Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

Funky Signs: Hillbilly lawn mower

Funky Signs: Hillbilly lawn mower
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. THE HILLBILLY LAWN MOWER is an ingenious device that may soon replace the noisy ride-on mowers that infest suburbia. I found this one at Hole N” The Rock, near Moab, Utah. Hillbilly lawn mower at Hole N” The Rock, Moab, Utah The...
August 12th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Quirky architecture of Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Quirky architecture of Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul IN A PREVIOUS travel article I talked about discovering Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia’s Ottoman influences, the biggest of influences still left standing. Today, I want to tell you why I deemed Skopje as having the quirkiest architecture I have...
June 29th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Legends and curiosities of Hole in the Rock, Utah

Legends and curiosities of Hole in the Rock, Utah
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. After finishing another house-sitting job, I was heading from Grand Junction, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I decided to swing out through Utah to see the sights. On Hwy 191, approx. 12 miles south of Moab, Utah, a big white arrow...
June 1st, 2018 | USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: The Four Dangers at Beaumaris Castle

Funky Signs: The Four Dangers at Beaumaris Castle
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Over the pond in Wales, U.K., a sign at the Beaumaris Castle reminds us to keep track of our children, the floors are slippery, steps are dangerous, and that seagulls attack! I laughed out loud at this sign because I slipped on a slippery step trying to get away...
May 18th, 2018 | FUNKY SIGNS, THE UK | Read More

The lesser delights of Scupi, the Skopje Aqueduct and Macedonian Village

The lesser delights of Scupi, the Skopje Aqueduct and Macedonian Village
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul In my last travel article about the capital of FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), entitled 6 Essential and 7 Practical Travel Tips for Visiting Skopje, FYROM, I mentioned that while it’s a very good place to take long walks, one may need...
April 20th, 2018 | EUROPE, TRAVEL BUMMERS | Read More

Funky Signs: Danger lurks behind the palace door

Funky Signs: Danger lurks behind the palace door
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols I’VE TAKEN PHOTOGRAPHS of some of the funky signs I’ve stumbled across in various countries, and even one in the U.S. The thing I love about the signs in other countries is how visually descriptive they are. During my travels in Scotland, I loved this funky...
February 23rd, 2018 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: The longest town name in the UK

Funky Signs: The longest town name in the UK
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols YOU CAN FIND the town with the longest name on the island of Anglesey in Wales (southwest Great Britain): Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch It’s even in the Guinness Book of World Records. Here’s a sound file of someone pronouncing...
January 19th, 2018 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, THE UK | Read More