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Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary

Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary
Text & photos © Estrella Azul. Feature photo: Miskolc City at night. I LEFT FOR HUNGARY by bus on a Thursday night in 2010, and the person sitting next to me immediately proved to be quite exhausting. She got annoyed about why I sat in “her” seat, which I’d been assigned randomly...
August 26th, 2016 | EUROPE, Historic/Museums, Interesting Towns, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF | 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

How to not over-pack luggage when traveling for both work and fun

How to not over-pack luggage when traveling for both work and fun
Text & photos © Estrella Azul THIS SUMMER I was traveling from Romania to London for work, and I had some fun on the side staying at my friend’s place over the weekend. I had so much fun I want to talk about my trip—but first start by sharing some tips and suggestions for that stressful...
September 24th, 2015 | EUROPE, STAFF, TIPS&SECRETS, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

Mystical and practical secrets for visiting Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Peru

Mystical and practical secrets for visiting Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, Peru
Story by staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. ~.~.~.~.~ Latest in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ WE ROLLED OUT OF BED at an alarming 4:00 a.m. Our train, a twenty-minute walk from Casa de Wow in Ollantaytambo, was to leave at 5:30...
November 14th, 2014 | SOUTH AMERICA, STAFF | Read More

Autumn colors from Mogote Peak, New Mexico

Autumn colors from Mogote Peak, New Mexico
Story & photos © Milli Thornton. The first Saturday in October was the perfect time to visit Mogote Peak (elevation 9,987 feet) in the Tusas Mountains of Northern New Mexico. This was the height of the autumn colors and we had a glorious, sunny day for our trip. We caravaned in BJ (Brian’s...
November 7th, 2014 | 4x4ing, NEW MEXICO, STAFF | Read More

Ollantaytambo, Peru: Cobblestones, prison ruins and vivid festival of the village’s patron saint

Ollantaytambo, Peru: Cobblestones, prison ruins and vivid festival of the village’s patron saint
Story by staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. ~.~.~.~.~ Latest in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ In a previous story, I touched on our decision to stay in Ollantaytambo and our horseback ride to Inti Punku. However, I’ve barely...
October 30th, 2014 | SOUTH AMERICA, STAFF | Read More

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar
My morning routine is pretty much the same every day. Wake up, feed the kitten, have a latte and drive to work. Or rather, get driven to work (but my single-time driving lesson is a story for another time). Every morning, I walk down Napoca Street (in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) on my way to work...
October 9th, 2014 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, STAFF | Read More