Archive for the ‘TIPS&SECRETS’ Category

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 | TIPS&SECRETS, STAFF, EUROPE, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

The highlights and hazards of high-altitude Peru

The highlights and hazards of high-altitude 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 ~.~.~.~.~ WHEN WE DECIDED to zoom straight from Lima, through Cusco, and on to the town of Ollantaytambo without an overnight stop, Dan and I were...
August 1st, 2014 | STAFF, HEALTH, SOUTH AMERICA | Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey

Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey
Feature photo ‘Machu Picchu with llama’ courtesy Marrovi. ~.~.~.~.~ First in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ Is Machu Picchu on everyone’s bucket list? We are getting one of two reactions to our plans to travel to Machu Picchu: “That’s...
May 29th, 2014 | STAFF, TRAVEL PREP, SOUTH AMERICA, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Becoming Parisian for a Week

Becoming Parisian for a Week
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. DURING A WEEK’S VACATION in Paris, it is impossible to “see all and do all” and still leave with your sanity intact. To avoid vacation overload, we strove to become Parisian by enjoying the local culture. We stayed in...
April 10th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, COMFORT & STYLE | Read More

5 Highly Effective Natural Remedies to Pack When You Travel

5 Highly Effective Natural Remedies to Pack When You Travel
Story by Milli Thornton. Feature photo © Liz Van Steenburgh. Don’t let your dream vacation turn sour. Pack natural remedies to help you avoid cold, flu, sinus infection or the discomforts of stomach bloat. Please consult your wellness practitioner before trying anything new for your health that...
February 20th, 2014 | HEALTH, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

Health, Healing and Hedonism on India’s East Coast

Health, Healing and Hedonism on India’s East Coast
Story by guest blogger Roona. Photos Copyright © Roona. FOR THE PAST few years, floating along at the mercy of life’s capricious winds, I was despairing of ever bringing my life back to a sense of normalcy and my mind to a state of restfulness. When I set out for Vizag (short for Vishakapatnam City,...
June 5th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, HEALTH, Beaches, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY, INDIA, Interesting Towns | Read More

Truth or Fiction: Are Parisians Rude to Tourists?

Truth or Fiction: Are Parisians Rude to Tourists?
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. Paris is swarming with tourists! I did my research before leaving and read several articles on different websites. This one here, Why Paris Sucks by Bellanda in Paris, about how the city can and does suck sometimes, is the funniest. Given...
April 13th, 2012 | TIPS&SECRETS, STAFF, SERIES, EUROPE | Read More