Archive for the ‘EUROPE’ Category

A 3.2 km Spring walk through Feleacu Village, Romania

A 3.2 km Spring walk through Feleacu Village, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul THE OTHER DAY I needed to take a moment to brag: I walked 6.9 km, and biked 6.4 km, which brought the total to 13.3 km in just one afternoon! This reminded me of the time I was tutoring English while holding down three other jobs, and used to walk to all of them. The...
July 23rd, 2016 | ACTIVITIES, MIND&HEART, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | 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

Sweater weather in full force, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Sweater weather in full force, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Text & photos © Estrella Azul IT’S THAT TIME of year when I’m wearing sweaters again, cardigans, long-sleeve shirts and over-sized scarves, fuzzy socks and boots. I feel all snuggly and really getting into the fall spirit. Colorful hillside! I actually used to live in that building when...
November 8th, 2015 | ACTIVITIES, EUROPE, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

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

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar

Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar
My morning routine is pretty much the same every day. Wake up, feed the kitten, have a latte and drive to work. Or rather, get driven to work (but my single-time driving lesson is a story for another time). Every morning, I walk down Napoca Street (in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) on my way to work...
October 9th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition
Story by Estrella Azul. Photo Copyright © Trisha Poole & Estrella Azul. BY FAR OUR FAVORITE pub to visit during our trip to Brasov in April 2013 with my friend Trisha was Bibliotheque Pub. We were charmed by the place so much so that we ate and had drinks there nearly every day we spent in the city. Instant...
June 5th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | 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, ★ Rewind 4 | Read More