Archive for the ‘QUIRKY PLACES’ Category

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Romania

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Romania
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul A FEW YEARS BACK I wrote about how the Day of the Dead (also known around the world as Day of Remembrance, All Saints’ day, All Hallows Tide, or All Hallows’ Day) is celebrated on November 1st in certain parts of Romania—as well as several Eastern European...
November 1st, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, QUIRKY PLACES | 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

There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail

There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols “Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns.” ~Condoleeza Rice On a recent trip to the UK, the tour guide...
August 11th, 2017 | STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. NOWHERE IS QUITE as peculiar or intriguing as underground Paris. Many people arrive via Charles de Gaulle international Airport (CDG), quite a trek from the heart of the city, then travel into the city by way of the Metro trains. But the...
March 13th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Selah Restaurant: Dining in a Bank Vault

Selah Restaurant: Dining in a Bank Vault
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Selah Restaurant is located in an old bank building at 130 S Bridge Street, downtown Struthers, Ohio. It’s a hometown restaurant with big city flair! Designed rooms, original photography, brass teller cages, a walk-in vault, full bakery...
February 16th, 2013 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, DINING, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IN THIS DAY and age of fast food and drive-thru, it’s nice to find a cafe where you can go in, sit and enjoy a really great meal. In Moscow, Texas—and “Yes, Virginia, there really is a Moscow, Texas”—there is such a...
October 5th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, OUTDOORS EATING, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More