Posts Tagged ‘EUROPE’

Postcard-Perfect Santorini

Postcard-Perfect Santorini
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. IMAGINE POSSESSING THE ability to step inside a postcard whenever you wanted.  Which postcard would you step into? I recommend any postcard from Santorini, a Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Visiting Santorini was never...
March 17th, 2013 | STAFF, EUROPE, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. SOMETHING YOU HAVE to know, right off the bat, is that I do not do well with waking up early. I feel it’s flat out mean to put me through that. However, this particular trip was worth waking up to the sun being on the wrong side...
October 19th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE | Read More

Bridal Veil Waterfall, Mărgău, Transylvania

Bridal Veil Waterfall, Mărgău, Transylvania
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. LEGEND HAS IT a bride once fell off the steep cliff, with her veil left hanging from the rocks. Her wedding guests stopped in their tracks and started crying, forming a waterfall with their tears. This is the Răchiţele Falls, commonly...
September 11th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Water | 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 | STAFF, EUROPE, HOSTELS, MEMORIES | 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 | STAFF, EUROPE, MEMORIES | Read More

The Salt Mines of Turda

The Salt Mines of Turda
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. I ONCE VISITED the Salt Mines of Turda when I was in fourth grade or so. I can still recall mostly everything from then. Once my mom got some time off work last summer, I decided to go for a little road trip with her. While she has never...
May 15th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Scenic Wonders | 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