Archive for the ‘Scenic Wonders’ Category

Spectacular views, commanding structure, mountaintop camping: Millennium Cross, Republic of North Macedonia

Spectacular views, commanding structure, mountaintop camping: Millennium Cross, Republic of North Macedonia
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul A COMMANDING SPECTACLE AT THE summit of Vodno Mountain, and proudly overlooking the city of Skopje in the Republic of North Macedonia, is the 66-meter (217-ft) high Millennium Cross. Millennium Cross on top of Krstovar Peak At 1,066 meters (3,497 feet), Millennium...
January 11th, 2019 | FEATURED ARTICLES, ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE, Scenic Wonders, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Winter boating on Lake Matka in beautiful Matka Canyon, Skopje

Winter boating on Lake Matka in beautiful Matka Canyon, Skopje
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul DURING OUR STAY IN SKOPJE, MACEDONIA we took a couple of day trips as well. One of them was to Dolna Matka Village to see the Matka Canyon. River view of the canyon About 15 kilometers from downtown Skopje, Matka Canyon is a natural gorge, with the Treska...
December 14th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, ACTIVITIES, STAFF, EUROPE, Boating, Scenic Wonders | Read More

A Quick & Scenic San Diego Hike: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

A Quick & Scenic San Diego Hike: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Vacationing in San Diego, California is a dream for many people, and I know how lucky I am to be here. During my 30+ years in San Diego I’ve appreciated the climate, the endless assortment of outdoor activities, and the natural beauty that surrounds me every...
June 23rd, 2017 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Scenic Wonders, WALKING/HIKING | 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

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California

Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, California
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. LIVING IN A tourist destination is not always a good thing. In fact, it sometimes borders on being a major inconvenience. For example, during the summer, my family and I do not go to the beach. We live about three miles from the white,...
May 8th, 2014 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Rural Irish Wandering and Music: Part 1

Rural Irish Wandering and Music: Part 1
By guest blogger Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. WE ARRIVED AT Shannon Airport, knowing that we were not going to even try to see “everything” Ireland has to offer. Our top priorities included seeing the countryside and hearing some traditional Irish music. After that, cheese,...
November 24th, 2013 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Scenic Wonders | Read More

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