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

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. Part of the mission of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is to “inspire and educate visitors with the beauty and importance of plants.” The building, with its glass peak and dome and sweeping staircases,...
April 17th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, GARDENS & PARKS, PITTSBURGH | Read More

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 2: Easy to Hook

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 2: Easy to Hook
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. IT WAS A perfect Sunday early spring afternoon when we set off from our house in Youngstown, Ohio to embark on the first adventure of our Pittsburgh challenge. We’d been lazing around all morning and only decided at the last minute to...
March 23rd, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, PITTSBURGH | Read More

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 1: The Challenge

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 1: The Challenge
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. BRIAN AND I could barely believe it when we saw that National Geographic Traveler had named Pittsburgh one of the top 20 places in the world to visit in 2012. We live in Youngstown, Ohio—just an hour over the border from the ‘Burgh—and...
March 20th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, PITTSBURGH | Read More

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. LANTERMAN’S MILL is located inside of Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown, Ohio only a few minutes drive from our house. Brian and I met up with our friends Ron and Joanne of Yellow Creek Theater (see Movies Under the Bridge) to enjoy...
December 8th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Niagara in November

Niagara in November
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. 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. But when my mother-in-law Sandi came to spend Thanksgiving...
December 2nd, 2011 | STAFF, Water, ONTARIO, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Ausable Chasm, New York

Ausable Chasm, New York
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. AUSABLE CHASM, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the many scenic beauties of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in upstate New York. Situated about twenty minutes south of Plattsburgh, next to Lake Champlain, this natural...
October 14th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Water, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. I WAS IN Poland, Ohio in July taking photos for a story (Summer Vacations at My Grandma’s House by Julia Munroe Martin) when I met a local who showed me the bridge over Yellow Creek. At first glance, this bridge is nothing special. Sure,...
October 10th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More