Archive for the ‘STAFF’ Category

Why Reykjavík?

Why Reykjavík?
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols THE NEIGHBOR LADIES and I met up for “Wino Wednesday” at our local watering hole right before the end of the school year. It’s a cozy, classy place in downtown Encinitas, California, with tables set among racks and racks of really good wine. The proprietors...
July 13th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, ISLANDS | 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

Sunbathing at Hungarospa Thermal Baths, Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary

Sunbathing at Hungarospa Thermal Baths, Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul IN ROMANIA, we recently had two bank holidays fall during the same work-week: May 28th celebrated the Orthodox Pentecost Monday and June 1st was Children’s Day. For the Children’s Day holiday we planned for a bathing-suit kind of day, so we headed...
June 15th, 2018 | STAFF, EUROPE, Beaches, Water | Read More

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 | 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 | STAFF, EUROPE, GARDENS & PARKS, Historic/Museums | Read More

Spending New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary

Spending New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul I FIRST TOOK my boyfriend to Budapest, Hungary on New Year’s Eve in December 2015, as part of our short trip to Miskolc during the winter holidays.  We wanted to see the fireworks in Hungary’s capital. We woke up early and drove there, reaching...
January 1st, 2018 | STAFF, EUROPE | Read More

My favorite places to eat while visiting Iași, Romania

My favorite places to eat while visiting Iași, Romania
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul ONE OF MY LATEST travels stories was about Iași, Romania, sharing my experiences at Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden. Today I’m back writing about Iași because another wonderful thing about it was the food. We chose our accommodation based on proximity...
December 1st, 2017 | TASTE BUDS, STAFF, EUROPE, DINING | Read More