Articles By: Milli Thornton

SITE OWNER Milli Thornton started Milliver’s Travels in 2009. With her fun and encouraging style, she manages a staff of 10+ and also welcomes guest bloggers who follow the guidelines for submission. Milli is the author of 'Fear of Writing: putting the fun back into writing.' Read more about her writing career and travel exploits by visiting 'About Milli' here at Milliver's Travels or her author website, millithornton.com

Niagara Falls in November

Niagara Falls in November
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Originally published on Milliver’s Travels in November 2011. THE FIRST TIME I saw Niagara Falls it was during the summer months. I never gave a thought as to how it would look during the colder months—it just seemed like a summer activity....
November 16th, 2018 | ONTARIO | Read More

Fear of Not Flying

Fear of Not Flying
Story Copyright © Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams Editor’s note: This adventure happened in 2012. I found it by accident in a neglected folder. The feelings I experienced that day were too transformational to keep hidden away in some dusty folder so I’m publishing this...
April 7th, 2018 | STAFF, Flying, ONTARIO | Read More

Funky Signs: “We Deliver”

Funky Signs: “We Deliver”
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. KAFER’S FLOWERS in Mansfield, Ohio are serious when they say “We Deliver”: Cemetery Wreaths & Saddles Turns out “saddle” is a florist’s term meaning styrofoam mounted on a stand that can be used to create floral...
October 20th, 2017 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Lobo Trails, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Benefits of the Gold Trail for jogging or walking your dog

Lobo Trails, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Benefits of the Gold Trail for jogging or walking your dog
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. Part of the Lobo Trails system of the University of New Mexico, the Gold Trail is a 2-mile walking track in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In keeping with the wellness drive of UNM’s Employee Health Promotion department, Lobo Trails are meant...
July 14th, 2017 | STAFF, 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 | STAFF, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio

Open House at The Village Pantry, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ First published five Christmases ago, this story is being republished by popular demand. The Village Pantry still holds open house every year, and this year it was again held on December 3. ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ . ~ SINCE 2003, in...
December 30th, 2016 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Historic/Museums, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Split, Croatia: The Perfect City for a Weekend Break

Split, Croatia: The Perfect City for a Weekend Break
Images courtesy Pixabay and Giannis Pitarokills, used under the Creative Commons license IT’S NORMAL around this time of year to start craving a holiday. The festive season is done and dusted, your New Year’s resolutions have taken the fun out of your weekends, and your bank account is finally...
January 29th, 2016 | EUROPE | Read More