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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 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, Flying, ONTARIO | Read More

Alba Carolina Fortress Through the Seasons

Alba Carolina Fortress Through the Seasons
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul The 18th-century Alba Carolina Fortress (also known as Alba Iulia Fortress) has over time slowly but surely become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Romania. Arrowed signs guiding you through the fortress With a fascinating “change of the...
March 23rd, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, GARDENS & PARKS, Historic/Museums | Read More

6 Essential and 7 Practical Travel Tips for Visiting Skopje, FYROM

6 Essential and 7 Practical Travel Tips for Visiting Skopje, FYROM
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul AS MENTIONED IN MY previous travel story, Discovering Skopje’s Ottoman Influences, I have never visited a city quite like Skopje. I learned so much about the capital of FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), most of it while walking Skopje’s...
March 9th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, TIPS&SECRETS, EUROPE, TRAVEL PREP | Read More

Muir Woods: Hiking Under the Mighty Coastal Redwoods

Muir Woods: Hiking Under the Mighty Coastal Redwoods
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols and Sam Nichols I BELIEVE THERE ARE no coincidences. Let me explain my assertion. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stayed at an AirBnb with my girls in the quaint, small town of Fairfax in Marin. The hostess sent me a text wanting to know when I was going...
August 13th, 2016 | MIND&HEART, STAFF, WALKING/HIKING, ★ Rewind 1 | 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

5 Highly Effective Natural Remedies to Pack When You Travel

5 Highly Effective Natural Remedies to Pack When You Travel
Story by Milli Thornton. Feature photo © Liz Van Steenburgh. Don’t let your dream vacation turn sour. Pack natural remedies to help you avoid cold, flu, sinus infection or the discomforts of stomach bloat. Please consult your wellness practitioner before trying anything new for your health that...
February 20th, 2014 | HEALTH, TRAVEL PREP, ★ Rewind 2 | Read More

You can fall in love with Taormina in less than a day

You can fall in love with Taormina in less than a day
By guest blogger Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. Last November I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Sicily with a friend. We were there for a week and traveled to quite a few places in North and East Sicily, including Siracusa, Catania, Taormina, Cefalu, Palermo, Monreale, Ragalna,...
May 11th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, Interesting Towns, ★ Rewind 3 | Read More