Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail

There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols “Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns.” ~Condoleeza Rice On a recent trip to the UK, the tour guide...
August 11th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Funky Signs: There is no Poop Fairy

Funky Signs: There is no Poop Fairy
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton. During a recent housesitting job in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the homeowner told me about a 2-mile walking track known as the Gold Trail. I was babysitting a 1-year-old dog named Thea and she had energy to spare. This photo is the most fun I’ve...
June 5th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

The Looong Way to Zichy Cave

The Looong Way to Zichy Cave
Text & photos © Estrella Azul For this year, my plan is to go on as many road trips as possible. The first one this spring was to visit a few dripstone caves around Șuncuiuș village, about an hour’s drive from my city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. My boyfriend and I had never been to the Șuncuiuș...
May 5th, 2017 | STAFF, EUROPE, TRAVEL BUMMERS | Read More

Funky Signs: Chopper parking only!

Funky Signs: Chopper parking only!
Text & photos © Estrella Azul AS SOON AS I SAW this sign at Euphoria Biergarten, a lovely restaurant in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, I knew I had to take a picture of it (see feature photo, right). Knight on watch It is a quirky place overall, with sort of a medieval vibe to it, and I am positive that...
March 10th, 2017 | STAFF, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

The frozen Bridal Veil Waterfall aka Răchiţele Falls, Romania

The frozen Bridal Veil Waterfall aka Răchiţele Falls, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul LOCATED IN BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED forestry and an area surrounded by high cliffs, the Bridal Veil Waterfall (or Răchiţele Falls) is considered one of the most beautiful smaller waterfalls in Romania. Snowy pine-lined forest road A large sign shows the map of the area...
January 27th, 2017 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: Stick Your Gum Here!

Funky Signs: Stick Your Gum Here!
Text & photos © Estrella Azul But, no, not onto your screen when you read this! While walking to lunch one day on my for-work-and-fun trip to Kingston Upon Thames, London, UK I found this “Stick Your Gum Here!” sign to discourage littering. This is such a good idea! Much easier to...
September 2nd, 2016 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, THE UK | Read More

Funky Signs: Loreto, Baja – Cactus or Beer?

Funky Signs: Loreto, Baja – Cactus or Beer?
Text & photo © Milli Thornton. I refuse to go behind the bars at this storefront in Loreto, Baja California, and find out they sell the usual Tecate beer and maybe some bottled agua. I propose this is merely an edifice. In my happy imagination, you walk through the door and it opens into a flowering...
June 2nd, 2015 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More