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Funky Decorations: Holiday wishes, the travel writer’s way

Funky Decorations: Holiday wishes, the travel writer’s way
Text by Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Matt Bell & Mark McDermott HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS around the world vary, and we at Milliver’s Travels have an extensive collection of diverse Christmas stories from previous years. This year we’re featuring Christmas Southwest style, with a cheery...
December 25th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: The books are bored

Funky Signs: The books are bored
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photo Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. Driving through the village of Oracle, Arizona on my way to visit Oracle State Park (a dark skies park), I noticed this arresting sign at the local library: The books are bored. Come in and give them a tickle. How could anyone resist such...
December 15th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, FUNKY SIGNS | 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

Autumn Flowers Exhibition, Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden

Autumn Flowers Exhibition, Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul THE ANASTASIE FĂTU BOTANICAL GARDEN in Iași, Romania, founded in 1856, has a rich history. And it is one of the establishing members of the Botanic Gardens of Romania Association. These are some of the reasons I wanted to visit it during a recent trip to Iași....
November 17th, 2017 | STAFF, EUROPE, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, November moon, Tucson, Arizona

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, November moon, Tucson, Arizona
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photo courtesy Web of Life Labyrinth Tucson. THIS IS PART 2 of my Tucson labyrinth adventure. After walking a labyrinth for the first time ever in Rio Vista Park, I wanted to experience the full moon labyrinth walk I’d seen on Facebook. The Facebook page (Web of Life...
November 5th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, Spirituality | Read More

Funky Signs: “We Deliver”

Funky Signs: “We Deliver”
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. KAFER’S FLOWERS in Mansfield, Ohio are serious when they say “We Deliver”: Cemetery Wreaths & Saddles Turns out “saddle” is a florist’s term meaning styrofoam mounted on a stand that can be used to create floral...
October 20th, 2017 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Labyrinth with a view: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, Tucson, Arizona (and how to find this labyrinth, which is well-hidden)

Labyrinth with a view: Rio Vista Natural Resource Park, Tucson, Arizona (and how to find this labyrinth, which is well-hidden)
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. (If, like I was, you’re already in the park Googling on your phone for directions to the labyrinth, scroll down the page till you see this heading: How to find the labyrinth inside Rio Vista Park.) AS PART OF MY ongoing house-sitting...
October 6th, 2017 | USA MAINLAND, Spirituality | Read More