Archive for the ‘TIPS&SECRETS’ Category

The Dangers of Iceland (a warning all Iceland tourists should heed)

The Dangers of Iceland (a warning all Iceland tourists should heed)
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE MOST about traveling to another country is I get to see just how much Americans are protected from themselves in the United States. We have the most ridiculous warning tags on the most obvious things. Recently, for example, I’ve learned...
August 24th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, ISLANDS, SAFETY | 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 | TIPS&SECRETS, EUROPE, TRAVEL PREP | 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

The highlights and hazards of high-altitude Peru

The highlights and hazards of high-altitude Peru
Story by staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. ~.~.~.~.~ Latest in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ WHEN WE DECIDED to zoom straight from Lima, through Cusco, and on to the town of Ollantaytambo without an overnight stop, Dan and I were...
August 1st, 2014 | STAFF, HEALTH, SOUTH AMERICA | Read More

Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey

Machu Picchu, Peru: preparation for the journey
Feature photo ‘Machu Picchu with llama’ courtesy Marrovi. ~.~.~.~.~ First in a series about her travels in Peru by staff writer Lisa A. White ~.~.~.~.~ Is Machu Picchu on everyone’s bucket list? We are getting one of two reactions to our plans to travel to Machu Picchu: “That’s...
May 29th, 2014 | STAFF, TRAVEL PREP, SOUTH AMERICA, Scenic Wonders | 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 | 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 | Read More