 | EUROPE, HOSTELS, MEMORIES, STAFF | Read More

Climb Kilimanjaro for Kids: One Man’s Inspiring Tale

Climb Kilimanjaro for Kids: One Man’s Inspiring Tale
Story by guest blogger James Barnett. Photos Copyright © James Barnett. TANZANIA IS A beautiful African country with a diverse tribal population speaking 128 languages. Mount Kilimanjaro towers above the opulent safari kingdom as the world’s largest free-standing mountain. One summer ago I embarked...
July 24th, 2012 | AFRICA, GUEST BLOGGERS, Philanthropy, Scenic Wonders, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

A Milliver’s Travels Historic Moment: First-Ever Staff Meetup!

A Milliver’s Travels Historic Moment: First-Ever Staff Meetup!
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. Feature photo by Milli. STAFF WRITERS who blog for Milliver’s Travels live in Canada, Romania, the UK, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida and California. Needless to say, we are a virtual community. We know one another from Twitter...
July 13th, 2012 | DINING, MEMORIES, OUR FOODIE, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

9 Travel Questions I Wish I’d Been Asked: Sicilia

9 Travel Questions I Wish I’d Been Asked: Sicilia
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. RIGHT AFTER SHE published it in September 2011, I read Gretchen Rubin’s blog post, 9 Questions To Ask About Someone’s Big, Life-Changing Trip. It made me think long and hard about my traveling thus far, and how I never really...
July 10th, 2012 | EUROPE, MEMORIES, STAFF | Read More